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With a focus on developing the talent of those who have grown up in our region, UTEP has emerged as America’s most successful Hispanic-serving university. We have created a culture of care and belonging for students who have historically been underserved by higher education. We are the only open-access top tier research university in America, yet our retention rates exceed those of selective institutions.

As America’s leading Hispanic-serving university, UTEP chooses to be judged not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and their success. We meet our students where they are and help them develop into better versions of themselves. Recognizing their resilience, we are anchored in our belief in their potential.

Our culture of care is drawn from the community in which we live. We are a generous, family-oriented, closely knit community that is shaped by traditions and customs that have defined us for more than four centuries.