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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was awarded 2,962 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is english as a second language.

Overall Quality

UT Rio Grande Valley is ranked #652 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UT Rio Grande Valley held the #1,123 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UT Rio Grande Valley is also ranked #32 out of 136 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Rio Grande Valley?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 82%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UT Rio Grande Valley is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UT Rio Grande Valley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 420 and 505.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 480 to 570 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 420 to 505 )
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UT Rio Grande Valley received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 17 to 22 )
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,762 undergraduates at UT Rio Grande Valley with 21,292 being full-time and 5,470 being part-time.

How Much Does The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Rio Grande Valley is $4,514. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Rio Grande Valley

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,993 $3,473 $6,405 $11,400 $12,917

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UT Rio Grande Valley, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UT Rio Grande Valley, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $4,074 a year. That adds up to $16,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Rio Grande Valley is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Rio Grande Valley Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UT Rio Grande Valley with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,900 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public institution situated in Edinburg, Texas. The city atmosphere of Edinburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UT Rio Grande Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Phone: 956-665-2011
Website: www.utrgv.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utpanamerican
Twitter: https://twitter.com/utpa

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 84 majors graduated from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Of these students, 4,299 received undergraduate degrees and 1,350 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 538 $27,077
General Psychology 425 $25,816
Criminal Justice & Corrections 425 $31,595
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 345 $41,908
Health & Physical Education 305 $24,124
Accounting 188 $32,971
Nursing 138 $62,579
Communication & Media Studies 135 $25,629
Business Administration & Management 129 $31,841
General English Literature 129 $30,870

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UT Rio Grande Valley

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 31,620 students took at least one online class at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This is an increase from the 14,840 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 31,620 23,608
2018-2019 14,840 2,521
2017-2018 14,369 2,434
2016-2017 12,741 2,124
2015-2016 10,200 1,349

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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