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University of Texas at Brownsville

The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) is a University of Texas System member located in Brownsville, Texas. This university formed a partnership between the University of Texas-Pan American at Brownsville and the Texas Southmost College. From 1991 to 2011, these two colleges were a substantial presence in South Texas education. They provided special opportunities for over 17,000 students from Texas, Mexico, and elsewhere. Today the partnership has ended with UTB becoming a stand-alone University of Texas school and Texas Southmost College becoming an independent community college once again. UTB offers bachelor’s degrees and an increasing number of graduate degrees in fields such as sciences, liberal arts, business, education, etc. There are also professional programs which are also designed to meet the regional, national and international needs.

General Information

Admission Office
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 882-8295
(800) 850-0160
Fax: (956) 882-7810
admissions@utb.edu
Contact: Rene Villarreal
Director of Admissions
Main Address
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 882-8200
www.utb.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 16,340
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,797
Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,145
Graduate enrollment: 849

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Enrollment Statistics


Undergraduate Attendance Status


Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age


Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status



Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity


Retention and Graduation Rates


Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees


Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees


Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,145 $4,664 $4,872 $5,109 +4.86%
Books and Supplies $601 $615 $646 $646 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,377 $5,504 $5,782 $5,782 0.00%
Other $4,006 $4,100 $4,308 $4,308 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,389 $8,587 $9,021 $9,021 0.00%
Other $3,995 $4,090 $4,297 $4,297 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,129 $14,883 $15,608 $15,845 +1.52%
In-state Off Campus $17,130 $17,956 $18,836 $19,073 +1.26%
In-state with Family $4,746 $5,279 $5,518 $5,755 +4.30%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,086
In-state Student Fees $1,104
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $8,666
Out-of-state Fees $1,104

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,329 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,318 95% $6,965,563 $5,285
• Federal grants 985 71% $3,982,447 $4,043
• Pell grants 985 71% $3,772,197 $3,830
• Other federal grants 339 25% $210,250 $620
State/local government grant or scholarships 702 51% $1,716,240 $2,445
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,219 88% $1,266,876 $1,039
Student loan aid 448 32% $1,730,461 $3,863
• Federal student loans 448 32% $1,730,461 $3,863
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1053 198 1021 208
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 80 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 80 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 189 33 102 19
Accounting 47 14
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 7
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs
Business Administration and Management 93 33
Business/commerce 4 76
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 1
Finance 1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 8 6
International Business/trade/commerce 20
International Marketing 4 6
Marketing/marketing Management 23
Communication and Journalism Programs 40
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 40
Computing and Information Sciences 35 16 7
Computer and Information Sciences 10 16 7
Information Science/studies 25
Construction Trades 17
Building/construction Site Management/manager 17
Education 126 177
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 14
Curriculum and Instruction 20
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 123
Educational Leadership and Administration 46
Educational/instructional Technology 24
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 9
Music Teacher Education 1
Reading Teacher Education 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 30
Special Education and Teaching 12
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 15
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 2
Engineering 8
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 8
Engineering Technology 11 22 15
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 9 15
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 5
Industrial Technology/technician 3 13
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 1
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 2
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 13 3
English Language and Literature 13 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23 4 18
Language Interpretation and Translation 2
Spanish Language and Literature 21 4 18
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 35 13 185 69
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 8
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 6 2
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 54
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 9 13
Nursing Administration 2
Nursing Education 11
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 14
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 35 116
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 28
History 34 2
History 34 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 95 23
Corrections 39
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 51
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 5 23
Human Services 1 70
Public Administration 1
Social Work 70
Legal and Law Studies 10 3
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 1 3
Legal Assistant/paralegal 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 376
General Studies 376
Mathematics and Statistics 13 2
Mathematics 13 2
Mechanics and Repairers 60
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 18
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 29
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 268 6
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 268 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 9
Environmental Science 9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 62
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 62
Physical Sciences 3 3
Chemistry 3
Physics 3
Precision Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/assistant
Machine Tool Technology/machinist
Psychology 51
Psychology 51
Social Sciences 56
Political Science and Government 24
Sociology 32
Visual and Performing Arts 28 5
Art/art Studies 11 3
Music 17 2
Work and Family Studies 17 18
Child Care Provider/assistant 17 18
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,B,C
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
International Marketing A,C
Marketing Management B
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B,C
Information Sciences/Systems B

Construction Trades
Construction Site Management C

Engineering
Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B,C
Industrial Technology A,B,C
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services – General B
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Precision Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology C

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B

Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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