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1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) is the 10th largest university in the state and the fifth largest in the UT System. UTPA is second in the nation in the number of bachelor’s degrees and fifth in the number of master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education lists UTPA among its Top 100 best U.S. colleges for Hispanics. UTPA has the only Physician Assistant Studies Program in Texas outside a medical school. Sixty percent of UTPA students who apply to medical schools are accepted as compared to the state average of 36 percent. Students enrolled in the Baylor pre-medical honors program at UTPA receive conditional admission to medical school and 85 percent are admitted upon graduation. Ninety five percent of students in the UTPA Law School Preparation Institute who have applied to law school have been accepted to at least one. UTPA educates the most Mexican American students in the nation. UTPA ranks 2nd among universities across the nation in the number of Hispanic health sciences graduates. Since 1998 more than 500 UTPA computer science and engineering graduates have been placed in permanent jobs with Fortune 500 companies.

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