University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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School Overview

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) was founded in 1973 and authorized in 1969 by the Texas Legislature. Located in Odessa, Texas, USA, it offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees through its three colleges and schools:

  • School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education

Ninety percent of the tenure-track faculty teach in the fields they hold their doctorates. UTPB has an 18/1 student/faculty ratio.

General Information

Admission Office
4901 East University
Odessa, TX 79762
(432) 552-2605
(866) 552-8872
Fax: (432) 552-3605

Contact: Scott Smiley
Director of Admissions
Main Address
4901 East University
Odessa, TX 79762-0001
(432) 552-2020

www.utpb.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,584
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 323
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,489
Graduate enrollment: 912

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

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 90%

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

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 939
Percent Admitted: 79%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 53%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

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

SAT Math

  • 460 (25th Percentile)
  • 580 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (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 $3,902 $4,262 $4,502 $4,900 +8.84%
Books and Supplies $891 $900 $910 $915 +0.55%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,160 $4,192 $4,234 $6,964 +64.48%
Other $2,540 $2,570 $2,593 $2,596 +0.12%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,565 $4,600 $4,645 $4,661 +0.34%
Other $3,494 $3,506 $3,539 $3,543 +0.11%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $11,493 $11,924 $12,239 $15,375 +25.62%
In-state Off Campus $12,852 $13,268 $13,596 $14,019 +3.11%
In-state with Family $4,793 $5,162 $5,412 $5,815 +7.45%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,096
In-state Student Fees $1,078
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $8,424
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,078

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 304 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 304 95% $1,474,300 $4,850
• Federal grants 189 59% $424,438 $2,246
• Pell grants 101 32% $359,579 $3,560
• Other federal grants 88 28% $64,859 $737
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 102 32% $283,409 $2,779
Institutional scholarships or grants 292 91% $766,453 $2,625
Student loan financial aid 92 29% $374,376 $4,069
• Federal student loans 92 29% $374,376 $4,069
• 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 537 166
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 28 3
Biology/biological Sciences, General 28 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 132 22
Accounting 36 3
Business Administration and Management, General 63 19
Business/managerial Economics 6
Finance, General 11
Marketing/marketing Management, General 16
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10 3
Information Science/studies 2
Education 103
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 8
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 61
Reading Teacher Education 6
Special Education and Teaching, General 6
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 8
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technology, General 6
Industrial Technology/technician 6
English Language and Literature/letters 20 7
English Language and Literature, General 20 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21 4
Spanish Language and Literature 21 4
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General
Athletic Training/trainer
History 29 1
History, General 29 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8 3
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 8
Human Services, General 13 4
Public Administration 4
Social Work 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 18
Humanities/humanistic Studies 18
Mathematics and Statistics 6
Mathematics, General 6
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 28
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Environmental Science 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 25 6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 25 6
Physical Sciences 8 1
Chemistry, General 2
Geology/earth Science, General 6 1
Psychology 35 9
Clinical Psychology 7
Experimental Psychology 2
Psychology, General 35
Social Sciences 46
Criminology 29
Political Science and Government, General 12
Sociology 5
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Art/art Studies, General 9
Work and Family Studies 60
Human Development and Family Studies, General 60
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied arts and sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Leadership studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
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.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(432) 552-2020
Website:www.utpb.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.utpb.edu/admissions/apply-now!
Address:4901 E University, Odessa, TX 79762-0001
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,673
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):27%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,141 (32% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,774
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,958
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,282

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education16
Engineering2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences21
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total13219

* 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 of the Permian Basin.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education13
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology1
Social Sciences1
Grand total1116

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 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$5,774
Out-of-state$6,958
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,774
Out-of-state$6,958

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid38995%
Grant or scholarship aid37191%$7,282
Student loan aid8621%$4,064

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,47053%$4,465
Federal student loans98921%$5,754

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. 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 of the Permian Basin students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,307631676
Percent admitted100%81%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%35%38%

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 of the Permian Basin Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,673
Undergraduate enrollment5,755
Graduate enrollment918

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 of the Permian Basin Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • 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

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