Trinity University is a private liberal arts college in San Antonio, Texas
Founded in 1869, Trinity University campus is located in the Monte Vista Historic District and adjacent to Brackenridge Park. The student body consists of over 2,299 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, and the university awarded 517 undergraduate degrees in 2013-2014. Trinity offers 42 majors and 57 minors among 6 degree programs and has an endowment of $1.2 billion, which permits it to provide resources typically associated with much larger colleges and universities.
Trinity is a member institution of the Annapolis Group, a consortium of leading national independent colleges which share a commitment to liberal arts values and education; and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
As defined by the Carnegie Foundation’s classification, Trinity University is a small, highly residential university with a majority of enrollments coming from undergraduate students. The full-time, four-year undergraduate program is classified as “more selective, lower transfer-in” and has an arts and sciences focus with some graduate student coexistence. Trinity is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Full-time undergraduate tuition is $36,214 for 2014-2015.
Trinity has achieved numerous commendations as a result of its focus on academics and the resources it provides for its students and faculty. For example:
- Trinity was recognized by the Princeton Review in its 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, its annual college guide, and has been featured in the guide since its first publication.
- Trinity was ranked first in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Regional University Rankings” in the region “West”.
- Washington Monthly named Trinity the nation’s best master’s university in 2013 for “promoting the public good,” based on social mobility, research, and civic engagement.
- Trinity was named a 2011-12 Best Value Private College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance at #27. Kiplinger ranked 200 private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value. Trinity performed well because of a high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources, and overall great value.
- Forbes 2012 rankings, prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranks Trinity 101st nationally. Forbes rankings evaluates a college investment from a consumer perspective, focusing on the quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates, and levels of debt at graduation.