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Facts & Figures

Serving over 6,600 students, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts is the largest college at UTSA. COLFA is proud to contribute to the education of virtually every student at the university through the Core Curriculum, with a third of all UTSA credit hours being taught in the college.

At a Glance

  • 11 departments
  • Number of degrees awarded: 25,885
  • Research: 11% of total university grant submissions; $1,656,024 in funding
  • 177 tenured and tenure-track faculty; 2 endowed chairs; 2 endowed professors
  • Undergraduate studies: 23 degrees; 11 concentrations; 29 minors; 2 certificates
  • Graduate studies: 2 PhD programs; 11 MA programs; 5 certificates
  • 93 college and departmental scholarships (58 endowed)
  • 33% of all UTSA credit hours are courses in COLFA
  • Approximate enrollment:
    • 6,650 total
    • 6,120 undergraduate
    • 530 graduate
  • Student ethnicity:
    • Hispanic: 45%
    • White: 35%
    • Black: 8%
    • Asian: 3%

College Highlights

  • The College of Liberal and Fine Arts has an exceptional faculty drawn from outstanding institutions nationwide who continue to distinguish themselves, receiving local and national awards including outstanding teaching awards, holding editorships of major scholarly journals, and publishing and presenting their research nationally and internationally.
  • COLFA students regularly receive Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships, Rotary Scholarships, and many other respected awards.
  • The college and its 11 departments host over 100 events, concerts, lectures and exhibitions open to the public each year.
  • COLFA is a major provider of arts and humanities programming in South Texas, with an audience of over 70,000 guests annually.
  • UTSA Satellite Space, located in the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, is the Department of Art and Art History's off-campus gallery. Since its first exhibition in 1993, Satellite Space has become one of San Antonio’s most respected venues for challenging contemporary art. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.