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Exterior of Mesa Building

General Campus Facts

  • Founded: 1969
  • Campus Locations: Odessa and Midland, Texas
  • Alumni: ~18,000
  • Mascot: Falcon
  • Acres: 600
  • Highlights:
    • Wagner Nöel Performing Arts Center
    • J. Conrad Dunagan Library
    • John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute and Presidential Archives
    • Stonehenge replica (on campus)
    • 3-mile walking/jogging park around Odessa campus
    • Childhood home to President George W. Bush displayed
    • Largest heated outdoor pool in West Texas

Academics

  • Schools and Colleges: 5
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs: 35
  • Graduate Degree Programs: 18
  • 100-percent of UT Permian Basin students passed the Fundamental of Engineering Exam. That’s 21% higher than the national average!
  • UTPB students' admission rate to medical school is 70%, compared to the state average of 45%.
  • UTPB student-athletes maintain a higher average GPA and graduate at a higher rate than the general student population.

Enrollment

  • Enrollment: 5,834
  • Undergraduate students: 4,744
  • Graduate students:  1,090
    • States represented: 36
    • Texas counties represented: 185
    • Countries represented:   45
    • First-generation college students: 53%

University Rankings

  • #2 - Best Four-Year Colleges (Schools.com, 2017)
  • #14 - Best Online Colleges in Texas (TheBestColleges.org, 2017)
  • #21 - Most Affordable Online Colleges Offering a Bachelor’s Degree (OnlineU.org, 2017)
  • #21 - for Hispanic graduates in Master’s programs (2015-16)
  • #20 - producer of Native American graduates in Engineering
  • #14 - most affordable small university in the country (and the only Texas university on the list) (Student Loan Hero)
  • #1 - Most affordable master’s in bilingual/ESL education (2018)
  • Least expensive four-year institution in Texas for all college expenses (CollegeForAllTexans.com)
  • Top 35 - Regional Universities West (U.S. News and World Report)—and also earns rankings for best online bachelor's degree programs and best undergraduate engineering programs.

Student Profile, Fall 2018

  • Gender:
    • Women: 59%
    • Men: 41%
  • Ethnicity/Race:
    • Latino: 47%
    • White: 38%
    • Black: 6%
    • Unknown: 1%
    • Asian: 3%
    • Other: 5%

Athletics

Men’s Sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Cross Country

Women’s Sports:

  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
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