beauty shot of UT Permian Basin campus
Each of these rankings is based on tuition, graduation and retention rates, debt, and financial aid.

The University of Texas Permian Basin is once again being recognized by U.S. World News and
Report as one of the best universities in the nation for social mobility, ranked as a top public
school, and recognized as one of the best regional universities.

Social mobility, according to U.S. News and World Report, is a university’s success at enrolling
disadvantage students who are awarded with Pell Grants. A majority of students who receive the
federal funding come from households where the gross incomes are under $50,000. 85%
of UTPB students receive need-based aid.

“We are proud of how focused UTPB is on serving students and providing a quality, University
of Texas System education. We know pursing a college education can be expensive, so our goal is
to provide the best value with the best outcomes for our students, including preparing them for
lifelong successful careers,” said Sandra Woodley, President, The University of Texas Permian
Basin.

UT Permian Basin has also jumped 10 spots from last year in the rankings for Top Public
Schools, which includes criteria such as offering discounted tuition to students who reside in
Texas and research opportunities.

In Addition, UTPB jumped 14 spots from the previous year for Regional Universities West. This
category includes universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and master’s
programs.

Each of these rankings is based on tuition, graduation and retention rates, debt, and financial
aid. These honors highlight what is special about UTPB and the value of a highquality University committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds.