The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) offers a full range of medical education and research through its Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. More than 3,000 students a year train in an environment that includes more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas. The University is one of the country's leading health science universities, ranking in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is the largest university in the South Texas are with 66 bachelor's, 52 master's and 24 doctoral programs. Founded in 1969, UTSA has become a nationally-ranked research university with over 30,000 students.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), a part of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center, is one of the nation's premier cancer centers. The mission of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center is to conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment. Their vision includes an uncompromising commitment to understanding the complex nature of cancer, its causes and consequences.