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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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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. and is among the top 10 universities in the country for improving the social mobility of its graduates.

Rigorous programs and research opportunities help prepare our more than 25,000 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. 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

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.

AT A GLANCE

166 DEGREE PROGRAMS

166 DEGREE PROGRAMS

72 Bachelor’s
72 Master’s
22 Doctoral

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

ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT

25,177 Students in fall 2019, the 21st consecutive year enrollment has increased.

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

127% increase in number of degrees awarded annually from 2001 to 2018

UTEP’S LOCAL IMPACT

UTEP’S LOCAL IMPACT

Over 1 Million Hours of community service annually contributed by students

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

RESEARCH

R1

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

Over $108 Million

in annual research expenditures

Ranked No. 4

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

42%

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

GLOBAL REACH

960

Mexican students enrolled

163

partnerships with institutions around the world, including 33 in Mexico

30

countries to which students traveled for an academic program in 2018-19

FACTS

  • 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%.

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

160

student-athletes maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in 2018-19

37

Intramural events and club sports

UTEP DIVISION I SPORTS

  • Basketball

  • Rifle

  • Tennis

  • Cross Country

  • Soccer

  • Track and Field

  • Football

  • Softball

  • Volleyball

  • Golf

THE FUTURE

For more than 50 years, Sun Bowl Stadium has been the home of the UTEP Miners football team and hosted one of the longest-running college football bowl games in the country.

 Stadium renovations that began in April 2018 have upgraded the west concourse and will add new premium seating options that include indoor/outdoor club seating, loge boxes, suites, and a state-of-the-art club room called the Sky Lounge.

Learn more about the project

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