REPUTATION

UTRGV's notable achievements and recognitions

GENERAL RANKINGS
#6 best Online college in Texas

by OnlineColleges.com (2019)

#1 in net price among national universities

by Washington Monthly (2018)

#4 Best College in Texas

by Bestcolleges.com (2018)

#10 quickest master's degree online programs

by collegevaluesonline.com (2020)

#19 Top Master's University in the Nation

by Washington Monthly (2019)

#3 most affordable university in America

by BestValueSchools.com (2018)

#79 among 300+ national universities

by Washington Monthly (2018)

PROGRAM SPECIFIC RANKINGS
#1 best online master’s in Educational Technology

by collegechoice.com and bestcolleges.com (2018)

#1 for affordability for online master’s programs in Educational Technology

according to collegechoice.net and bestcollegesonline.org (2018)

#2 most affordable online master’s in nursing education programs

by bestcollegesonline.org (2018)

#2 best online master’s in social work

by bestcolleges.com (2018)

#2 best online MBA in Financial Planning

by onlinemasters.com (2018)

#6 Most affordable accelerated MBA online programs

by bestcollegesonline.org (2020)

#7 Most affordable accelerated M.Ed. online program

by bestcollegesonline.org (2020)

#41 Best affordable bachelor’s in civil engineering degree programs

by affordableschools.net (2020)

#3 Most affordable MBA in international business online programs

by bestcollegesonline.org (2019)

#5 best online MBA in Finance in the South

by intelligent.com (2019)

#8 best online masters in sports medicine (MS in Kinesiology)

by onlinemasters.com (2019)

#14 best online MSHS in Health care Administration

by onlinemasters.com (2019)

#14 best master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

by USNews.com (2019)

#26 best online master’s in math education programs

by onlinemasters.com (2019)

Best Online master’s in science education program

by bestcollegesonline.org (2019)

#18 best online master’s in Public Affairs

by onlinemasters.com (2018)

#26 best online master’s in Curriculum & Instruction

by affordablecollegeonline.org (2018)

#6 Best online master’s in Health Science

by collegerank.net (2020)

DISTINCTIONS
UTRGV ranks first among nation’s public institutions for least student debt

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is first in the nation among public institutions for least student debt, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

UTRGV unveils historic free-tuition program

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UTRGV as the top public university in the South in the Best Bang for Your Buck category.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

SUCCESSES
Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and UTRGV legacy alum says his time in the Valley was ‘life-changing’

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A last-minute change on a project turned into the start of an award-winning film career for Sandesh Kadur.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

RESEARCH & INNOVATION
UTRGV professors receive grant to enhance agriculture

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – In their research, two UTRGV professors are monitoring the critical honeybee populations in South Texas via tiny cameras placed on their hives.

Friday, January 3, 2020

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, Luby’s partnering for one-day event to help raise money for scholarships

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is partnering with Luby’s to host the event, “Healthy Eating and Wellness at Luby’s,” with a percentage of the sales going to student scholarships in the hospitality and tourism program.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
HEALTH & MEDICAL EDUCATION
School of Medicine’s Professor Krouse conferred as fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Helene Krouse, professor and associate dean for Interprofessional Education at the UTRGV School of Medicine, was conferred as a Fellow Ad Eundem in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Dec. 9, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

Monday, December 16, 2019