The University of Texas at Brownsville

Tel: (956)882-8200
13,636 students
Public institution
The mission of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) Partnership is to provide accessible, affordable, postsecondary education of high quality, to conduct research which expands knowledge and to present programs of workforce training and continuing education, public service, and cultural value. The partnership combines the strengths of the community college and those of a university by increasing student access and eliminating inter-institutional barriers while fulfilling the distinctive responsibilities of each type of institution.
School Highlights:
The University of Texas at Brownsville serves 13,636 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
The University of Texas at Brownsville is one of 3 community colleges within Cameron County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Brownsville (6.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The University of Texas at Brownsville Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 13,636 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,636 students
1,287 students
# Full-Time Students
6,331 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 7,305 students 1,021 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville sch enrollment The University of Texas at Brownsville sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 12,547 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 1,089 students 42 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville sch graduate The University of Texas at Brownsville sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
93% 7%
% Black
1% 12%
% White
5% 66%
% Two or more races"
- 2%
The University of Texas at Brownsville sch ethnicity The University of Texas at Brownsville sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.13 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,488 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,614 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,488 $5,917
The University of Texas at Brownsville In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,614 $10,050
The University of Texas at Brownsville Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Partnership offers Certificates, and Associate, Baccalaureate, and Graduate degrees in liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs designed to meet student demand as well as regional, national, and international needs. UTB/TSC advances economic and social development, enhances the quality of life, fosters respect for the environment, provides for personal enrichment, and expands knowledge through programs of research, service, continuing education and training. It convenes the cultures of its community, fosters an appreciation of the unique heritage of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and encourages the development and application of bilingual abilities in its students. It provides academic leadership to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic life of the bi-national urban region it serves. The University of Texas at Brownsville has been a member of The University of Texas System since 1991. In cooperation with Texas Southmost College, The University serves more than 12,000 students at its campus located in Brownsville, Texas. In Partnership with Texas Southmost College, The University offers a wide range of courses from Associate and Baccalaureate degrees to graduate classes and continuing education.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • Brownsville Kaplan College-Brownsville
    Private for-profit
    1900 North Expressway
    Brownsville , TX , 78521
    (956)547-8200
    6.7  Mi  |  473  students
  • Harlingen Texas State Technical College Harlingen
    Public
    1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen , TX , 78550
    (956)364-4000
    26.8  Mi  |  5578  students
  • McAllen Kaplan Career Institute-McAllen
    Private for-profit
    1500 S. Jackson
    McAllen , TX , 78503
    (956)630-1499
    49.5  Mi  |  674  students
  • McAllen South Texas College
    Public
    3201 W Pecan
    McAllen , TX , 78502
    (956)872-8311
    52.5  Mi  |  30824  students
  • Corpus Christi Kaplan College-Corpus Christi
    Private for-profit
    1620 S. Padre Island Drive
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78416
    (361)852-2900
    127.8  Mi  |  497  students
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