The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,970

2.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,432

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.97%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.9%

9,998 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

27,560

69.1% 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 General Biological Sciences (407 degrees awarded), General Psychology (350 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (349 degrees).

In 2016, 5,674 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (4,820 degrees), 19.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $5,970, which is $-19,886 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $5,970, which is $-19,886 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,432.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,970

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was $5,970. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $-19,886 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$4,432

2016 Value

2.24%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,432. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,289

Room and Board

$1,194

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was of $7,289 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,194. The cost of room and board increased by 2.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.83% 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 2016. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2015, when 76% 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.

6.97%

2015 Default Rate

267

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 6.97%, which represents 267 out of the 3833 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 9,998 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 9,998 applicants, 6,392 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 27,560 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an overall enrollment yield of 61.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,392

Accepted Out of 9,998

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 63.9% (6,392 admissions from 9,998 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 82.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions declined by -142%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

2,061

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a total enrollment of 27,560 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 19,040 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,520. This means that 69.1% 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% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% White, 1.38% Asian, 0.595% Black or African American, 0.312% Two or More Races, 0.0653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0181% 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 (52.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.6%) and White Male (1.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (44.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24%) and White Male (3.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,560 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 19,040 and the part-time enrollment is 8,520. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2016 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 80%. 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

    24,542

  2. White

    838

  3. Asian

    380

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 89% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% White, 1.38% Asian, 0.595% Black or African American, 0.312% Two or More Races, 0.0653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0181% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 748 students (2.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1438 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 (4,820 degrees awarded). There were 19.4 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is General Biological Sciences (407 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (350 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (349 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees awarded), English (197 degrees), and Biology (457 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 & surgeons (438,331 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (282,992 people), Miscellaneous managers (236,363 people), Postsecondary teachers (221,293 people), and Social workers (209,959 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees awarded), English (197 degrees), Biology (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (104 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (275 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees awarded), English (197 degrees), Biology (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (104 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (275 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Hospitals (622,622 people), Elementary & secondary schools (537,859 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,866 people), Offices of physicians (190,479 people), and Outpatient care centers (144,880 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees awarded), English (197 degrees), Biology (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (104 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (275 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. 407 degrees awarded

  2. 350 degrees awarded

  3. 349 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was General Biological Sciences with 407 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,118

  2. 3,556

In 2016, 2,118 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is 0.596 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,556).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 185 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.16 times more than the 159 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 305 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 4.42 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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

    4,820 degrees awarded

  2. White

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (4,820 degrees awarded). There were 19.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

3.07% of degree recipients (174 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    3,095 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,725 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino female (3,095 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,725 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at nearly $36.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.85M (18.7%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total expenditure of $288M. Of that $288M, they spent $123M on salaries and $288M on benefits.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley employs 354 Lecturers, 277 Associate professors, and 233 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Female Lecturers (185), Male Associate professors(179), and Male Lecturers (169).

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 308 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 266 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 261 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.6M

2015 Endowment

3.34%

decline from 2014

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at about $36.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley declined 3.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $234M 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. $16.4M - Federal

  2. $27.4M - State

  3. $125k - Local

As of 2015, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received $16.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.4M from state grants and contracts, and $125k 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.

$123M

Salary Expenditure

$288M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total expenditure of $288M. Of that $288M, they spent $123M on salaries and $288M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$123M

2015 Salaries

4.34%

growth from 2014

In 2015, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a median of $123M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($288M) and a 4.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.88% growth from 2013 and a 1.03% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$79.1M

Instructional Salaries

1,090

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a total of $79.1M to 1,090 employees working as instructors, which represents 64.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

354 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

308 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Lecturer with 354 employees; Associate professor with 277 employees; and Associate professor with 233 employees.

In 2016, 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 308 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 266 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 261 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Female Lecturer with 185 employees, Male Associate professor with 179 employees, and Male Lecturer with 169 employees.

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

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