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UTEP At A Glance

Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a vibrant, top tier public research university of more than 25,000 students enrolled in 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

 

 

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 maintains one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any doctoral research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to make education accessible to all. Rigorous programs and research opportunities help prepare students to make significant contributions to their professions, their communities and 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 of 2.7 million residents. 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 scores of cultural and entertainment activities.

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Dr. Diana Natalicio

UTEP PRESIDENT HEATHER WILSON

  • Former Secretary of the United States Air Force (2017-19)

  • President of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (2013-17)

  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, New Mexico (1998-2009)

AT A GLANCE

170 DEGREE PROGRAMS

170 DEGREE PROGRAMS

74 Bachelor’s
74 Master’s
22 Doctoral

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

ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT

25,151 Students in fall 2018

Enrollment has increased each year for the past 20 years.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

200+ Registered Student Organizations

FACTS

  • UTEP is designated a Carnegie R1 top tier doctoral university with very high research activity

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

  • 80% of students are Hispanic and over 50% are first in their families to attend college

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

  • 83% of students are from El Paso County and 54% are female

  • The number of degrees awarded annually increased 127% between 2001 and 2018

RESEARCH

$94.6 million

in annual research expenditures

$307.4 million

total grant portfolio

Ranked No. 3

in Texas for federal research expenditures per tenured and tenure-track faculty member among public universities, after UT Austin and Texas A&M.

43%

of graduating seniors reported they had participated in an on-campus research or scholarly project with UTEP faculty

GLOBAL REACH

993

Mexican students enrolled

163

partnerships with institutions across the globe, including 33 in Mexico

43

countries to which students traveled for an academic program in 2017-18

ATHLETICS

21

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

1

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

110

individual NCAA championship titles

146

student-athletes maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in 2017-18

37

Intramural events and club sports

UTEP DIVISION I SPORTS

  • Basketball

  • Cross Country

  • Football

  • Golf

  • Rifle

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Tennis

  • Track and Field

  • Volleyball

UTEP’S LOCAL IMPACT

1.1 MILLION HOURS

of community service annually contributed by students

$1.4 BILLION

UTEP’s contribution to the El Paso County economy annually

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