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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

*Fees not included

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79762








Points of Distinction

  • The university's Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, built in 2011, houses an 1,800-seat main concert hall, a 200-seat recital hall, and the UTPB music department.
  • UTPB football has taken the field as a member of NCAA Division II and its basketball team has made the Sweet 16. 

The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country. At the academic heart of this revitalized area sits The University of Texas of the Permian Basin—which, every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders into the communities of the Basin and across the U.S.

UT Permian Basin is a four-year university at the center of a new energy and economic boom. We are committed to connecting all graduates to industry through internship programs and job placement with some of the most successful companies in the country.

UT Permian Basin has been named the least expensive four-year institution in Texas for all college expenses by With its wide range of undergrad and graduate studies, UTPB continues to earn national recognition for its academic rigor.

Recent test scores show a 89 percent pass rate by UT Permian Basin students who sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, 9 percent higher than the national average. The College of Engineering recently added chemical and electrical engineering programs. Diverse: Issues in Education shows that UT Permian Basin ranked 38th in the nation for producing Hispanic graduates in accounting in 2015-2016, a 12 percent increase from the previous year. The college of business states Hispanic students that graduated in accounting in 2015-16 represented 56 percent of that class, ranking ninth in the country by that metric. Simply put, UT Permian Basin is the academic heart of West Texas.

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