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Nursing Receives Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UTPB is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that serves as a voluntary, self-regulatory process to encourage the continuous improvement of nursing education and post-baccalaureate residency programs.

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Holiday Celebration at the Wagner Noël

The "Holiday Celebration at the Wagner Noël" opens the holiday season for the Permian Basin. It is the largest onstage performance in West Texas. This annual "Celebration" will take place Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. As always, free tickets are "first come, first serve” through the Ticket Office of the Wagner Noël or online at for a nominal charge for this standing-room only event.

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Give to UTPB

When you give to UTPB, you support a network of students, programs and activities that directly impact the community right here in the Permian Basin, reaching the entire state of Texas and beyond. On Tuesday, December 1st, be part of a national day of giving back known as Giving Tuesday. Big or small, your gift is what keeps the University of Texas of the Permian Basin growing and thriving.

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Communication Program Recognized

A recent ranking of online Communication degree programs by Affordable Colleges Online placed UTPB's Communication Program at third in the nation. Selection was based on a combination of academic rigor, flexibility, support, and affordability. UTPB's online Communication degree received a score of 97.72 out of a possible 100.

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Register Now for Spring 2016

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester is now open. Use to register.

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UTPB Recognized for Value and Quality

A new ranking by The Economist of all U.S. four-year, non-vocational colleges and universities ranks The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 103rd in the nation for value. The ranking establishes UTPB as the third in Texas out of 42 higher educational institutions and the first in the UT System.

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Student Orientation & Registration

Your success is our priority. Our Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Program is designed to facilitate your academic and social transition to UTPB. We’ll teach you what it means to be a Falcon and make sure that you are actively engaged in your college experience. Remember, our dedicated team of staff and students are here to help you and your family. Feel free to call us at 432-552-2651 with any questions you have about SOAR.

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Apply to UTPB!

With a UTPB degree, you have the quality and reputation of the UT System, the affordability of a public university and the personal attention that only comes with a university enrollment of approximately 6,100 students.  With great scholarships and financial aid available, UTPB makes every effort to put that bachelor’s or master’s degree within your reach.  We are accepting applications for Spring, Summer or Fall 2016 semesters!

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Campus Carry Law

The Campus Carry Law (SB11) is being discussed on campus by students, faculty and staff.  The law goes into effect August 1, 2016.  President W. David Watts has established a Campus Carry Committee that will recommend to him S.B. 11 implementation policies by the end of November. The campus carry committee will hold a number forums on campus and welcomes your comments through an online survey.