In keeping with the University's "Access and Excellence" mission, the UTEP Edge establishes a holistic framework for student success. Born out of our Quality Enhancement Plan (a ten-year plan for student success that is part of the university's
Today, programs and departments across campus incorporate the UTEP Edge culture into their philosophy by building on students' strengths and encouraging them to participate in high-impact practices, ensuring students achieve degree completion fully equipped to compete with peers anywhere.
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Students come to UTEP as talented individuals with the tools, skills and experiences necessary for success. The Edge encourages students to identify and articulate their individual assets. Within the Edge, we nurture these assets, reinforce each student's individual greatness and, at the same time, support their pursuit of important new assets.
Through the vast research of scholars like George Kuh and Ernest Pascarella, we know that college students who participate in at least two high-impact practices will have improved retention, improved overall collegiate success, improved opportunity to graduate and ultimately a smoother progression to meaningful work and graduate school.
We want our students to acheive and confidently articulate a distinctive set of outcomes, which we call Edge Advantages, by the time they graduate and are ready to start their careers. Students come to UTEP already skilled and talented, and will graduate empowered with a top-notch education.