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 2013 enrollment: 3,150, plus 1,021 residents and post-graduate trainees
  • Eight campuses, in four cities
  • Total graduates: more than 29,000
  • Total workforce: 5,500
  • FY 14 operating budget: $765.2 million
  • Budget coming from state appropriations: 23 percent
  • Annual research expenditures for FY 2013: $156 million
  • Annual research awards and sponsored program activity for FY 13: $164.5 million
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) FY 13 grant funding: $66.2 million
  • Ranked highly in Texas for aging research funding from the National Institute on Aging
  • Endowments: $432 million market value (Aug. 31, 2013)
  • Chief catalyst for the $29.2 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio
  • Ranked in the top 13 percent of institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) members: 6
  • $17.7 million in uncompensated care in FY 13
  • 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, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For FY 2013, annual research awards and sponsored program activity, such as research supported by private gifts, totaled $164.5 million. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 29,000 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. The $765 million operating budget for FY 2014 supports eight campuses in four cities: San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. 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.