Our Vision for the Future

The University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

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:

  • Almost 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)
  • 100% pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (20% 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.

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.