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Advancing the Mission

Our Vision of the Future

The mission of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is to provide quality education to all qualified students in a supportive in-person and online educational environment; to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service; and to serve as a resource for the intellectual, social, economic, technological advancement, and healthcare of the diverse constituency in Texas and the region.

The University aspires to be a vibrant, student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development—preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world.

From experimental beginnings, UT Permian Basin has grown and keeps growing in nearly every direction:

  • More than 7,000 students are enrolled from every corner of the globe.
  • Our beautiful campus boasts a world-class performing arts center and modern apartment-style housing
  • More than 40 student organizations keep student life vibrant and engaging. 
  • Our alumni enjoy great successes soon after graduation:70% of UTPB pre-med students get into medical school (25 points higher than the statewide average)
  • 89% pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (10% higher than the national average) 
  • Even though UTPB has grown, we’ve worked hard to provide the most affordable world-class education in West Texas.

A Few of Our Rankings

  • #2 - Best Four-Year Colleges (, 2017)
  • #14 - Best Online Colleges in Texas (, 2017)
  • #21 - Most Affordable Online Colleges Offering a Bachelor’s Degree (, 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 (
  • 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.

The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country – full of industry, culture, and wide open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin – which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S. UT is an affordable, modern school that thinks large and lives local.

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