The University of Texas at Brownsville

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 to The University of Texas at Brownsville is Kaplan College-Brownsville (3.4 miles away).

Top Placements

The University of Texas at Brownsville places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 507 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The University of Texas at Brownsville(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty507 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of The University of Texas at Brownsville has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The University of Texas at Brownsville diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,943 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
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# Full-Time Students5,838 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students6,105 students2,866 students
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# Undergraduate Students5,633 students1,015 students
# Graduate Students205 students6 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
429252
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
86%
37%
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% Black
1%
13%
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% White
7%
39%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.250.69
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College Completion Rate (Year 2010)
19%
20%

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,282 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,744 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,282$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,744$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or 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
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