The University of Texas of the Permian Basin: Narrative Description

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4901 East University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762-0001
Tel: (432)552-2020; (866)552-UTPB; Admissions: (915)552-2605; Fax: (432)552-2109; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 600-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,695. 453 applied, 88% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,393 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 619 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 36% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 41% 25 or older, 17% transferred in. Retention: 59% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; foreign language/literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2580 Full-time, $86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9660 full-time, $322 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1320 full-time, $44 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4176. College room only: $2526.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 168 college housing spaces available; 167 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. J. Conrad Dunagan Library with 257,531 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 723 serials, 6,322 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 170 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Metropolitan area of Odessa-Midland, population 200,000. International Airport and Interstate Highway 20 access to campus.

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