University of Texas, El Paso

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16
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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8
west Regional
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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21
Overall
Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

The University of Texas at El Paso, commonly abbreviated as UTEP, is a public university located in El Paso, Texas. Founded in 1914 as a mining and metallurgy school, the University gained its current name in 1967.

UTEP is
the largest US university to have a
Mexican-American majority of students
(about 75%)

Physical Campus and Facilities

The
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP),
located on the bank of the Rio Grande in
El Paso, Texas, is a component university
of the University of Texas System.

The UTEP campus is unique in that the buildings that comprise the physical campus are an architectural compilation of Bhutanese-style fortress-like buildings as well as modern designs.

Since 1967, the University has
expanded to include a large, six-story
library and football stadium that seats
52,000.

Academic Colleges, Programs, and Rankings

UTEP is home to seven academic colleges through which the University’s 70 undergraduate, 75 graduate-level, and 19 doctoral degree programs are administered.

UTEP’s education and business management programs are the most impacted at the University. Each claims 16% and 15% respectively of the total student enrollment.

The University has been recognized and designated by the National Science Foundation as a Model Institution for Excellence. Only six other institutions claim this designation.

The University as a whole has likewise been ranked by Washington Monthly as the 7th best university, behind Stanford and ahead of Harvard. It has also been recognized as the top university that facilitates students’ achievement of the American Dream through affordable, high quality, and accommodating programs.


Financial Aid

Over sixty percent of UTEP students receive some form of financial aid. The University is, therefore, committed to facilitating the affordability of its programs and offers numerous methods by which students can pay for, or have paid for, their education.

General Information

Admission
Office

500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968-0510
(915) 747-5890
Fax: (915) 747-8893
[email protected]
Contact: Luisa Havens
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

500 West University Avenue
Academic Advising Center Building
Room 127
El Paso, TX 79968
(915) 747-5000
www.utep.edu
Size
Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,976

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Admissions
Considerations

Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall
2011

Number of Applicants: 5,229
Percent Admitted: 99%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled:
52%

Test
Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 390 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 420 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 14 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate
Attendance Status

Undergraduate
Student Gender

Undergraduate
Student Age

Undergraduate
Student Residence

Graduate
Attendance Status

Undergraduate
Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention
Rates for First-Time Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Overall
Graduation and Transfer-Out
Rates for Students

Graduation Rates
for Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by Gender for
Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by
Race/Ethnicity for Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $5,786 $6,121 $6,223 $8,020 +28.88%
Books and
Supplies
$900 $1,000 $1,064 $1,092 +2.63%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $7,698 $7,964 $8,344 $8,425 +0.97%
Other $3,240 $3,316 $3,484 $3,588 +2.99%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $8,580 $9,959 $10,504 $10,814 +2.95%
Other $3,240 $3,316 $3,484 $3,588 +2.99%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$17,624 $18,401 $19,115 $21,125 +10.52%
In-state Off
Campus
$18,506 $20,396 $21,275 $23,514 +10.52%
In-state with
Family
$6,686 $7,121 $7,287 $9,112 +25.04%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$4,762
In-state Student Fees $1,283
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$11,272
Out-of-state Fees $1,358

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
1,767 78%
Grant or
scholarship aid
1,505 66% $12,399,660 $8,239
– Federal grants 1,289 57% $5,865,357 $4,550
– Pell grants 1,283 56% $5,204,244 $4,056
– Other federal
grants
776 34% $661,113 $852
State/local
government grant or scholarships
834 37% $4,204,944 $5,042
Institutional
grants or scholarships
948 42% $2,329,359 $2,457
Student loan aid 773 34% $3,587,046 $4,640
– Federal student
loans
773 34% $3,493,662 $4,520
– Other student
loans
16 1% $93,384 $5,837

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3210 888 50
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
7 7
Hispanic-american, Puerto
Rican, and
Mexican-american/chicano Studies
5
Latin American Studies 2 7
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 215 17 6
Bioinformatics 8
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
160 9
Biophysics
Microbiology 55
Molecular Biochemistry
Pathology/experimental
Pathology
6
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
638 132 2
Accounting 101 11
Business Administration and
Management
139 117
Business/commerce 68
Business/managerial Economics 22 4
Finance 104
International
Business/trade/commerce
2
Management Information Systems 48
Marketing/marketing Management 134
Operations Management and
Supervision
22
Communication and Journalism
Programs
145
Advertising 29
Digital Communication and
Media/multimedia
Journalism 21
Mass Communication/media
Studies
53
organizational Communication 27
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
15
Computing and Information
Sciences
43 17 3
Computer and Information
Sciences
43 8
Computer Science 3
Information Science/studies 9
Education 435 307 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Bilingual and Multilingual
Education
171
Counselor Education/school
Counseling and Guidance Services
55
Curriculum and Instruction 149
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
Education 8
Educational Leadership and
Administration
55 2
Elementary Education and
Teaching
131
English/language Arts Teacher
Education
12
Health Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 18
Music Teacher Education 3
Reading Teacher Education 7 17
Science Teacher
Education/general Science Teacher
Education
20
Social Studies Teacher
Education
Special Education and Teaching 35 15
Teacher Education, Multiple
Levels
41
Engineering 269 117 16
Civil Engineering 50 13 1
Computer Engineering 5
Construction Engineering
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
99 30
Engineering 1
Environmental/environmental
Health Engineering
2 5
Industrial Engineering 36 20
Manufacturing Engineering 13
Materials Engineering 9 5
Mechanical Engineering 70 20
Metallurgical Engineering 14
Systems Engineering 9
English Language, Composition
and Literature/letters
91 21 4
Creative Writing 18 7
English Language and Literature 73 10
Professional, Technical,
Business, and Scientific Writing
4
Rhetoric and Composition 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
37 6
Applied Linguistics
French Language and Literature 5
Hispanic and Latin American
Languages, Literatures, and
Linguistics
Linguistics 9 3
Spanish Language and Literature 23 3
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
378 86
Audiology/audiologist and
Speech-language
Pathology/pathologist
13
Clinical Laboratory
Science/medical
Technology/technologist
15
Clinical Nurse Specialist 11
Community Health and Preventive
Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 20
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration 8
Occupational Therapy/therapist 8
Physical Therapy/therapist 20
Public Health Education and
Promotion
39
Public Health 6
Public Health/community
Nurse/nursing
Registered Nursing/registered
Nurse
324
Vocational Rehabilitation
Counseling/counselor
History 87 9
History 87 8
History, Other 1
Homeland Security, Law
Enforcement, Firefighting and
Related Protective Services
132 5
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 132
Homeland Security 5
Human Services 41 14
Public Administration 14
Social Work 41
Mathematics and Statistics 37 19
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics 37 12
Statistics 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary
Studies
223 75
Computational Science
Multi-/interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
223 72
Natural Sciences 3
Natural Resources and
Conservation
7 1
Environmental Science 7 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
99 4
Kinesiology and Exercise
Science
99 4
Physical Sciences 34 20 8
Chemistry 21 8 5
Geology and Earth Science 9 1 3
Geophysics and Seismology 3
Physics 4 8
Psychology 111 8 9
Clinical Psychology 6
Experimental Psychology 2
Psychology 111 9
Social Sciences 77 12
Anthropology 7
Political Science and
Government
50 6
Sociology 20 6
Visual and Performing Arts 104 11
Art History, Criticism and
Conservation
Art/art Studies 29
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1
Dance 5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre
Arts
9 1
Drawing 3
Fine/studio Arts
Graphic Design 14
Keyboard Instruments
Metal and Jewelry Arts 3
Music Management 1
Music Performance 4 9
Music Theory and Composition 3
Music 17
Musical Theatre 2
Painting 6
Printmaking 3
Sculpture 2 1
Theatre/theatre Arts Management 1
Voice and Opera 1
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee: No
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 99%

Undergraduate Majors

Area,
Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender
Studies

Hispanic-American

Studies B
Latin
American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Ceramics
B
Dance B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Drawing
B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Metal/Jewelry

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music –
Piano/Organ B
Music –
Voice/Opera B
Music
Theory/Composition B
Painting
B
Printmaking

B
Sculpture

B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B
Microbiology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial

Economics B
Finance/Banking

B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B
Operations

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising

B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B
Public
Relations B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Education

– General B
Elementary

Education B
Junior
High Education B
Special
Education B

Engineering
Civil
Engineering B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

– General B
Industrial

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Metallurgical

Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

Creative
Writing B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Comparative

Literature B
French B
German B
Linguistics

B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Community

Health Services B
Health
Services – General B
Nursing
(RN) B
Speech-Language

Pathology/Audiology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied
Mathematics B
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical

Sciences B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
GeophysicsSeismology

B
Physical
Sciences – General B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.