The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is dedicated to teaching and to the creation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of knowledge. UTEP prepares its students to meet lifelong intellectual, ethical, and career challenges through quality educational programs, excellence in research and in scholarly and artistic production, and innovative student programs and services, which are created by responsive faculty, students, staff and administrators.

As a component of The University of Texas System, UTEP accepts as its mandate the provision of higher education to the residents of El Paso and the surrounding region. Because of the international and multicultural characteristics of this region, the University provides its students and faculty with distinctive opportunities for learning, teaching, research, artistic endeavors, cultural experiences, and service.


The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees.

Information concerning accreditation by separate accrediting bodies for specific programs is shown in the related college section of the 1998-2000 University catalog.