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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 5,698
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $228.39
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $277.74
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 43.7
Median SAT/ACT 969/20
% of African American Students 5
% of Asian American Students 3
% of Hispanic Students 46
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 22.9:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 124
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 63
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 23.6
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 40
% of Freshmen Who Return 65
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 12.6

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79762










Points of Distinction

  • UTPB’s Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is ranked as one of the top centers in the world, and the Ballet Folklorico de UTPB, Step Team, and UTPB Mariachi perform at school and community events around the Permian Basin.
  • Greek life is a growing aspect of student activities.
  • UTPB became a full member of the NCAA at the Division II level in 2008 and offers a number of intramural sports opportunities. Its 16 athletic teams were joined by its first ever football team in fall 2016.

THE FIRST SCHOOL IN Texas to offer a $10,000 bachelor’s degree in select majors, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) has been recognized as the least expensive, public, four-year institution in Texas for all college expenses, including tuition and fees, according to a College for All Texans Foundation report.

In addition, UTPB has made the BestColleges.com list of the top 50 schools in the nation with the most affordable online programs, and the U.S. News and World Report’s no. 4 ranking in low cost, public, online bachelor’s degree programs.

UTPB created Texas’ first entirely virtual Early College High School network. Its commitment to quality education has been evident through the pursuit of national accreditation in art (NASAD), business (AACSB-International), education (CAEP), mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering (ABET), social work (CSWE), music (NASM), nursing (CCNE), and athletic training education (CAATE).

UTPB offers a total of 35 baccalaureate degrees and 19 master’s degrees, with music and nursing programs that opened in 2013. To meet the needs of students who work part-time or full-time, many upper level and graduate courses are offered in the evening, on weekends, or online. Accelerated degree programs are also offered in selected undergraduate and graduate areas.

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