The University of Texas at Brownsville

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520-0000
Tel: (956)882-8201
  • 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 is Kaplan College-Brownsville (3.40 miles away).

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
The University of Texas at Brownsville Total Faculty (2014-2016)

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 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,943 students3,921 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville Total Enrollment (2014-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
The University of Texas at Brownsville Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,838 students1,055 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville Full-Time Students (2014-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,105 students2,866 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville Part-Time Students (2014-2016)
The University of Texas at Brownsville Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students5,633 students1,015 students
# Graduate Students205 students6 students
The University of Texas at Brownsville Graduation BreakDown TX All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
429264
The University of Texas at Brownsville Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
4%
The University of Texas at Brownsville Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
86%
37%
The University of Texas at Brownsville Hispanic (2010-2016)
% Black
1%
13%
The University of Texas at Brownsville Black (2014-2016)
% White
7%
39%
The University of Texas at Brownsville White (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
5%
2%
The University of Texas at Brownsville Non Resident (2010-2016)
The University of Texas at Brownsville Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.250.69
The University of Texas at Brownsville Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
21%

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,282 is more than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,282$4,070
The University of Texas at Brownsville In-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,744$6,270
The University of Texas at Brownsville Out-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%83%
The University of Texas at Brownsville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2014-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,250
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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 75%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.