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UTEP 2030 Strategic Planning

The next decade will offer exciting new challenges and opportunities for The University of Texas at El Paso. Our mission matters and our community needs us to help meet the challenges of a new century.


The 2030 strategic planning process is designed to help the campus explore and identify viable strategies that will build from a strong foundation to enhance our national research profile, advance our goals in a hypercompetitive and dynamic higher education environment, and continue to positively impact the social and economic well-being of the region we serve.



In 2019, UTEP earned the prestigious Research 1 Carnegie designation, given to less than 5% of all four-year institutions. We achieved our status as a national research institution without compromising the critical mission of ensuring access and success for all students, especially students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. UTEP is one of the top 10 universities for graduating Hispanic students and is recognized as one of the top institutions in moving students from the lowest income quintile to the highest. We have also made significant contributions to the health, education, culture, and economy of the El Paso Del Norte region. The University is located in a unique binational area, which is also the fourth largest manufacturing region in North America. UTEP’s new strategic plan must build on this strong foundation.

News and Updates


Strategic Plan Chairs and Directors presentation

2030 Strategic Plan Update

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President Heather Wilson

UTEP 2030 Strategic Plan Kickoff

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UTEP Tops $100 Million in Research

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