Welcome to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. UTPB is dedicated to students and your academic success. Many national publications have recognized UTPB; most recently, The Economist magazine ranked UTPB as #1 in the UT System for its graduates exceeding expected earnings. In 2008, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ranked UTPB #1 among Texas public universities for students finding jobs or going on to graduate or continue to professional school. UTPB grads consistently rank in the top 10 of Texas public universities for their graduates getting jobs.
UT Permian Basin is a dynamic, growing campus. The atmosphere on campus is a great mix of academics and fun. With a student population of 6,100 in Fall 2015, UTPB is growing, adding programs and students. Beginning in Fall 2016, for the first time, UTPB football will take the field in the Lone Star Conference.
The College of Business and Engineering has grown over the past few years. The business school is ranked in the top third of U. S. business schools and earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The College also offers programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in Engineering: Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, with concentrations in Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering. A new engineering building is being designed and will soon be under construction.
The College of Arts and Sciences has nationally accredited programs in Music, Art, Athletic Training and Social Work. The pre-health professions program has double the average acceptance rate into Texas medical schools. Other programs such as English, Spanish, Biology, Geology, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, the Physical Sciences, History, Sociology and Psychology are also successful in preparing students for the next phase in their lives. Housed in the new Science and Technology Building, the College places its graduates in jobs and graduate and professional schools.
The College of Education offers graduate programs in Special Education, Counseling, Reading, Bilingual Education and Educational Leadership, as well as undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher preparation. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), UTPB is one of the few universities in Texas that has met this high standard. The College now offers a groundbreaking Teacher Residency Program and extensive work in AVID.
The Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program at UTPB prepares nursing graduates to the highest standard. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Texas Board of Nursing, UTPB has one of the most realistic simulation laboratories for nursing instruction. Our graduates are highly sought after by hospitals and other health care providers.
Perhaps the most talked about new happening on campus is the introduction of football at UTPB. For the first time with Football will be the Marching Falcon Band. In addition to Football, UTPB athletics offers 15 intercollegiate sports. Beginning Fall 2016, UTPB will be offering men's and women's Golf for the first time, as well as men's and women's Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, and men's Baseball, women's Softball and women's Volleyball.
In Fall 2016, UTPB will be opening a new living learning facility complete with a two story food court. Freshmen will be given priority for living in this wonderful, new environment.
Whether you arrange for a personal tour or come to one of our Falcon Days, you will see ongoing growth on our campus. I encourage you to visit the web pages of each program offered here at UTPB. I feel certain there is a perfect fit here for you.
I want you to have the very best college experience possible. UT Permian Basin’s focus on student life and academic excellence will help you do just that. Come join us!
W. David Watts
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin