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How Do Employers View Online Academic Credentials?

The notion that education is the key to a successful career is as true today as it was when school libraries were using the Dewey Decimal System. What has changed, however, is how students are attending—or should we say logging into—college classes.   Watching a recorded lecture while on lunch break, stirring a simmering risotto, or…

The Real-World Benefits of General Education 

When senior year of high school rolls around, all anyone can talk about is where they’ll be attending college. One friend was accepted here, another was rejected there. As admissions decisions are being made in colleges across the country, how many seniors are rushing home to check their mailbox for the letter?   We don’t blame…

How Online Students Stay Connected 

If you’re pursuing an online program at The University of Texas Permian Basin, you know that studying online has its perks and conveniences, including the ability to complete coursework at any time from the comfort of your own home. However, an online format can also pose unique challenges. Some students may feel isolated, which can…

Why Every Bachelor’s Degree Begins With General Education

When you pursue a bachelor’s degree, you declare a major: an area of focus for your degree such as  communication, business administration, criminal justice, or psychology. However, before you begin that focused aspect of the program in earnest, you must complete a wide-ranging selection of general education courses, no matter which college or university you…

Military Funding Options for Higher Education

If you have served in or are currently serving in the United States military, we thank you for your service! Over the years, our country has developed ways to show its appreciation to service members and help them excel outside the military with legislature that assists with education costs and other important aspects of life….

How to Transfer to an Online Program at UT Permian Basin

Have you reached the point in your college career where you’re ready to move to the next level? Maybe you’re ready to transfer out of your two-year program, or your experience at another school isn’t what you expected it to be, and you want to finish your degree in a program that better suits you….

How to Pay for Your Online Program

Earning a higher education credential from an accredited institution is a crucial milestone. It’s the gateway to career opportunities, a feeling of well-deserved pride, and personal and professional fulfillment. The University of Texas Permian Basin, the federal government, private lenders, and many other organizations offer various types of payment assistance so you can pursue higher…

What Is an Undergraduate Certificate Program?

Most people know what a university degree is, but what exactly is a certificate? Since this term can refer to a number of things, we think it’s important to explain what a certificate is in the context of a university education. We’ll discuss this below and then review some of The University of Texas Permian…

Accreditation: It’s a Pretty Big Deal

Consumer Reports Recommended. The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Practically every product or service is eligible for some kind of designation that indicates quality and trustworthiness. Universities are no exception, and The University of Texas Permian Basin has been honored with many such acknowledgements, many in the form of accreditations. Have you ever wondered what…

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