Schools & Education

San Antonio has 19 area public schools containing 236,626 students. The Northside Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in the state with 63,000 students. San Antonio also has over fifty parochial schools 100 private schools. Higher Education: Our Lady of the Lake University is an independent Catholic university established in San Antonio. It is ranked by the US News and World Report on the list of America’s Best Colleges 2006.

The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution established in 1893 and is the fourth largest private school in Texas with an enrollment over 5,000.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) serves the South Texas region from three different campuses and has over 27,000 students currently enrolled in 113 undergraduate programs. UTSA offers 58 bachelor’s, 42 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs and has seven more doctoral programs in planning.

Trinity University, established in 1869, is a private undergraduate institution offering 37 majors. Students at Trinity are known to be “intelligent men and women who enjoy challenges but still manage a laid-back Texas attitude”.

St. Mary’s University is San Antonio’s largest and oldest catholic university housing 2,185 students. It ranked 14th in the nation for academic reputation among colleges and universities and has one of the highest graduation rates in the region.

Located in the Alamo Community College District are Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College, and St. Phillips College. Also in San Antonio is the ITT Technical Institute, Hallmark Institute of Technology, and the Southwest Research Institute. Outside the realms of classroom education, San Antonio offers several dance schools including Arathi School of Indian Dance, Mayra Worthen Ballet School, Performer’s Academy Home. and the San Antonio Dance Company.