UT Health San Antonio is the largest research university in South Texas with an annual research portfolio of approximately $350 million. It is the region’s only academic health institution, and its Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best medical schools, ranking in the top 30% in the U.S. for research. The institution’s strategic investment in research of metabolic diseases (such as obesity and diabetes) is a direct response to the heavy burden of these conditions on South Texas families. Its faculty members are likewise committed to conquering adult and childhood cancer, brain diseases, heart attack, stroke and many other health dilemmas that rob people of life and productivity.
Research led by UT Health San Antonio faculty has yielded new therapies for COVID-19, new treatments for chronic leukemia and post-traumatic stress disorder, and advancements in detecting and treating many other diseases. UT Health San Antonio, designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, continues in its 50-year mission to teach, discover and heal in service of the public good across South Texas.
Facts and figures
Established 1959, doors opened 1968
President: William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
Fall 2021 enrollment: 3,466, plus 995 residents and post-graduate trainees
Total graduates: 41,100+
Total faculty: 1,832
Total workforce: 7,099
FY 22 annual operating expense budget: $1.08 billion
Budget coming from state appropriations: 21 percent
Among the top-ranked institutions in Texas for aging research funding from the National Institute on Aging
Endowments: approximately $845.4 million (FY 21)
Annual research awards and sponsored program activity: $309 million (FY 21); on track for $350 million (FY 22)
A chief catalyst for the $42.4 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio
National Academy of Medicine members: 8
Supports 2 million patient visits each year through 800 providers in 100 medical specialties and subspecialties
Address of (central) Long campus: 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
The mission of UT Health San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.