What Does It Mean To Build A College-Going Culture?
On San Antonio’s South Side, a handful of new buildings modeled after the city’s historic Spanish missions dot a large plot of land. Tan stone, arches and domes. It’s the home of San Antonio’s newest university: Texas A&M-San Antonio. There’s a strong argument that the existence of this campus could be a big part of the solution to San Antonio’s Latino college gap. Twelve years ago, it didn’t exist. And prior to that time, the only public four-year institution in town was on San Antonio’s whiter — and wealthier— North Side.