The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,233
8.54% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,419
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.4%
12,622 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
32,441
71.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.3%
1,491 Graduates

About

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a higher education institution located in Hidalgo County, TX. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were General Biological Sciences (450 degrees awarded), General Psychology (425 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (424 degrees).

In 2020, 5,876 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (5,023 degrees), 18.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (273 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $7,233, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $7,233, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,419.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students attending The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,233
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was $7,233. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $−21,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$4,419
2020 Value
5.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,419. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew by 5.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,225
Room and Board
$1,238
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was of $8,225 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,238. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2019, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received 12,622 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.5% annual growth. Out of those 12,622 applicants, 10,399 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 32,441 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2020, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an overall enrollment yield of 51.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,399
Accepted Out of 12,622

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 82.4% (10,399 admissions from 12,622 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 13.5%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
53
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a total enrollment of 32,441 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 23,224 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,217. This means that 71.6% 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 90.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% White, 1.41% Asian, 0.842% Black or African American, 0.219% Two or More Races, 0.0586% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0586% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (56%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36.9%) and White Female (1.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (42.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.1%) and White Female (6.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,441 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 23,224 and the part-time enrollment is 9,217. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), 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
    29,370
  2. White
    1,096
  3. Asian
    458

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 90.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% White, 1.41% Asian, 0.842% Black or African American, 0.219% Two or More Races, 0.0586% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0586% 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 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 405 students (1.25%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1508 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (5,023 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (273 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is General Biological Sciences (450 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (425 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (424 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (434 degrees), and Protective Services (450 degrees).

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 (413,133 people), Other managers (192,082 people), Social workers, all other (175,236 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (172,481 people), and Police officers (141,462 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (434 degrees), Protective Services (450 degrees), Biology (568 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (279 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, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (434 degrees), Protective Services (450 degrees), Biology (568 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (279 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 (612,975 people), Elementary & secondary schools (397,558 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (365,120 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,344 people), and Offices of physicians (212,777 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (434 degrees), Protective Services (450 degrees), Biology (568 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (279 degrees).

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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. 450 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 425 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 424 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was General Biological Sciences with 450 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,692
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,184 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,692).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 233 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.15 times more than the 202 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 332 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in General Psychology, which is 3.57 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.738% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,023 degrees awarded
  2. White
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    217 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (5,023 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (273 degrees).

3.69% of degree recipients (217 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,188 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,835 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino female (3,188 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,835 degrees).

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at nearly $68.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.3M (26.6%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total salary expenditure of $643M. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley employs 534 Lecturers, 249 Associate professors, and 244 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Female Lecturers (301), Male Lecturers(233), and Male Professors (177).

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 383 employees, Management, with 275 employees, and Service with 267 employees.

Endowment

$68.7M
2020 Endowment
7.51%
growth from 2019

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at about $68.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew 7.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $238M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $40.3M - Federal
  2. $48.7M - State
  3. $25.8M - Local

As of 2020, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received $40.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.7M from state grants and contracts, and $25.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$282M
2020 Salaries
9.75%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a median of $282M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($643M) and a 9.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.57% growth from 2018 and a 8.38% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$85.9M
Instructional Salaries
1,197
Number of Employees

In 2020, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a total of $85.9M to 1,197 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
534 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
383 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Lecturer with 534 employees; Associate professor with 249 employees; and Associate professor with 244 employees.

In 2020, 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 383 employees; Management with 275 employees; and Service with 267 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Female Lecturer with 301 employees, Male Lecturer with 233 employees, and Male Professor with 177 employees.

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

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