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UTEP At A Glance 

Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a comprehensive top tier public research university that is increasing access to exceptional higher education.

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UTEP is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is 83% Hispanic. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000 students in 166 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP is ranked in the top 5% of research institutions nationally and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

UTEP maintains one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any doctoral research university in the United States, and is one of the only institutions to receive both a top research designation and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation.

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, UTEP is located at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the largest binational communities in the world. UTEP’s award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex. Whether students live on campus or in the community, opportunities abound to become involved with student organizations, research, community service, internships, study abroad, student employment, Division I athletics and dozens of cultural and entertainment activities.


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A 21ST CENTURY UNIVERSITY

UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve.

UTEP PRESIDENT
HEATHER WILSON

• Member of the National Science Board

• Former U.S. Secretary of the Air Force

• First woman veteran of the U.S. armed services to serve in the U.S. Congress

 

President Heather Wilson

AT A GLANCE

DEGREE OFFERINGS

Total Number of Degree Programs

73 Bachelor’s
71 Master’s
22 Doctoral

Degrees are offered by 10 colleges and schools, including both traditional and online programs

ENROLLMENT

24,879 Students in Fall 2020
A number that includes record-high retention and an increase in semester credit hours

83% of our students are Hispanic and approximately 49% are first in their families to attend college

137% increase in number of degrees awarded annually from 2001 to 2019

LOCAL IMPACT

Over 1 Million Hours of community service contributed annually by students

$1.4 Billion UTEP’s contribution to El Paso County economy annually

GLOBAL REACH

926

Mexican students enrolled

164

partnerships with institutions around the world, including 39 in Mexico

111,000+

alumni living in 67 countries

A 21st Century University

  • UTEP was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its success in achieving both competitive research and student social mobility.

  • UTEP is one of the only top tier research universities in the country with a majority Hispanic student population.

  • UTEP has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of all U.S. research institutions.

  • UTEP is among the top 10 U.S. universities for helping graduates move from family incomes in the bottom 20% to the top 20%.

RESEARCH

Designated as an R1 university (top tier doctoral university with very high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

$106 Million+

in annual research expenditures

Ranked No. 5

in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities, after UT Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, and UT Dallas

43.5%

of graduating seniors report participating in an on-campus research or scholarly project 

ATHLETICS

21

NCAA Division I team national championship titles, including 20 in men’s cross country and track and field, and one in men’s basketball

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UTEP is the only Texas school to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship (1966), an achievement chronicled in the film “Glory Road.”

110

individual NCAA championship titles

174

student-athletes who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in 2019-20 – a school record

37

Intramural events and club sports

UTEP DIVISION I SPORTS

Men's

Women's

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Rifle
Softball
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Soccer
Volleyball