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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 4,476
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $448.35*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $483.35*
Yearly Room and Board $5,001-$7,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 29.4
Median SAT/ACT 1049/20
% of African American Students 7.8
% of Asian American Students 3.3
% of Hispanic Students 58.6
% of International Students 2.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 156
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 29.9
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 23.6
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 46.9
% of Freshmen Who Return 67.9
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A

* 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 is ranked as one of the top performing arts centers in the world.
  • UTPB ranked no. 21 for Hispanic graduates in master’s programs in 2015-16.
  • 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 Permian Basin (UTPB)—which, every year, delivers leaders into the Basin and across the U.S.

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

With an enrollment nearing seven thousand students, UTPB 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 in programs that include engineering and business.

The College of Business is AACSB accredited, a distinction awarded to very few business colleges, and the program has been ranked among the best in the country by The MBA program has received multiple national distinctions over the past year.

UTPB officially opened a new engineering building in 2019 and is constructing the state-of-the-art D. Kirk Edwards Family Human Performance Center. The 63,000-square-foot facility will house the kinesiology department, including classrooms and labs.

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