The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is unlike any in the world. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 7,000 students and 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University sits at the epicenter of a region whose economic growth and technological advancements have global significance.

Student-Serving Academics

Whether you’re a knowledge-seeker of the sciences, humanities or arts, a common theme exists: UTPB graduates get hired. The University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school one year after graduation. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from, our students discover an education they can be passionate about. No matter what sparks your interest, personalized attention and direct access to professors is an essential part of the UTPB experience.

Quality, Affordability & Flexibility

At UTPB, we’re proud to be recognized for affordability without sacrificing quality – all while giving students the flexibility of fully online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is one of the top 35 public schools in Regional Universities West according to U.S. News and World Report and also earns rankings for best online bachelor’s degree programs and best undergraduate engineering programs. UTPB students’ admission rate to medical school is 70%, compared to the state average of 45%. To top it all off, we’re one of the most affordable universities around, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually.

Texas Strong

UTPB is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. The University of Texas System is one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education. Each year, UT institutions award more than one-third of all undergraduate degrees in Texas. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System. As a public university for the state of Texas, we support our great state with an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy, not to mention the billions of dollars generated for the state from the natural resources found right here in West Texas.

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Additional Details

  • Undergraduate Degrees:Bachelor's
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3335
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  • Student to Faculty Ratio:Unknown
  • Room and Board:7978
  • Student Diversity – % Asian/Pacific Islander:Unknown
  • Student Diversity -% Hispanic or Latino:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Black or African-American:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % American Indian/Alaskan Native:Unknown
  • Year Established:1969
  • Accreditation:The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Price Range $5,250 in-state, $13,674 out-of-state
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