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Welcome to UTEP

Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso, a vibrant doctoral research university of nearly 24,000 students enrolled in 73 bachelor’s, 75 master’s and 22 doctoral 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. The University 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. Whether students live on campus or in the community, opportunities abound to become involved with student organizations, community service and research, and to experience study abroad opportunities, internships, Division I athletics and dozens of cultural and entertainment activities. 


73 bachelor's, 75 master's and 22 doctoral degree programs available in 9 colleges and schools, including traditional and online programs.

23,922 Students

Total fall enrollment, which has increased each year for the past 18 years.

$90 Million

Annual research expenditures.

$315 Million

Total grant portfolio.

$1.4 Billion

Equivalent contribution to the El Paso County economy annually.


Hours of community service annually contributed by students.

Affordability + Excellence

Among the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any doctoral research university in the country.

Since 1966 the only Texas university to win an NCAA men's basketball championship