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: 37
  • Graduate Degree Programs: 22
  • 94-percent of UT Permian Basin school of nursing graduates passed the NCLEX(The National Council Licensure Examination).
  • 80-percent passing rate for College of Engineering students on the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam
  • 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: 40
    • Texas counties represented: 175
    • Countries represented: 47
    • First-generation college students: 42%

Student Profile, Fall 2021

  • Gender:
    • Women: 60%
    • Men: 40%
  • Ethnicity/Race:
    • Latino: 49%
    • White: 35%
    • Black: 7%
    • 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