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Future Students

Welcome to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin! A University of Texas institution, UTPB is dedicated to students and academic success. We are the top Texas public university for graduates who get jobs in Texas or go on to Texas graduate schools within a year of graduating. And we are the ONLY university in Texas recognized by US News & World Report and Newsweek for superior student achievement. If you are ready to join a school that produces the grads that Newsweek likes to call WINNERS, then come see us at UTPB.

UTPB provides bachelor’s and master’s degrees with nationally accredited programs in business, education, art and social work. Our on-line degree programs include criminal justice, kinesiology, and a master’s in business administration.

We offer degrees in some of the fastest growing fields such as criminal justice, computer science, industrial technology , information systems, and Nursing.

You can find out more university information on this page but if you would rather have that personal touch that West Texans are famous for? Just call the Office of Admissions to get all your questions answered -- we would love to take you out for a tour! Call (432)552-2605. Or visit us on one of our Falcon Days!

What’s it like at UT Permian Basin?

UT Permian Basin is a dynamic, growing campus. The atmosphere on campus is a great mix of academics and fun. With over 5,000 students and sunny skies for most of the year, UTPB is the perfect place to study on the courtyard lawn or take in a Falcon soccer match. We have warm weather, year-round sunshine and low humidity.

The campus includes one of the country's best visual arts studios and the student apartments are the nicest in the state. Plans are under way to build a world class performing arts center and a science complex with state-of-the-art computer and science labs. The Gymnasium Complex boasts a new weight training facility, basketball and volleyball courts, walking and rollerblading trails, a duck pond and a swimming pool.

We have a growing international presence on and off campus with established academic programs in Mexico and China. We have students coming to UTPB from as far away as China, Norway, Australia and Brazil.

The university stages several theatrical productions and student art shows every year. Student Life is active with clubs, organizations and events, and the Student Program Board presents fun events that are free to students. Past events have included comedians, concerts and hypnotist shows.Intramural sports are also a big part of student life at UT Permian Basin.

UTPB is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division-II level. Sports include men's and women's soccer, cross country, swimming, basketball, as well as men's baseball, women's softball and volleyball. The athletic program also supports cheerleading and a dance team.

How big are the classes?

UTPB has a 18/1 student/faculty ratio, and 90 percent of our tenure track faculty hold doctorates in their teaching fields.

Tuition Costs

UT Permian Basin is one of the most affordable public universities in Texas. And because UT Permian Basin is part of the prestigious University of Texas System, students will receive the best possible education. The average cost for an undergraduate student to attend UTPB full time (12 hours) is about $1,800. The average cost for an out-of-state undergraduate student to attend UTPB full time (12 hours) is about $5,000.

What does my tuition pay for?

Student tuition helps universities do many things. At UT Permian Basin, tuition has helped provide excellence. Tuition dollars have helped UTPB offer more degree programs and achieve national and international recognition. The College of Business and Engineering is ranked in the top third of U.S. business schools, and is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB). College of Education programs have received national recognition and our students have a 99 percent pass rate for State Board of Education Certification tests. Our social work program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and our art program is one of only 277 programs in the country to be endorsed by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Tuition has also allowed UT Permian Basin to recruit and retain quality faculty. Our faculty comes from across the country and the world, and they are expert researchers and leaders in their fields of study.

Can UTPB help me pay for college?

Yes! Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. Each year, we give out approximately $15 million to students in scholarships, and help many more qualify for student loans and other financial aid. To find out more about the UTPB Cash for College tuition rebate program , UTPB Falcon Promise program for first-time freshmen and We Got U COVERED program, visit the Office of Financial Aid, or call (432)552-2620.

Don't forget to check out the Texas College Money site, designed to provide Texas high school juniors and their families with a realistic estimate of the financial aid they can expect to receive if they are admitted and enroll at any University of Texas System campus.