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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,118
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $188.72*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $223.72*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 48
Median SAT/ACT 1006/20 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 6
% of Asian American Students 3
% of Hispanic Students 46
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 23.7:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 120
% of Male/% of Female Students 41/59
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 42
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 26.4
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 43
% of Freshmen Who Return 86
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 4

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79762










Points of Distinction

  • The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is ranked as one of the top in the world.
  • The Ballet Folklorico de UTPB, and UTPB’s step team, marching band, and mariachi perform at school and community events.
  • UTPB is a full member of the NCAA at the Division II level and offers many intramural sports opportunities. Its 16 athletic teams were joined by football in 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 repeatedly recognized for affordability and a high caliber education.

Schools.com ranks UTPB first in the state and 13th in the nation for the affordability of its tuition and fees, a status achieved through generous grant aid packages, low net price, and the relatively low amount of debt its graduates carry.

As part of UTPB’s commitment to quality, its College of Education and programs in visual arts, mechanical and petroleum engineering, social work, music, nursing, and athletic training are among UTPB areas awarded accreditation by national councils and boards in their fields. The UTPB College of Business and Engineering is one of less than a third of U.S. business schools to hold Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation.

UTPB has been named one of the nation’s best colleges for online learning by AffordableCollegesOnline.org and shows its commitment to well-rounded student success through its participation in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programs for higher education. AVID helps educators develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills in students throughout their college career.

Part of The University of Texas System, UTPB offers a total of 35 baccalaureate degrees and 19 master’s degrees. Its student body is mostly native Texans, with 38 percent of students coming from Midland-Odessa.

* Fees not included

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