History and Results

TexPREP was founded in 1979 by mathematics professor Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal, at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Replication of the program began in 1986. Since 1997, with a grant from NASA, TexPREP has continued its replication in Hispanic-serving institutions nationwide.

Since the program’s origin, over 24,842 students have completed at least one summer component of TexPREP.  Of those students, 81% were members of minority groups, 53% were women, and 38% came from economically disadvantaged families. 


Of the 12,424 former participants who are of college age, 5,663 responded to the 2006 Annual Survey. 

The following is a summary of the results:

  • 99.9% graduated from high school 
  • 99% attend college
  • 83% of the college attendees graduated from college
  • 79% of the senior college graduates are members of underrepresented minority groups
  • 49% of the senior college graduates are science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors
  • 75% of the science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering graduates are members of underrepresented minority groups
  • 80% of the college students, junior college graduates, and senior graduates attended or graduated from Texas colleges
For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.