The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,857
2022 Average Net Price
$8,105
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.7%
13,744 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
31,559
68% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.8%
1,908 Graduates

About

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a higher education institution located in Hidalgo County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (581 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (513 degrees), and General Psychology (486 degrees).

In 2022, 7,128 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (6,342 degrees), 18.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $7,857, which is $−22,293 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $7,857, which is $−22,293 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,105.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,857
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was $7,857. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is $−22,293 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$8,105
2022 Value
29.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,105. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley grew by 29.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,445
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was of $8,445 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.93% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.71% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
0.16%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 0.16%, which represents 8 out of the 5007 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 13,744 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.46% annual growth. Out of those 13,744 applicants, 12,053 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.7% acceptance rate.

There were 31,559 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an overall enrollment yield of 47.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,053
Accepted Out of 13,744

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 87.7% (12,053 admissions from 13,744 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.46%, while admissions declined by −10.8%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total enrollment of 31,559 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 21,452 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,107. This means that 68% 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 90.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% White, 1.37% Asian, 0.846% Black or African American, 0.162% Two or More Races, 0.0602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0444% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (57.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36.3%) and White Male (1.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (41.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24%) and White Female (5.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,559 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 21,452 and the part-time enrollment is 10,107. This means that 68% of students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    28,699 enrolled students
  2. White
    978 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    431 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 90.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% White, 1.37% Asian, 0.846% Black or African American, 0.162% Two or More Races, 0.0602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0444% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 278 students (0.881%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,810 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 (6,342 degrees awarded). There were 18.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (581 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (513 degrees) and General Psychology (486 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (644 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (416 degrees).

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 (431,758 people), Other managers (219,902 people), Social workers, all other (189,605 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,868 people), and Police officers (150,966 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (644 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (416 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (440 degrees), and Biology (657 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (644 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (416 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (440 degrees), and Biology (657 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (643,914 people), Elementary & secondary schools (436,509 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (386,890 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,676 people), and Offices of physicians (230,998 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (644 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (416 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (440 degrees), and Biology (657 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 581 degrees awarded
  2. 513 degrees awarded
  3. 486 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 581 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,659
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,469
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,659 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is 0.595 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,469).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 278 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 0.783 times less than the 355 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 386 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in General Psychology, which is 3.82 times more than the 101 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 24% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Female and Black or African American (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.996% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,342 degrees awarded
  2. White
    343 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino (6,342 degrees awarded). There were 18.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

0.491% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4,008 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2,334 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is hispanic or latino female (4,008 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (2334 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at nearly $129M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.9%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a total salary expenditure of 816M. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley employs 542 Lecturers, 279 Professors and 216 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are Female Lecturer (300), Male Lecturer (242), and Male Professor (203).

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 404 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 299 employees, and Service with 284 employees.

Endowment

$129M
2022 Endowment
4%
decline from 2021

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has an endowment valued at about $129M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley declined 4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $244M 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. $49.4M - Federal
  2. $53.3M - State
  3. $32.2M - Local

As of 2022, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received $49.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $53.3M from state grants and contracts, and $32.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$319M
2022 Salaries
7.17%
growth from 2021

In 2022, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a median of $319M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($816M) and a 7.17% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.9M
Instructional Salaries
1,216
Number of Employees

In 2022, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley paid a total of $95.9M to 1,216 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were Lecturer with 542 employees, Professor with 279 employees, and Associate professor with 216 employees.

In 2022, 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 404 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 299 employees, and Service with 284 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was Female Lecturer with 300 employees, Male Lecturer with 242 employees, and Male Professor with 203 employees.

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