The University of Texas - Pan American is a university in Edinburg, Texas. Previously, the university was named Pan American University, changing its name in 1989 after merging with the University of Texas System.

The university traces its roots to the 1920s, when it was established as a teacher's college. Interstingly, UT-Pan American has one of the highest minority enrollments in the nation. Yearly, upwards of 70% of the students are Mexican-Americans. This should come as no surprise when one considers that Edinburg, Texas is located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, which has a Mexican-American population of approximately 80%.