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The University of Texas-Pan American
The University of Texas-Pan American 1201 W University Dr Edinburg, TX 78539 Phone: (956) 665-2011
  • General Information
    About The University of Texas-Pan American

    The University of Texas-Pan American is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island. UTPA provides program specific classes in Rio Grande City, McAllen and South Padre Island in addition to those offered through the online learning center. Since its inception in 1927, The University of Texas-Pan American has conferred over 2,600 associate's, 50,000 bachelor's, 10,600 master's and 100 doctoral degrees. UTPA provides an affordable education and global opportunities with a choice of 57 bachelor's, 57 master's, three doctoral, and two cooperative doctoral programs within six colleges.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,566
    Percent Admitted 86%
    Men Admitted 85%
    Women Admitted 86%
    Full Time Retention Rate 74%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 400 510
      Math 420 540
      Writing 410 520
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 21
      English 15 20
      Math 17 22
      Writing 6 8
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 22,053
    Native American 25
    Asian 286
    African American 148
    Hispanic 19,221
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 11,999
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 813

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