The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 27,560
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,424 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 9,998 applications and 6,392 students were granted admission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 78% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 52% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 1050
ACT18 to 22
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,762 and in-state students paid $5,970.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 70% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,924 (which is 11.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016-2017, was 776, which is 21% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,829 (which is 27.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has enrolled a total of 27,560 students (19,040 students full-time and 8,520 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 27,560 students, 1,683 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 24,023 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,537 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,349 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 89%

White: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 1%

Black/African American: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 272 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 244 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 9% 153 0
Psychology 4% 73
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 60
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 57
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 54
Social Sciences 3% 50
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 46
Engineering 2% 38

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,000. Last year, out of the total 618 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 550 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 909 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 809 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,000 $38,600
Employment Rate 89% 89%
Total Graduates 618 909

Campus Location

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