Tuesday, December 6, 2022
  Around Campus

By Victoria Brito Morales

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Continuing a landmark year highlighted by ranking accolades, UTRGV again has attracted the attention of Forbes magazine.

Using price-to-earning metrics compiled by Washington, D.C.-based think tank Third Way, Forbes determined which universities offer the best return on investment in education.

Edward Conroy, a Forbes contributor, writes on education policy, basic student needs and financial aid, and his article, “Which Colleges Are Doing The Most For Students With The Least?” highlights UTRGV’s success in graduating students with low post-graduation debt.

UTRGV has a variety of programs in place not only to encourage a turnover in graduation rates, but also the lowest rates of debt after graduation. Many students even graduate debt-free.

The university’s programs include:

“We have worked diligently over the years to invest in our students and their success,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “We are committed to graduating our students, as well as to setting them up for success by having them graduate free of the debt burden so many graduates face for years.”

UTRGV also was recognized this year by Washington Monthly, which named UTRGV second among Texas public universities.

To read the Forbes article, click here.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.