University description (as per official university website)
The University of Texas at Brownsville has been a member of The University of Texas System since 1991. In cooperation with Texas Southmost College, The University serves more than 12,000 students at its campus located in Brownsville, Texas. In Partnership with Texas Southmost College, The University offers a wide range of courses from Associate and Baccalaureate degrees to graduate classes and continuing education.
The mission of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) Partnership is to provide accessible, affordable, postsecondary education of high quality, to conduct research which expands knowledge and to present programs of workforce training and continuing education, public service, and cultural value. The partnership combines the strengths of the community college and those of an upper-level university by increasing student access and eliminating inter-institutional barriers while fulfilling the distinctive responsibilities of each type of institution.
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Partnership offers Certificates, and Associate, Baccalaureate, and Graduate degrees in liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs designed to meet student demand as well as regional, national, and international needs.
UTB/TSC places excellence in learning and teaching at the core of its commitments. It seeks to help students at all levels develop the skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and effective communications which will sustain lifelong learning. It seeks to be a community university which respects the dignity of each learner and addresses the needs of the entire community.
UTB/TSC advances economic and social development, enhances the quality of life, fosters respect for the environment, provides for personal enrichment, and expands knowledge through programs of research, service, continuing education and training. It convenes the cultures of its community, fosters an appreciation of the unique heritage of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and encourages the development and application of bilingual abilities in its students. It provides academic leadership to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic life of the bi-national urban region it serves.
Categories of Undergraduate Admission
Anyone meeting one of the following conditions may be admitted by:
High School Graduation. A copy of the official high school transcript showing the date of graduation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to registration.
Examination. Applicants who did not graduate from high school may be admitted by successfully completing the General Education Development Testing Program (G.E.D.). A copy of the Certificate of High School Equivalency with test scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to registration.
Individual Approval. People who do not qualify for admission under either of the above conditions may be admitted if they are at least 18 years of age. Applicants must submit two letters of reference using the forms provided by the Office of Admissions. People admitted under "individual approval" will be under academic probation for the initial enrollment period (term).
Transfer from Another College. Students who have attended other colleges must submit official transcripts from each institution prior to registration. Veterans applying for benefits must provide a transcript since credit for previous education must be verified.
Scholarships at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College are made available each semester to students through the generous donations of corporations, businesses, community organizations, individual donors, and the university itself. These funds are intended to open doors for students to achieve their academic goals, while relieving some of the financial costs of higher education. UTB/TSC gratefully acknowledges the generous donations of individual donors and organizations who make these scholarships possible.