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San Antonio Amongst Leaders in Hispanic Businesses, College Graduates

By June 22, 2010

There are many cities large and small with strong Hispanic ties. This is particularly true of the Southwest, from California to New Mexico and of course, Texas (I know, not everyone considers Texas to be the Southwest, but many do).

Recently, some great news came to light about where the Hispanic community in San Antonio ranks in business and higher education compared to other cities in the U.S. with large Hispanic populations.

UTSA continues to make the push for academic excellence, and it is beginning to really pay off. The second-largest school in the UT system was recently recognized as a leader in Hispanic graduates, with nearly 1,800 (or more than 45% of the total diplomas earned) students of Hispanic decent crossing the stage to graduate.

The second big honor comes from Hispanic Magazine, which recognized San Antonio as the home of 13 major Hispanic companies as a part of it's Top 500 Businesses list.

I recently said I was going to try and find more positive lists that San Antonio ranks on instead of the usual array of bad lists when it comes to health and other categories. It seems that lately, those lists are coming to me instead of me having to go look for them. Good job, San Antonio!


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