The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Galveston, TX

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The University of Texas Medical Branch offers 129-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 1 high safety campus. 32.3% are women, and 67.7% are men. 4% percents of international students. Average salary after attending is $68,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.


Types of financial aids


367 of The University of Texas Medical Branch undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The University of Texas Medical Branch number 220 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at The University of Texas Medical Branch awarded 2 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The University of Texas Medical Branch is 24:1, that means that for every 24 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In The University of Texas Medical Branch the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at The University of Texas Medical Branch and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 301 University Blvd address in Galveston, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of The University of Texas Medical Branch with 0.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The University of Texas Medical Branch offers 129 programs in total: 51 are for Master's degree, 39 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 18 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Bachelor's degree, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. The University of Texas Medical Branch is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are offered in the The University of Texas Medical Branch: 15 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for Post-master's certificate and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


The University of Texas Medical Branch provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 875 students with 26260 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1618 with 38842 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1179 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The University of Texas Medical Branch

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Nurses and other caregivers get a 5 star rating. Maybe even that high for the technical ability of the physicians, but that remains to be seen. The short story of this review is that if you or a loved one has had recommended to them a Watchman Appendage Closure Device procedure, please request the Patient Information Guide from Boston Scientific and read it in it's entirety before making a decision.We did not receive this Information Guide until AFTER the procedure was done. When the doctor recommended it for my mom, he told us to 'research it ourselves' and let him know if we wanted to go forward. I researched it, but only found basic info about the actual procedure itself from the manufacturer. I found nothing about the post procedure requirements. I had no idea just how much we didn't know. In retrospect, it seems negligent to not provide this detailed information before the patient agrees to the Watchman.For example, we were not informed that mom would be put on a different blood thinner than the one she was taking, and that after the procedure she would have to have weekly blood draws to measure her coagulation levels - for six weeks. We were not informed that after six weeks she would have to have a TEE - an echo that views the heart from a camera inside your esophagus - which requires some sedation and additional risks. We were not informed until after the TEE that someone needed to be with her for 8 hours - something that requires a bit more advance planning to provide.Before we made our decision, we were not informed that if at six weeks the Watchman area has not healed completely, then blood leaks back into the area it is intended to cut off, increasing your risk of stroke even more, so you will be required to continue a course of Warfarin for the next 4.5 months, with weekly blood tests. That's quite a commitment and increased risk for bleeding.We were not informed that it is standard procedure to have another TEE at 12 months to ensure everything is okay. If at the 45 day TEE things don't indicate it has closed properly, you'll have another TEE in 6 months.Given the staggering price tag for this procedure in terms of money and time, I am grateful that my mother has excellent insurance coverage and a family member available to care for her at the drop of a hat. The procedure might be appropriate for your family member, but you need to know the whole story in order to make an informed decision. UTMB failed to provide comprehensive information concerning ALL the protocols involved in the procedure, so we didn't get the chance to make an informed decision before going forward.

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I was born here pretty good experience

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The most BS hospital in the planet. Only reason I give 1 star is because I can’t give 0 stars. They literally won’t let us see our parents that are in ER after an accident bc there’s no BS social worker to walk us back there. I highly recommend never coming here. Ever.

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Management should try harder to keep longevity employees. Department's have invested hundreds of thousands of real dollars in training, and time with them. Most wear multiple hats, are efficient multitaskiers that are difficult to replace. Time is money when a new employee struggels through a task for lack of training, and permissions for entering data. You can't replace experience and history.

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Super slow. They love to overcharge. Bureaucracy nightmares. Do not recommend.

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Location & Website

Address: 301 University Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4097721011

Institution is active in current year: 1

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