Opening its doors in 2008, BECHS is partnered with The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and offers an accelerated educational experience where students can earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours simultaneously. BECHS also provides support to students through academic mentoring, counseling, and innovative academic support programs both at the University and on the BECHS campus.

The Ph.D. Program is one of only about 25 such programs worldwide accredited by the AACSB International and is designed to prepare new generations of faculty from diverse backgrounds to meet critical research and teaching challenges projected in business and in particular, international business education.

The EOE was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.

The Mathematics and Science Academy (MSA) program at UTRGV differs from other state-supported mathematics and science high schools in that the academy offers students the opportunity to complete two years of college concurrently with the last two years of high school.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) developed a fully automated reverse-transfer system that allows transfer students to earn their final credits at the university, and then have those credits sent back to the community college.  Those students can fulfill the balance of the associate-degree requirements at the university and then receive their degrees from El Paso Community College.