The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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School Overview

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) formally ceased operations on August 31, 2015, UTPA to yield to the newly formed university, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.[5]

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), was located in Edinburg, Texas, and was a state university that was founded in 1927 as a component university of the University of Texas System. It served as the South Texas region and the Rio Grande Valley and operated an Upper-Level Studies Center out of Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas.

The school offered 56 bachelor degrees, 56 master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees, and two cooperative doctoral programs through seven different colleges. UTPA was the tenth-largest university in Texas with 19,000 students (it grew from 200 since it started.)

General Information

Admission Office
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
(956) 381-2201
(866) 441-8872
Fax: (956) 381-2212

Contact: Magdalena Hinojosa
Dean of Admissions & Enrollment Services
Main Address
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
(956) 381-8872

www.utpa.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 15,336
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,662
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,064
Graduate enrollment: 2,198

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 7,470
Percent Admitted: 70%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 56%

Test Scores: Fall 2010

SAT Critical Reading

  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 520 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 540 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 400 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 15 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

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 $3,899 $4,304 $4,561 $4,795 +5.13%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,930 $6,038 $6,456 $7,109 +10.11%
Other $2,436 $2,452 $2,452 $2,516 +2.61%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,696 $6,984 $6,984 $7,565 +8.32%
Other $4,420 $4,532 $4,532 $4,650 +2.60%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,265 $13,794 $14,469 $15,420 +6.57%
In-state Off Campus $16,015 $16,820 $17,077 $18,010 +5.46%
In-state with Family $4,899 $5,304 $5,561 $5,795 +4.21%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,794
In-state Student Fees $820
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,374
Out-of-state Student Fees $820

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,192 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,076 82% $18,085,353 $8,712
• Federal grants 1,756 70% $8,171,069 $4,653
• Pell grants 1,756 70% $6,954,685 $3,961
• Other federal grants 1,506 60% $1,216,384 $808
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 1,619 64% $8,193,683 $5,061
Institutional scholarships or grants 920 36% $1,720,601 $1,870
Student loan financial aid 460 18% $1,561,916 $3,395
• Federal student loans 460 18% $1,561,916 $3,395
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2720 653 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
American/united States Studies/civilization 3
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 208 10
Biology/biological Sciences, General 208 10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 456 80 3
Accounting 81 20
Business Administration and Management, General 138 60
Finance, General 77
International Business/trade/commerce 56 3
Management Information Systems, General 34
Marketing/marketing Management, General 70
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 113 6
Journalism 89
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 24 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Science 23 5
Information Science/studies 6
Education 205 5
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 25
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 49
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14
Education/teaching Of The Gifted and Talented 4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 64 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 7
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 8
Special Education and Teaching, General 18
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 8
Engineering 123 30
Computer Engineering, General 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 33 9
Engineering, Other 1
Industrial Engineering 16
Manufacturing Engineering 8
Mechanical Engineering 67 12
English Language and Literature/letters 191 26
Creative Writing 9
English Language and Literature, General 191 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 121 19
French Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 120 19
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 288 102
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 16
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 45 14
Dietetics/dietitian 15
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 18
Health and Wellness, General 4
Occupational Therapy/therapist 19
Physician Assistant 4 33
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 95
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 34
Rehabilitation Science 72
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 18
History 55 8
History, General 55 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 177 14
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 177 14
Human Services, General 76 44
Public Administration 6
Social Work 76 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49
General Studies 49
Mathematics and Statistics 31 15
Mathematics, General 31 15
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 304 14
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 304 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 68 14
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 14 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 54 10
Physical Sciences 24 5
Chemistry, General 21 5
Physics, General 3
Psychology 171 28
Clinical Psychology 15
Counseling Psychology 1
Experimental Psychology 6
Psychology, General 171
School Psychology 6
Social Sciences 135 8
Anthropology 15
Economics, General 11
Political Science and Government, General 39
Social Sciences, General 39
Sociology 31 8
Visual and Performing Arts 104 14
Dance, General 3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 31 2
Fine/studio Arts, General 55 10
Music, General 15 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering

Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Deaf studies B
Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Rehabilitation services B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Substance Abuse Counseling B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied arts and sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General 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.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(956) 665-2011
Website:www.utrgv.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.applytexas.org
Address:1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:27,560
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:17,360 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,438
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,230
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,827

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1821
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services32
Education112
Engineering73
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters112
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics32
Health Professions and Related Programs9101
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service22
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences32
Psychology115
Public Administration and Social Service Professions23
Social Sciences51
Visual and Performing Arts63
Grand total368554

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs4
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,438
Out-of-state$17,230
Books and supplies$1,210

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,608
Out-of-state$13,952

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,45391%
Grant or scholarship aid3,32688%$9,827
Student loan aid77721%$3,828

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid18,25074%$7,315
Federal student loans9,31938%$5,151

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,9984,4515,547
Percent admitted100%64%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%40%39%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment27,560
Undergraduate enrollment24,023
Graduate enrollment3,537

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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