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IPEDS ID: 227368
OPE ID: 00359900
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
General information:  (956) 665-2011
Website:  www.utrgv.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  28,584 (24,547 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Admissionswww.utrgv.edu/en-us/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.applytexas.org
Financial Aidwww.utrgv.edu/en-us/admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/CollegeMoney/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.utrgv.edu/en-us/admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid/veterans-resources/index.htm
Athletic Graduation Ratesweb1.ncaa.org/GSRSearch/exec/homePage
Mission Statement
  To transform the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the world through an innovative and accessible educational environment that promotes student success, research, creative works, health and well-being, community engagement, and sustainable development.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,128219
Instructional1,090218
Research and public service381
Total graduate assistants-334
Instructional-233
Research-101
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,165$5,173$5,173$7,29241.0%
Out-of-state$13,589$13,669$14,023$16,65218.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,150$1,150$1,1943.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,199$7,259$7,443$7,6322.5%
Other$2,637$2,663$3,137$3,1821.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,544$7,278$6,818$6,9461.9%
Other$4,850$5,130$5,218$5,2220.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,637$4,915$5,042$5,0440.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$16,001$16,245$16,903$19,30014.2%
Off Campus$18,559$18,731$18,359$20,65412.5%
Off Campus with Family$10,802$11,238$11,365$13,53019.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$24,425$24,741$25,753$28,66011.3%
Off Campus$26,983$27,227$27,209$30,01410.3%
Off Campus with Family$19,226$19,734$20,215$22,89013.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$5,329
In-state fees$1,169
Out-of-state tuition$12,349
Out-of-state fees$1,169
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,85290%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,70486%$21,378,089$7,906
Federal grants2,20970%$10,994,574$4,977
Pell grants2,20570%$10,747,506$4,874
Other federal grants2077%$247,068$1,194
State/local government grant or scholarships1,64552%$6,911,049$4,201
Institutional grants or scholarships1,43646%$3,472,466$2,418
Student loan aid80225%$3,173,949$3,958
Federal student loans74224%$2,824,664$3,807
Other student loans863%$349,285$4,061
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,55776%$95,344,904$7,033
Pell grants11,46564%$51,030,330$4,451
Federal student loans6,47936%$33,037,192$5,099
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$2,485$3,006$4,335
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$1,113$1,715$3,123
$30,001 – $48,000$2,132$2,425$3,649
$48,001 – $75,000$5,475$5,078$6,416
$75,001 – $110,000$10,259$9,988$10,628
$110,001 and more$11,000$10,711$10,916
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment28,584
Undergraduate enrollment24,547
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,032
Graduate enrollment4,037
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 91%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 3%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 29%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 53%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,0553,9905,065
Percent admitted82%82%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled56%59%55%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,17452%
ACT3,39281%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading410520
SAT Math430530
SAT Writing400500
ACT Composite1721
ACT English1521
ACT Math1722
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 64%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 39%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 16%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 45%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 33%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 72%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies6---
Category total6---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2648--
Category total2648--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting11955--
Business Administration and Management, General9976d--
Business/Commerce, General0-72
Finance, General66---
International Business/Trade/Commerce0---
Management Information Systems, General32---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General49---
Category total365131d72
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General015--
Journalism0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies79---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric310--
Category total11015--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General0---
Computer Science3116--
Information Science/Studies-18--
Category total3134--
Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-12--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-33--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-10--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-62d4-
Elementary Education and Teaching-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-0--
Reading Teacher Education-8--
Secondary Education and Teaching-8--
Special Education and Teaching, General-75d--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-7--
Category total-215d4-
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General32---
Computer Engineering, General15---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4818--
Industrial Engineering13---
Manufacturing Engineering-5--
Mechanical Engineering7311--
Category total18134--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-6--
Category total-6--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5--
English Language and Literature, General14626-3
Category total14631-3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management2---
Category total2---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature4413--
Category total4413--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist00--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist20---
Clinical Nurse Specialist-0--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General5420--
Dietetics/Dietitian14---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-24--
Health and Wellness, General1---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-19--
Physician Assistant078--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse945--
Rehabilitation Science279---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0---
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-503-
Category total4621963-
History
History, General483--
Category total483--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration24927--
Category total24927--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies56---
Category total56---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3814--
Category total3814--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other20026--
Category total20026--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9---
Category total9---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General00--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1132d--
Category total1132d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy13---
Category total13---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General344--
Physical Sciences2---
Physics, General4---
Category total404--
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-12--
Counseling Psychology-0--
Experimental Psychology-4-4
Psychology, General248---
School Psychology-7--
Category total24823-4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-45d--
Social Work10959--
Category total109104d--
Social Sciences
Anthropology14---
Economics, General9---
Political Science and Government, General31---
Social Sciences, General25---
Sociology363--
Category total1153--
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General9---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General312--
Fine/Studio Arts, General656--
Music Performance, General30---
Music, General02--
Category total13510--
Grand total2,984899149
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has a dedicated office to provide services for veterans, military service members, and their families. This office is called the Veterans Service Center. UTRGV also has a student veterans organization called Student Veterans of America - UTRGV Chapter.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 259
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 30
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 33
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,479
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,623
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,194
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,408
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 90%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined7793
Baseball31
Basketball1616
Golf85
Soccer18
Tennis89
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1985 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)7/1/1997 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)7/1/1997 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/1/1994 - 7/18/2015Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/1999 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession321
Drug law violations15197
Liquor law violations1525
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations6106
Liquor law violations1425
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible25
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault110
Burglary745
Motor vehicle theft033
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary415
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate7.3%10.5%12.3%
Number in default266356378
Number in repayment3,6153,3643,055
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)