The largest public university in San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing institutions of higher learning in Texas. It is committed to serving the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its quality programs and services. Founded in 1969 by the Texas Legislature, the university is the second largest component in the University of Texas System. UTSA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With its three campuses: the 1604 Campus, the Downtown Campus, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. The university provides 121 degree programs including 62 bachelor's, 43 master's, and 16 doctoral programs in its nine colleges and schools. Constructed in 1972, the 1604 Campus is the main campus of the university. It is spread over a 600-acre tract in the rolling foothills of San Antonio's northwest side. A central courtyard, reminiscent of an Italian village, forms the focal point of the campus. On-campus housing, athletic facilities, an art gallery, and distance learning facilities are among other features. Located at the intersection of Durango Boulevard and Frio Street, the UTSA Downtown Campus is a full-service educational institution that sits on 11 acres. It offers 18 on-site degree programs and a variety of resources such as a 19,000-square-foot library, an instructional theater, and a bookstore. Counseling, financial aid, and fiscal services are also available. Opening its door in 1968, the Institute of Texan Cultures is a museum, dedicated to serving as the state's center for multicultural education. It boasts one of the most complete libraries on Hispanic culture. A comprehensive business school in South Texas, UTSA’s College of Business has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency. Further, U.S. News & World Report rated its College of Engineering as one of the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Also, of special significance is the College of Education and Human Development – the third largest producer of teacher education degrees for Hispanics in the United States.