The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,119

2.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,095

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.42%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

80.5%

10,540 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

27,809

71.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.2%

1,121 Graduates

About

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a higher education institution located in Hidalgo County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (386 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (380 degrees), and General Psychology (347 degrees).

In 2017, 5,340 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (4,589 degrees), 24.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $6,119, which is $-20,381 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $6,119, which is $-20,381 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,095.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,119

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was $6,119. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $-20,381 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$4,095

2017 Value

7.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,095. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew by 7.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,810

Room and Board

$1,210

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was of $7,810 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,210. The cost of room and board increased by 7.15% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.34% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

8.42%

2016 Default Rate

398

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 8.42%, which represents 398 out of the 4728 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received 10,540 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.42% annual growth. Out of those 10,540 applicants, 8,483 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 27,809 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an overall enrollment yield of 53.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,483

Accepted Out of 10,540

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 80.5% (8,483 admissions from 10,540 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.42%, while admissions grew by 32.7%.

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SAT Scores

46%

Submission Percentage

2,066

Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a total enrollment of 27,809 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 19,860 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,949. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% White, 1.33% Asian, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.327% Two or More Races, 0.0396% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0216% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (52.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.9%) and White Male (1.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (43.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.7%) and White Female (5.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,809 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 19,860 and the part-time enrollment is 7,949. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    24,818

  2. White

    884

  3. Asian

    369

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 89.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% White, 1.33% Asian, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.327% Two or More Races, 0.0396% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0216% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 654 students (2.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1140 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are hispanic or latino (4,589 degrees awarded). There were 24.8 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (386 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (380 degrees) and General Psychology (347 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (108 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (295 degrees), and Biology (434 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Physicians (425,314 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,286 people), Social workers, all other (174,498 people), Other managers (164,755 people), and Postsecondary teachers (152,851 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Language & Linguistics (108 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (295 degrees), Biology (434 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Language & Linguistics (108 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (295 degrees), Biology (434 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (614,016 people), Elementary & secondary schools (424,225 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,314 people), Offices of physicians (212,356 people), and Outpatient care centers (166,475 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Language & Linguistics (108 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (295 degrees), Biology (434 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (261 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Most Common

  1. 386 degrees awarded

  2. 380 degrees awarded

  3. 347 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 386 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,100

  2. 3,240

In 2017, 2,100 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is 0.648 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,240).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 216 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.17 times more than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 269 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in General Psychology, which is 3.36 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% of students graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.64% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4,589 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    185 degrees awarded

  3. White

    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (4,589 degrees awarded). There were 24.8 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

3.46% of degree recipients (185 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,830 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,759 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino female (2,830 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,759 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at nearly $54.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.1M (29.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total expenditure of $501M. Of that $501M, they spent $216M on salaries and $501M on benefits.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley employs 428 Lecturers, 245 Associate professors, and 224 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Female Lecturers (227), Male Lecturers(201), and Male Associate professors (155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 311 employees, Management, with 271 employees, and Service with 256 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54.6M

2017 Endowment

10%

growth from 2016

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at about $54.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $232M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $39.8M - Federal

  2. $44M - State

  3. $109k - Local

As of 2017, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received $39.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $44M from state grants and contracts, and $109k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$216M

Salary Expenditure

$501M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total expenditure of $501M. Of that $501M, they spent $216M on salaries and $501M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$216M

2017 Salaries

5.75%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a median of $216M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($501M) and a 5.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 65.7% growth from 2015 and a 4.34% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75.2M

Instructional Salaries

1,095

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a total of $75.2M to 1,095 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

428 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

311 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Lecturer with 428 employees; Associate professor with 245 employees; and Associate professor with 224 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 311 employees; Management with 271 employees; and Service with 256 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Female Lecturer with 227 employees, Male Lecturer with 201 employees, and Male Associate professor with 155 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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