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Study at The University of Texas Pan American

The University of Texas – Pan American, or UTPA, also known as UT-Pan Am, is part of The University of Texas System. It is located in Edinburg, Texas (Hidalgo County). It was founded in 1927. It offers more than 50 bachelor degrees and over 45 master degrees in diverse Course Topics. The campus is spread across an area of more than 280 acres. UTPA competes in the NCAA Division and is one of five schools, in the University of Texas System, that compete in Division I. It won the NAIA national men's basketball championship in 1963 under Coach Sam Williams. The official mascot of the university is the Bronc and the sports teams are known as the Broncs.

Profile of The University of Texas Pan AmericanStudents attend UTPA in Edinburg, TX, a small city. The school is a public institution. UTPA degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

UTPA Selectivity

UTPA is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 530.

UTPA has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 17, 435 students at the school . UTPA has a large minority student population.

Student Life
The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Southwest Region.

UTPA Tuition and AffordabilityUTPA is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees. UTPA Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts857interdisciplinary studies, English, Spanish language, history, sociology, political science, general studies, social services, . . .
Business and Management492business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international business, MIS
Education and Teaching328educational administration, school Counselling, special ed, reading teaching, multilingual education, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy207health and physical education, rehabilitation, dietitian, vocational Counselling, occupational therapy
Science166biology, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement147criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology143audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, health service and sciences
Engineering120mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses
Therapy and Counselling113psychology, clinical psychology, Counselling psychology, experimental psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Media101journalism, communication studies
Family and Social Work99social work, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist
Fine Arts44fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering38computer science, information science, computer and info science, computer engineering
Drama and Performing Arts25drama, dance
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Contact: UTPAThe University of Texas Pan American

1201 W University Dr

Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

General Phone: (956) 381-2011


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