University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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4901 E. University Boulevard

Odessa, TX 79762-0001

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Phone: (432) 552-2020
2013-2014 Tuition
$6,776
in-state
$17,308
out-of-state
Students
3,335
enrolled
42%
male /
58%
female
Admissions
Jul. 15
application deadline
86.4%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#90 Overall Score: 24 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Summary

University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,335, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 580 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas of the Permian Basin's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 90. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,776 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,308 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has garnered national attention with awards for communications, arts, kinesiology, and online degree programs. Our business school is ranked in the top third of U.S. business schools, and earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-International. Our social work program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Our art program and School of Education are also nationally accredited. And, we offer degrees in some of the fastest growing career fields such as education, criminal justice, computer science, petroleum technology and information systems. The University also has an excellent record for placing students in a variety of health and medical schools. The student population is diverse and reflective of regional demographics, with both traditional, on-campus, and commuting students. Students cite interaction with faculty as one of our major strengths. Centers of excellence include both the JBS Public Leadership Institute, offering leadership education statewide and distinguished speakers' panels on national leadership topics, and the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification, focusing on energy education and research. The attractive campus and apartment-style student housing create a pleasant environment for study and socializing. We are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-II. Sports include men's and women's soccer, cross country, swimming and basketball, as well as men's baseball, women's softball and volleyball. The athletic program also supports cheerleading and a dance team.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $32,842,811

Applying

When applying to University of Texas of the Permian Basin, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.4%
Application deadline July 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas of the Permian Basin is 21:1, and the school has 31.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas of the Permian Basin include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 8%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Psychology 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Student Life

University of Texas of the Permian Basin has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,335, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus. University of Texas of the Permian Basin is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,021
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas of the Permian Basin also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Students who have cars on campus 81%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 66.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,630.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,776 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,308 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,978 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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