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The REACH Distance Learning Center serves as the central agent for online learning at UTPB, providing leadership in distance learning policies, strategies, and practices.

Dynamic growth, changing student demographics, an increasing need for accessible lifelong learning and advances in information technologies have transformed the educational environment.  The University of Texas of the Permian Basin responds to these trends by providing a wide range of distance learning strategies that provide flexibility and access to academic programs and students.

See Online Programs and Courses  and discover more about how distance education courses can help you.

REACH provides primary access to UTPB course content at

ATTENTION: Enrolled student accounts are created automatically. Accounts are active with registered courses the first day of class. Check Academic Calendar for exact start dates.

Visit Online Course Schedules for most up-to-date of online course offerings each semester.

Directions to Login to UTPB Classes in Blackboard (Bb9.1) :
UTPB Bb Username:  last name+underscore+(1st letter of first name)+(last 5 digits of student ID)
UTPB Bb Password:  password chosen when claiming your 10-digit student ID

Permian Basin partners with the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus and Texas Distance Education of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ec logo teal 5.12.15(THECB) electronic "marketplace" making UTPB's online quality instruction available to students throughout Texas and other states.

You can shop for programs and courses in this electronic marketplace and be confident each college and university has pledged to follow standards from the Principles of Good Practice. This set of quality standards, originally developed by the Western Cooperative of Educational Telecommunications, is available on the THECB web site at:

UT Permian Basin Approved States for Online Learning

Distance Learning Complaint Process for UTPB's Out-of-State Student

UT Permian Basin encourages you to resolve issues or complaints by using the University Complaint Form or the student grievance process. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about UT Permian Basin with your state of residence or the University’s accrediting organization.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

The University of Texas System provides to its students and prospective students contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student’s state.

Accrediting Agency

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-679-4500
Fax: 404-679-4528