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El Paso Community College Overview

Located in El Paso, Texas, El Paso Community College is a public institution. The location of El Paso Community College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is El Paso Community College Known For?

4,415 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at El Paso Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.

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El Paso Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

El Paso Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#589 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at El Paso Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is El Paso Community College?

Location of El Paso Community College

Contact details for El Paso Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925-6507
Phone: 915-831-2000
Website: www.epcc.edu

How Do I Get Into El Paso Community College?

You can apply to El Paso Community College online at: www.epcc.edu/Admissions/enrollment-checklist

Since El Paso Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford El Paso Community College?

5% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At El Paso Community College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $3,591 a year. That adds up to $14,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at El Paso Community College is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

El Paso Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,760 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,080 undergraduate students at El Paso Community College, with 8,760 being full-time and 20,320 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  El Paso Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,760 full-time undergraduates at El Paso Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  El Paso Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of El Paso Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of El Paso Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 164
Hispanic or Latino 7,316
White 645
International Students 196
Other Races/Ethnicities 401

Over 30 countries are represented at El Paso Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Kuwait, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at El Paso Community College

2,245 Took All Classes Online
7,651 Took At Least One Class Online
5.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,651 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at El Paso Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of El Paso Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at El Paso Community College was 5.5%. This is the #1,637 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at El Paso Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of El Paso Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 55%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Education 16%
English Language & Literature 12%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 14%
Health Professions 3%
Human Development & Family Studies 14%
Legal Professions 53%
Legal Support Services 53%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16%
Writing Studies 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at El Paso Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at El Paso Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Writing Studies #51
English Language & Literature #83
General Psychology #108
General Business/Commerce #126
Psychology #150
Teacher Education Grade Specific #196
Criminal Justice & Corrections #289
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #328
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #360
Liberal Arts General Studies #360
Education #462

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

El Paso Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,489 0 1,489
General Business/Commerce 0 348 0 348
Criminal Justice & Corrections 83 234 0 317
Nursing 80 141 0 221
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 210 0 210
General Biology 0 149 0 149
General Psychology 0 148 0 148
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 49 0 79 128
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 48 19 31 98
Culinary Arts 49 45 0 94
Health & Physical Education 0 92 0 92
Allied Health Professions 9 59 21 89
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 29 15 17 61
Cosmetology 51 0 0 51
Human Development & Family Studies 30 20 0 50
General Architecture 0 46 0 46
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 2 24 18 44
Business Administration & Management 20 16 6 42
Precision Metal Working 41 0 0 41
Mechanical Engineering 0 40 0 40
Design & Applied Arts 19 18 0 37
American Sign Language 24 12 0 36
Legal Support Services 9 24 3 36
Computer Science 0 35 0 35
Dental Support Services 0 26 9 35
Writing Studies 0 32 0 32
Fine & Studio Arts 0 32 0 32
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 31 0 0 31
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 31 0 0 31
Information Technology 9 21 0 30
Industrial Production Technology 9 15 6 30
Mental & Social Health Services 6 24 0 30
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 28 0 28
Fire Protection 5 14 7 26
Electrical Engineering 0 23 0 23
Accounting 9 10 0 19
Journalism 0 15 0 15
Civil Engineering 0 15 0 15
Hospitality Management 7 7 0 14
Mathematics 0 14 0 14
Computer Information Systems 9 2 0 11
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 6 4 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 10 0 10
Chemistry 0 10 0 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 9 0 9
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 3 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 8 0 8
Computer Programming 4 3 0 7
Religious Studies 0 6 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 6
Music 0 6 0 6
Dance 0 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 3
Materials Engineering 0 3 0 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 3 0 3
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 674 3,544 197 4,415

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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