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.
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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.
In 2017, information security analysts in Texas earned nearly twice as much as the average annual salary of all occupations in Texas.
|Location||Mean Salary||Entry Level Salary||Experienced Salary|
|Texas||95,000 dollars||57,000 dollars||114,000 dollars|
|Alamo Region||90 thousand dollars||60,700 dollars||1,600 dollars|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA||91,600 dollars||61,700 dollars||1,600 dollars|
Wage of All
Average Annual Wage of Information Security Analysts in Texas
|San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA||38.6%|
UTSA IS HOME to three respected cybersecurity research centers:
UTSA plans to build a combined National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science in Downtown San Antonio by 2022.
The NSCC will:
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.
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