University of the Incarnate Word (Distance Learning)

University of the Incarnate Word (Distance Learning)

San Antonio, TX
student ratio
total students
$4,455 | $4,455
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Adult Friendly Learning: Save gas, time, and money while earning your degree

Looking for ways to move ahead in your career? Earn your degree online at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) through UIW Online, designed to make education affordable, accessible and attainable. Reap the benefits of a quality education with no application fee, reduced tuition and free textbooks for all undergraduates.

Completing two courses in an 8-week term is a great way to complete 12 credit hours in the same timeframe as a traditional 16-week semester. This accelerated pace is perfect for the busy professional balancing education with work and family. Unlike traditional students concentrating on four or more courses during a semester, adult learners in our programs focus on one or two courses in the accelerated 8-week term.

The University of the Incarnate Word is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

FREE Textbooks for all undergraduate students

No charges for textbooks at the undergraduate level; they are absolutely FREE! Most textbooks are in electronic format, conveniently accessible and portable, using your laptop or eBook reading device. Free textbooks help to keep student costs down and eBooks add value by optimizing the latest technologies for ease and convenience.

Members of our Armed Forces, we salute you!

No fees. That's right; no fees! UIW Online charges absolutely no fees to our military students and tuition is at cap; $250 per credit hour for undergraduate military students. Tuition at cap along with free textbooks equals no out-of-pocket expenses for active-duty military. Credit for military training will be applied to fulfill degree requirements where applicable. Check out our transfer friendly degrees. Your undergraduate degree is a smoother route with our convenient online admissions and registration processes. We provide a sense of community even at a distance with the support of military-friendly administration, staff and faculty. The University of the Incarnate Word has been named a 2014'military-friendly' university by GI Jobs magazine, the fifth consecutive year for this honor. Along with honors from Military Times and Military Advanced Education, we offer tried and true academic programming for our military heroes.

Veterans, military dependents and DoD Civilians also receive a discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour with UIW Online. Contact us to find out more about these rates. The UIW Center for Veterans' Affairs assists veterans in applying for veterans' benefits and dedicated staff facilitates the admission and registration process.

Been out of school a while?

The University of the Incarnate Word promotes life-long learning and fosters the development of the whole person. UIW Online offers a second-chance for students who passed on going to college right out of high school or who started but did not finish. Fill out our online application today and with determination, a computer and access to the internet you are ready to begin your path to a degree from the University of the Incarnate Word.


The curriculum offers students an integrated program of liberal arts and professional studies that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service. Our faculty are scholarly practitioners and understand the relationship between academics and the global workplace. UIW Online offers complete degree programs designed for the adult learner that are relevant to their current career or to help transition into a new career field. Our academic programs contain the academic rigor that will engage your mind and challenge you to reach new goals.

Our Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences was designed for students who have completed 18 - 30 hours of previous work in a related field and wish to finish a BA degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program develops in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a professional level business position, the ethical considerations of business are emphasized. Students will select a specialization area as part of the degree program in Accounting, General Business, Information Systems, General Management, Project Management, eBusiness Management, Marketing, and Social Marketing.

The Bachelor of Arts in Administration is designed especially for the transfer student. It contains a professional sequence of business courses that will provide students a background in administration for entry-level positions. Students customize their plan with a minor that compliments their current job or prepares them for future goals.

A Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources will prepare students for challenges in the workplace related to managing and developing people.

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development prepares students for challenges related to improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency by increasing the capacity for individuals, groups and organizations to adapt to change.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology will contribute to a student's general knowledge and prepare them to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related disciplines

The Bachelor of Religious Studies is recommended both for students interested in religious education and/or church ministry, and for those wishing to augment their academic background in the area to support the liberal arts dimension of their chosen professional career (e.g., law, medical, business).

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice allows students to gain a range of knowledge in law enforcement, corrections, and practical implementation skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BS-HSCI) is designed for students who are ready to prepare for a career in the healthcare field. Professionals already working can complete a BS-HSCI degree to move on to a senior leadership position. This degree is very flexible with multiple concentrations: General Studies (Military Training), Administration, Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician, Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Nutrition.

Location & Contact

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway, CPO #324 
San Antonio, TX 78209-6397

UIW EAP Admissions

Phone: 210-757-0202 
Toll-Free: 800-318-1876
Fax: 210-428-6352

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Majors & Degrees

  • Associate Degrees Offered

• Associate of Arts in Business Administration

• Associate of Arts in General Studies

• Associate of Arts in Information Technology

• Associate of Science in Health Sciences with concentrations in:

-Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician

-Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

-Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

-Certified Medical Administrative Assistant


-General Studies (Military training)

  • Bachelor Degrees Offered

• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in:


-General Business

-Information Systems

-General Marketing

-Social Marketing

-General Management

-eBusiness Management

-Project Management

• Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

• Bachelor of Arts in Administration

• Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

• Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development

• Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

• Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

• Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with concentrations in:

-General Studies (Military Training)


-Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician

-Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

-Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

-Certified Billing & Coding Specialist


• Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • Undergraduate per credit hour: $495   
    • Undergraduate per 3-hour course: $1485
  • Fees
    • Records Fee (one-time charge): $40
    • Graduation Fee: $50
    • Deferred Payment Plan Fee: $50
    • Administrative Fee (per course withdrawal; non-refundable): $50

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,496
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino59.31%
    • Black or African American7.45%
    • White or Caucasian19.01%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.34%
    • Asian1.97%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.17%
    • Two or more races1.02%
    • Unknown5.85%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.88% representing 44 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty577
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 5,047 students to 377 faculty




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