The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,664
5.03% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,654
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.86%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.2%
11,118 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
29,113
74.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.9%
1,326 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 (507 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (462 degrees), and General Psychology (358 degrees).

In 2019, 5,860 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (4,789 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (396 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $6,664, which is $-21,836 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $6,664, which is $-21,836 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,654.

In 2019, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,664
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was $6,664. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $-21,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$4,654
2019 Value
7.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,654. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew by 7.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,135
Room and Board
$1,218
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was of $8,135 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,218. The cost of room and board increased by 2.13% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.661% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2018, when 75% 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.
4.86%
2017 Default Rate
239
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 4.86%, which represents 239 out of the 4919 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 11,118 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.652% annual decline. Out of those 11,118 applicants, 8,912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.2% acceptance rate.

There were 29,113 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2019, 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 53.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,912
Accepted Out of 11,118

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 80.2% (8,912 admissions from 11,118 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 81%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.652%, while admissions declined by -1.73%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
2,496
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a total enrollment of 29,113 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 21,562 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,551. This means that 74.1% 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 89.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% White, 1.44% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.237% Two or More Races, 0.0859% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0378% 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 (54%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38%) and White Male (1.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.1%) and White Female (6.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,113 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 21,562 and the part-time enrollment is 7,551. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2019 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 76%. 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
    26,019
  2. White
    980
  3. Asian
    419

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 89.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% White, 1.44% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.237% Two or More Races, 0.0859% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0378% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 597 students (2.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1408 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 (4,789 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (396 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is General Biological Sciences (507 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (462 degrees) and General Psychology (358 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 Biology (613 degrees awarded), Protective Services (485 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 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 (425,204 people), Other managers (210,691 people), Social workers, all other (198,470 people), Police officers (153,694 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (146,211 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Biology (613 degrees awarded), Protective Services (485 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (366 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (281 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, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Biology (613 degrees awarded), Protective Services (485 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (366 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (281 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 (608,134 people), Elementary & secondary schools (396,165 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (395,791 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,014 people), and Offices of physicians (240,221 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Biology (613 degrees awarded), Protective Services (485 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (366 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (281 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. 507 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 462 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 358 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was General Biological Sciences with 507 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,226
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,226 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.03 times more than the 234 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 321 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.5 times more than the 214 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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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 (69.1%).

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, 0.377% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,789 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    396 degrees awarded
  3. White
    250 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (4,789 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (396 degrees).

6.76% of degree recipients (396 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,011 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,778 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino female (3,011 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,778 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at nearly $63.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.8M (18.4%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total salary expenditure of $561M. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley employs 472 Lecturers, 242 Associate professors, and 226 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Female Lecturers (260), Male Lecturers(212), and Male Professors (166).

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 346 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 269 employees, and Management with 267 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$63.9M
2019 Endowment
3.24%
growth from 2018

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at about $63.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew 3.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $247M 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. $43.2M - Federal
  2. $42.2M - State
  3. $26.5M - Local

As of 2019, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received $43.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $42.2M from state grants and contracts, and $26.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$257M
2019 Salaries
9.57%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a median of $257M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($561M) and a 9.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.38% growth from 2017 and a 5.75% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$80.6M
Instructional Salaries
1,148
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a total of $80.6M to 1,148 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Lecturer with 472 employees; Associate professor with 242 employees; and Associate professor with 226 employees.

In 2019, 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 346 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 269 employees; and Management with 267 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Female Lecturer with 260 employees, Male Lecturer with 212 employees, and Male Professor with 166 employees.

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