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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, TX 4-Year Public

About UTPB

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Odessa, TX

Founded in 1969, UTPB currently enrolls around 5,530 students a year, including 4,754 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $42,237,364. For each full-time student, UTPB spends about $4,958.

Admissions Facts About UTPB

Acceptance rate: 88%

Mean ACT score: 20

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What's the acceptance rate at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. UTPB accepts around 88 percent of applicants each year.

The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UTPB a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 68 percent of students who start at UTPB come back the next year. Out of the 314 students who started at UTPB as first-time freshman, 82 graduate within four years.

UTPB's six-year graduation for undergrads is 40 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 74 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $57,193 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $21,188 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UTPB sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UTPB a good school for YOU?

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UTPB's application deadline is July 1. All applicants will be notified by September 1.

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College Info

4901 East University Boulevard Odessa, TX 79762-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

UTPB Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UTPB is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UTPB is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UTPB is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UTPB. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 562


Reading SAT Range

Not available

UTPB Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UTPB is like? There are approximately 5,283 students enrolled at UTPB, including 4,347 undergraduate students and 936 graduate students. 43% percent of students attend school full-time.


Full Time


Part Time

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Application Deadline

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