View of the front entrance and of the Academic and Administration Building of the Health Science Center

Health Science Center Facts

Facts at a Glance

  • Year established: 1959. Year doors opened: 1968
  • President: William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 3,130, plus 984 residents and post-graduate trainees
  • Total graduates: More than 32,200
  • Total faculty: 1,730
  • Total workforce: 5,400
  • FY16 revenue operating budget: $801.8 million
  • Budget coming from state appropriations: 21 percent
  • Ranked first in Texas for aging research funding from the National Institute on Aging
  • Endowment market value: $476.6 million (2015)
  • Chief catalyst for the $30.6 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio
  • National Academy of Medicine members: 6
  • Address of (central) Long campus: 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas
  • Phone: (210) 567-7000
  • Website:


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the country‚Äôs leading health sciences universities. The operating budget for FY 2016 is $801.8 million (revenues). The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 32,200 graduates. Designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving Institution, the Health Science Center consistently ranks among the top schools in the nation for graduating Hispanic health care providers. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

Strategies for achieving this mission are:

  • Educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists.
  • Engaging in research to understand health and disease.
  • Commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public.
  • Providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care.
  • Engaging our community to improve health.
  • Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy.
(Approval by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board — April 25, 2012)


The purpose of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to provide the best in health careers education, biomedical research, patient care and community service to San Antonio and the South Texas/Border Region. Through undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, the faculty is committed to educating health professionals who will provide excellent patient care and research that can be applied to treat and prevent disease.

Updated Nov. 12, 2015