The University Of Texas Medical Branch

The University Of Texas Medical Branch

The University of Texas Medical Branch, also known as UTMB, was established in the year 1891. It is an Academic Health Center and is located in Galveston, Texas. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 350 acres. A number of programs are offered in the various fields of medical science. UTMB also offers various diplomas and certificates. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing

UTMB boasts a virtually endless list of notable alumni, which include Hector P. Garcia, Surgeon, civil rights advocate; Patricia Robertson, M.D. - Astronaut-candidate; Massoud Motamedi, P.H.D - Biomedical Engineer; and Cheryl S. Watson, P.H.D. - Xenoestrogens & Phytoestrogens among others.

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Contacting UT Medical Branch

The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston , TX 77555-0129
General Phone: (409) 772-1011

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UT Medical Branch Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine304registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, nursing science, various nursing
Medicine215neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, public health
Medical Support and Technology97respiratory care tech, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counseling52physical therapy, medical ethids
Science28molecular biochemistry, anatomy, call and molecular biology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, biological and physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23occupational therapy
Medical Administration4community health

Number of programs and degrees for UT Medical Branch in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree20715
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship4111
Bachelor's degree2793
Post-master's certificate22
Doctor's degree - professional practice1941

UT Medical Branch Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Medical Branch had a total enrollment of 2,422 students (1,519 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 25%
Graduate 75%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 10%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 4%
22-24 32%
25-29 34%
30-34 11%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

UT Medical Branch Room and Board (2007)

UT Medical Branch offers campus housing for 236 of its 1,519 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Galveston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UT Medical Branch Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UT Medical Branch Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 4,650

Financial Aid:
UT Medical Branch participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 495200)

UT Medical Branch Faculty

UT Medical Branch has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6039
Non-tenured and not on tenure track219152

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$110,01811$111,118
Associate professorcalendar year5$78,27118$88,970
Assistant professorcalendar year0*22$73,060
All faculty totalcalendar year10$94,14551$86,884

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT Medical Branch Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biological and Physical Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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UT Medical Branch Highlights

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What Sets UT Medical Branch Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 5%UT Medical Branch % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 8%UT Medical Branch % of degrees in medicine
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%UT Medical Branch Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%UT Medical Branch Female % of student body

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