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UTPB welcomed more than 450 prospective students and their families to campus

UT Permian Basin is celebrating after hosting our largest ever admissions preview event, Falcon Day. On Saturday, April 1, 2023, UTPB welcomed more than 450 prospective students and their families to campus.   

During Falcon Day, guests get a glimpse of college life, hear from current students about their college experience, and gain important information. Our team covers everything from financial aid, residential living, student activities, and more.   

“I’m so thankful for our hardworking Admissions team for hosting this event. Without them this would not have been possible,” said Dr. Becky Spurlock, Senior VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “It’s exciting that more people from the Permian Basin are recognizing the opportunities available right here in their backyard. When people visit UTPB they get a feel for how special our campus truly is and once they meet our students, faculty, and staff they see why so many choose to become a Falcon. Plus, we remain one of the most affordable options in the State of Texas for pursuing a degree.”   

The Falcon Day success comes after the University saw an upward trend in enrollment for spring 2023. This spring, enrollment grew 7.35% from last spring. Currently, the University has 5,377 students enrolled. Even more exciting is the growth UT Permian Basin has seen in semester credit hours, which increased 11.18%.    

“The addition of our Falcon Free program, which covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for students whose families earn $100,000 or less, has made a college education possible for many more students.  We are on a path to double our numbers of graduates over the next decade and these milestones provide the momentum we need to achieve our goals,” said UT Permian Basin President, Dr. Sandra Woodley.    

Each academic year UT Permian Basin hosts four Falcon Days: in October, November, February, and April. If you were unable to attend a Falcon Day this year, that’s okay! You can schedule an individual tour of campus for you and your family. Our admissions team will show you around campus and will sit down with you to discuss the application and aid process. We can’t wait to share UT Permian Basin with you!