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UTEP At A Glance 

Welcome to The 山ּ of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a comprehensive top tier public research university that is increasing access to exceptional higher education.

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UTEP is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is 84% Hispanic. UTEP enrolls nearly 24,000 students in 169 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in eight colleges and schools. With more than $130 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP is ranked in the top 5% of research institutions nationally and fourth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

UTEP maintains one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any doctoral research university in the United States, and is one of the only institutions to receive both a top research designation and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation.

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. 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, research, community service, internships, study abroad, student employment, Division I athletics and dozens of cultural and entertainment activities.


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A 21ST CENTURY UNIVERSITY

UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve.

UTEP PRESIDENT
HEATHER WILSON

• Member of the National Science Board

• Former U.S. Secretary of the Air Force

• First U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to serve in the U.S. Congress

 

President Heather Wilson

AT A GLANCE

DEGREE OFFERINGS

Total Number of Degree Programs

75 Bachelor’s
70 Master’s
24 Doctoral

Degrees are offered in eight colleges and schools, including both traditional and online programs.

ENROLLMENT

23,880 Students in Fall 2022
Including the largest freshman class in UTEP history

84% of our students are Hispanic and approximately half of our undergraduates are first in their families to attend college.

137% increase in number of degrees awarded annually from 2001 to 2019

GLOBAL REACH

830

Mexican students enrolled

80

international agreements with institutions throughout the world, including 23 with Mexico

133,988+

alumni living in 76 countries

A 21st Century 山ּ

  • UTEP was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its success in achieving both competitive research and student social mobility.

  • UTEP is one of the only top tier research universities in the country with a majority Hispanic student population.

  • UTEP has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of all U.S. research institutions.

  • UTEP has been recognized as a leader in social mobility for helping graduates move from family incomes in the bottom 20% to the top 20%.

RESEARCH

Designated as an R1 university (top tier doctoral university with very high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

$130 Million+

in annual research expenditures

Ranked No. 4

in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities, after UT Austin, Texas A&M 山ּ and the 山ּ of Houston.

41%

of graduating seniors from 2020-21 report participating in an on-campus research or scholarly project

ATHLETICS

21

NCAA Division I team national championship titles, including 20 in men’s cross country and track and field, and one in men’s basketball

1

UTEP is the first Texas school to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship (1966), an achievement chronicled in the film “Glory Road.”

110

individual NCAA championship titles

72

student-athletes who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better in 2022-23 – a school record

37

Intramural events and club sports

UTEP DIVISION I SPORTS

Men's

Women's

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Cross Country
Golf
Rifle
Softball
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Soccer
Volleyball
Tennis