Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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CYBERSECURITYEducational Programs Economic Snapshot

University of Texas at San AntonioUTSA  

The University of Texas at San Antonio is only one of a handful of colleges and universities in the nation designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in all National Security Agency focus areas, which include cyber operations, cyber defense and research. As a national leader in both cybersecurity education and research, UTSA is at the forefront of increasing and strengthening the cybersecurity workforce to face global security challenges.

UTSA is uniquely positioned to advance the nation in cyber research and workforce development, as construction begins on the National Security Collaboration Center, a hub for cyber activity in the region and various federal and industry partners; it will also address critical workforce needs. There are more than 1 million vacant cybersecurity positions worldwide, and given current trends, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs will reach 3.5 million by 2021.


of UTSA cybersecurity
graduates have
job placement
upon graduation

UTSA’s cybersecurity graduates are highly recruited and quickly employed, earning average starting salaries of $60,000 to $80,000 annually.

To meet the needs of adult learners already in the workforce, UTSA offers a fully online Bachelor of Business Administration in Cybersecurity, with enrollment open to students across the United States.

All Systems: Grow!

In 2017, information security analysts in Texas earned nearly twice as much as the average annual salary of all occupations in Texas.

Entry Level


Average Annual Wages for Information Security Analysts, 2017
LocationMean SalaryEntry Level SalaryExperienced Salary
Texas95,000 dollars57,000 dollars114,000 dollars
Alamo Region90 thousand dollars60,700 dollars1,600 dollars
San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA91,600 dollars61,700 dollars1,600 dollars

Source: JobsEQ

↑ $49,000
Average Annual
Wage of All
in Texas

Average Annual Wage of Information Security Analysts in Texas

10-Year Forecasted Growth Rates for Information Security
Analyst Employment by Texas Region, 2018

Estimated 10-Year Growth Rates for Information Security Analyst Employment (As of 2018)
LocationGrowth Rate
Alamo Region37.8%
San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA38.6%

Source: JobsEQ

  • In 2018, 957 information security analysts were employed in the Alamo Region.
  • Forecasts predict the occupation will grow over the next 10 years by nearly 38 percent in the Alamo Region and MSA, just slightly below the state forecasted growth rate of 42 percent.

UTSA’s Community Investment and Economic Impact

UTSA IS HOME to three respected cybersecurity research centers:

  • The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security
  • The Institute for Cyber Security
  • The Center for Security and Analytics

National Security Collaboration Center

UTSA plans to build a combined National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science in Downtown San Antonio by 2022.

The NSCC will:

  • Help resolve the nation’s greatest cybersecurity risks
  • Partner UTSA’s academic researchers and 38 private and government entities
  • Serve as a catalyst for national security research, education and workforce development in Texas
  • Attract cybersecurity businesses and federal operations to claim a portion of the projected $156 billion global cybersecurity market


UTSA’s superior training and educational opportunities — combined with close proximity to cybersecurity offices and installations of the NSA, DHS, FBI and the Air Force — have helped the San Antonio area become a nationally recognized hub for cybersecurity.


Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


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