The mission of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) partnership is to provide accessible, affordable, post secondary education of high quality, to conduct research that expands knowledge and to present programs of workforce training and continuing education, public service and cultural value. The partnership combines the strengths of the community college and those of a university by increasing student access and eliminating inter-institutional barriers while fulfilling the distinctive responsibilities of each type of institution.
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College partnership offers certificates and associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees in liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs designed to meet student demand as well as regional, national and international needs.
UTB/TSC places excellence in learning and teaching at the core of its commitments. It seeks to help students at all levels develop the skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis and effective communications, which will sustain lifelong learning. It seeks to be a community university that respects the dignity of each learner and addresses the needs of the entire community.
UTB/TSC advances economic and social development, enhances the quality of life, fosters respect for the environment, provides for personal enrichment and expands knowledge through programs of research, service, continuing education and training. It convenes the cultures of its community, fosters an appreciation of the unique heritage of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and encourages the development and application of bilingual abilities in its students. It provides academic leadership to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic life of the binational urban region it serves.
UTB/TSC is committed to excellence. It is dedicated to stewardship, service, openness, accessibility, efficiency and citizenship. UTB/TSC is committed to students, participatory governance, liberal education, the expansion of the application of knowledge, human dignity, the convening of cultures and respect for the environment.
* The University of Texas at Brownsville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Texas Southmost College is a part of The University of Texas at Brownsville and is currently seeking separate accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.