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About The University of Texas Permian Basin

Discover the innovative spirit that distinguishes UT Permian Basin on campus and online.


Your Education is Our Priority

The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) is part of the respected University of Texas System but is recognized as an innovator in its own right for championing student success through affordable tuition, online college courses and creative partnerships with other academic institutions, corporations and industries. Located on the iconic plains of Odessa, Texas, UTPB offers 42 bachelor programs and 35 master programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education.

Our commitment to excellence is fostered by an outstanding faculty and staff. Through their academic stewardship, UTPB's College of Business is one of the select business programs in the nation to be accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—a distinction that has been bestowed on only five percent of the world's business programs. And UTPB's College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Educational Leadership Constituent Council, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

UTPB Online

As a leader in online education, UTPB is removing the geographic, time and financial barriers that often prevent students from achieving their education goals. Today, students can earn a bachelor's degree online in several disciplines—including business administration, communications, psychology and sociology. And through our online master's programs, students can earn business or education graduate degrees.

UTPB's accelerated online degree programs offer several advantages!

Online courses allow you to listen to lectures and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
Courses are just eight weeks long to help you balance school with work and family.
With flexible online access anytime, anywhere, you aren’t restricted to a traditional classroom.
Our online degree programs are fully accredited, so you can feel good knowing you have earned your degree from a respected member of the UT System.
We offer six convenient start dates throughout the year to fit your busy schedule and help you graduate sooner.
Our accredited online degree programs are affordable with pay-by-the-course tuition. Plus, financial aid is available for qualified students.

Accreditation

AACSB

UTPB’s College of Business is one of the select business programs in the nation (and the only one in the Permian Basin) to be accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—a distinction that has been bestowed on only five percent of the world’s business programs.

CAEP

The College of Education at The University of Texas Permian Basin meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at The University of Texas Permian Basin College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


The University of Texas Permian Basin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UTPB.

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