University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX 78209


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,906
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,174 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of the Incarnate Word is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,934 applications and 3,614 students were granted admission. University of the Incarnate Word is at the #90 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 87% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 940
ACT17 to 20

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of the Incarnate Word's tuition was $27,000 for all students regardless of residency (0.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of University of the Incarnate Word's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,555 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of the Incarnate Word in 2016-2017, was 532, which is 61% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,959 (which is 1.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of the Incarnate Word has enrolled a total of 8,906 students (5,801 students full-time and 3,105 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,906 students, 812 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 6,423 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,483 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,631 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 52%

White: 22%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of the Incarnate Word.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 21% 251 223
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 11% 128
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 10% 122
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 9% 104 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 93
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 6% 78
Education 5% 55 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 43 15
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 32
Psychology 2% 20 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of the Incarnate Word full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of the Incarnate Word graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,100. Last year, out of the total 434 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 391 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 392 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 341 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,100 $31,800
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 434 392

Campus Location

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