Points of Bronc Pride

UT Pan American: A top college in graduating Hispanic students

  • UT Pan American is among the top 100 best U.S. colleges for Hispanic students
  • 5th in the nation in the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanics
  • 5th highest among all universities in the number of Hispanics enrolled
  • 4th highest among all universities in the number of full-time undergraduate and graduate Hispanics enrolled
    (The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 2014)

Health Related Programs

  • 57% of UT Pan American students who have applied to medical schools over the past ten years have been accepted as compared to the state average of 34% acceptance over the same time period (UTPA Department of Biology, 2013).
  • Student enrollment in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services has increased by 31% since 2009 (Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, UTPA, February 2014).
  • UT Pan American has the only Physician Assistant Program outside of a medical school and the program ranks 38th out of 164 in the nation, ahead of Cornell, Stanford, Loma Linda and other prominent universities. (US News and World Report, March 2012)
  • 95% of UT Pan American’s Family Nurse Practitioner students have passed their certification exam during the program’s 15 year existence (UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services, 2013).
  • Students in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services have performed at an exceptional rate on program certification exams (UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services, 2013):

    Cooperative Pharmacy Program 100% Pass Rate on Certification Exam
    Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program 100% Pass Rate on Certification Exam
    Communication Sciences and Disorders Program 100% Pass Rate on Certification Exam

Legal Studies

  • 90% of students in the UT Pan American Law School Preparation Institute who have applied to law school have been accepted to at least one law school (the national average is 60%). (UTPA Department of Political Science, 2013).

STEM Fields

  • UT Pan American mechanical engineering students have been competing at the National Mini Baja Design Competition since 1999 and have also ranked among the top 15% in the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition (UTPA College of Science and Engineering, 2013).
  • 25% (4 out of 16) of the Mechanical Engineering faculty have been awarded The UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Student enrollment in the College of Engineering and Computer Science has increased by 34% since 2009 (Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, UTPA, February 2014).
  • In April 2013, a team of three UTPA electrical engineering students won first place at the 2012-2013 Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electrical Engineering Design Contest, for a remote controlled device that installs and uninstalls electric power meters without exposing technicians to danger (UTPA College of Engineering and Computer Science, 2013).
  • Civil Engineering students won 2nd place in Display at the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and 1st place in ASCE Texas Section Centennial Theme Logo and "Sprit of Competition" at the 2013 ASCE Concrete Canoe competition.

Business

  • UT Pan American’s College of Business Administration (CoBA) currently maintains accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International; less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this accreditation.
  • Students in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won 3rd place at the 2013 national competition in Microsoft Office Solutions (UTPA College of Business Administration, 2013).

Arts and Humanities

  • The internationally renowned UTPA Mariachi holds the title “Outstanding College/University Mariachi” for winning over 10 first place awards at national mariachi competitions. The UT Pan American Mariachi Femenil, an all-female Mariachi ensemble, is one of only a handful of such groups in the country (UTPA College of Arts and Humanities, 2013).
  • Students from all UTPA publications took home 14 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. Panorama magazine won its third consecutive spot as a finalist for Pacemaker, college journalism's highest honor, for best general magazine. Panorama is the only student magazine in Texas to have earned this spot consecutively (UTPA College of Arts and Humanities, 2013).
  • Bronc Radio placed in the Final Four nationally in the College Broadcasters, Inc. contest in the category for Best Podcast (UTPA College of Arts and Humanities, 2013).
  • In 2012 the UT Pan American Tuba Euphonium Ensemble performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference and Brass Festival Linz in Linz, Austria as one of only a handful of tuba-euphonium ensembles from the United States to be invited to perform (UTPA College of Arts and Humanities, 2013).

UT Pan American is Affordable

  • UT Pan American is among the nation’s most affordable universities.

The national rankings for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics at UT Pan American by academic program are as follows:

(The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 2014)

  • 2nd in Mathematics
  • 4th in Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting
  • 8th in Engineering
  • 10th in Communication Journalism