The University of Texas at Brownsville

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520
Tel: (956)882-8201
11,943 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 11,943 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
The University of Texas at Brownsville is one of 3 community colleges within Cameron County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Brownsville (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 507 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College The University of Texas at Brownsville (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 507 staff 65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 11,943 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,943 students 1,394 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 24:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 5,838 students 932 students
# Part-Time Students 6,105 students 2,653 students
# Undergraduate Students 5,633 students 909 students
# Graduate Students 205 students 6 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 429 228
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
86%
37%
% Black
1%
13%
% White
7%
39%
% Non Resident races
5%
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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. 0.26 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,488 is more than the state average of $3,810. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,614 is more than the state average of $7,170. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,488 $3,810
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,614 $7,170
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 84%
Source: 2014 (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 Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Brownsville
    Private for-profit
    345 students | 3.40 Mi1900 North Expressway, Suite O
    Brownsville TX 78521
    (956)547-8200
    3.40345
  • 5,225 students | 26.60 Mi1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen TX 78550
    (956)364-4000
    26.605,225
  • Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private for-profit
    519 students | 49.20 Mi1500 S. Jackson
    McAllen TX 78503
    (956)630-1499
    49.20519
  • 30,180 students | 52.30 Mi3201 W Pecan
    McAllen TX 78502
    (956)872-8311
    52.3030,180
  • 399 students | 127.70 Mi1620 S. Padre Island Drive, #600
    Corpus Christi TX 78416
    (361)852-2900
    127.70399
Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,362 per year for in-state students and $5,655 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,735 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a 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. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Texas is Virginia College-Austin. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.