The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin

The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, also known as UT Permian Basin or UTPB, is a state university situated in Odessa, Texas, United States. It was established in 1973. The university offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education

UTPB's athletics department supports several men's and women's sports teams. The college became a NAIA member after participating in the Red River Athletic Conference in 1995. UTPB's sports teams also compete in the Heartland Conference of the NCAA Division II. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Falcons. The Falcons participate in sports such as basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, and others.

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 E University
Odessa , TX 79762-0001
General Phone: (432) 552-2020

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U.T. Permian Basin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts141Spanish language, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management127business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, marketing
Family and Social Work72family studies, public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling58psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology
Education and Teaching57multilingual education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, teacher ed, early childhood education, reading teaching
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminology
Science31biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28health and physical education, athletic trainer
Media18communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, information science
Art Studies8art studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Engineering Technician2industrial tech

Number of programs and degrees for U.T. Permian Basin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49430
Master's degree11220

U.T. Permian Basin Student Body

In 2007-2008, U.T. Permian Basin had a total enrollment of 3,559 students (2,797 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 5%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 21%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
New Mexico1%

U.T. Permian Basin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 50 %

U.T. Permian Basin Room and Board (2007)

U.T. Permian Basin offers campus housing for 555 of its 2,797 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

U.T. Permian Basin Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math440550
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT65%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT48%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

U.T. Permian Basin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,262
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,006
Room and board $ 4,192
Room charge $ 3,430
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,142
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,570

Financial Aid:
U.T. Permian Basin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 993000)

U.T. Permian Basin Faculty

U.T. Permian Basin has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$79,6877$79,613
Associate professoracademic year18$66,72413$65,985
Assistant professoracademic year21$59,73617$53,971
Lectureracademic year9$43,78620$44,452
All faculty totalacademic year59$63,15557$56,520

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

U.T. Permian Basin Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports336

U.T. Permian Basin Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General

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