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The University of Texas at El Paso Overview

The University of Texas at El Paso is a public institution located in El Paso, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is The University of Texas at El Paso Known For?

3,846 Undergraduate Awards
$30,284 Avg Cost After Aid
100% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UTEP is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.

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The University of Texas at El Paso Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UTEP has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#173 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UTEP.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#161 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is The University of Texas at El Paso?

Location of The University of Texas at El Paso

Contact details for UTEP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968-0691
Phone: 915-747-5000
Website: www.utep.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTEPMiners
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/utepnews

How Do I Get Into UTEP?

You can apply to UTEP online at: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

Admission Requirements for UTEP

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UTEP?

100% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
UTEP has the high acceptance rate of 100%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to UTEP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 460 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 460 to 560 )
200
800
UTEP received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 16 and 22.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 15 to 21 )
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ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 16 to 22 )
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36

Can I Afford The University of Texas at El Paso?

$30,284 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UTEP is $30,284. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 UTEP, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,465 a year. That adds up to $17,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UTEP is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

The University of Texas at El Paso Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,858 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,427 undergraduate students at UTEP, with 13,858 being full-time and 7,569 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UTEP

There are also 3,750 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,858 full-time undergraduates at UTEP, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UTEP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at El Paso students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UTEP Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 107
Black or African American 333
Hispanic or Latino 11,574
White 696
International Students 888
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at El Paso. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 77 countries are represented at UTEP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Kuwait, and India.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at El Paso

2,299 Took All Classes Online
9,827 Took At Least One Class Online
13.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at UTEP. In 2017-2018, 9,827 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UTEP has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th 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 UTEP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at El Paso was 13.2%. This is the #1,142 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UTEP regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 33%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
Communication & Journalism 9%
Construction Management 3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Engineering 14%
English Language & Literature 4%
Ethnic Studies 25%
Health Professions 26%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 5%
International Relations & National Security 48%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 30%
Nursing 30%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30%
Public Relations & Advertising 20%
Social Sciences 23%
Systems Engineering 34%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UTEP 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 UTEP.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Relations & National Security #9
Construction Management #10
Ethnic Studies #11
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #13
Systems Engineering #13
Public Relations & Advertising #19
Homeland Security #22
Writing Studies #28
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #37
English Language & Literature #44
Health & Physical Education #48
Engineering #48
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #54
Curriculum & Instruction #56
General Education #58
Communication & Journalism #66
Social Sciences #76
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #78
Criminal Justice & Corrections #168
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #188
Nursing #239
Education #294
Health Professions #388
Business, Management & Marketing #444

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%.

The University of Texas at El Paso Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 369 17 242 12 640
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 451 0 81 0 532
Business Administration & Management 207 0 85 5 297
Criminal Justice & Corrections 296 0 0 0 296
Mechanical Engineering 231 0 28 2 261
General Biology 247 0 3 0 250
Accounting 185 0 49 0 234
General Psychology 205 0 0 7 212
Health & Physical Education 161 0 5 0 166
Computer Information Systems 117 0 11 0 128
Finance & Financial Management 120 0 0 0 120
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 104 7 111
Electrical Engineering 92 0 13 0 105
Public Relations & Advertising 85 0 0 0 85
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 8 0 44 31 83
Marketing 77 0 0 0 77
Public Health 64 0 13 0 77
Civil Engineering 60 0 11 5 76
Fine & Studio Arts 76 0 0 0 76
Educational Administration 0 0 61 10 71
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 70 0 0 0 70
General English Literature 58 0 10 0 68
Social Work 34 0 31 0 65
Industrial Engineering 48 0 8 0 56
Political Science & Government 47 0 8 0 55
History 40 0 10 1 51
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 49 0 0 0 49
Writing Studies 17 0 25 4 46
International Relations & National Security 5 0 39 0 44
Mathematics 36 0 7 0 43
Communication & Media Studies 21 0 20 0 41
Management Information Systems 39 0 0 0 39
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 35 0 0 0 35
Construction Management 0 0 35 0 35
Public Administration 0 0 35 0 35
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 0 15 8 33
Music 23 0 7 0 30
Systems Engineering 0 0 29 0 29
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 23 0 6 0 29
Computer Engineering 0 0 24 3 27
Sociology 20 0 7 0 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 26 0 0 0 26
Business/Managerial Economics 16 0 9 0 25
Chemistry 15 0 5 5 25
Metallurgical Engineering 24 0 0 0 24
Physics 14 0 9 0 23
Romance Languages 15 0 5 0 20
General Business/Commerce 19 0 0 0 19
Environmental Engineering 0 0 10 9 19
Computational Science 0 0 15 4 19
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 18 0 18
Arts & Media Management 18 0 0 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 16 0 16
Natural Resources Conservation 12 0 4 0 16
Communication Sciences 0 0 15 0 15
General Engineering 11 0 2 0 13
Anthropology 13 0 0 0 13
Materials Engineering 0 0 3 9 12
International Business 10 0 0 0 10
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 7 3 10
Homeland Security 0 0 10 0 10
Special Education 0 0 9 0 9
Student Counseling 0 0 8 0 8
Ethnic Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Area Studies 0 0 7 0 7
Philosophy 5 0 2 0 7
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 6 0 6
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 6 0 6
Statistics 0 0 6 0 6
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 6 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Information Science 0 0 4 0 4
Construction Engineering 4 0 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 4 4
Natural Sciences 0 0 4 0 4
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 4 0 4
Dance 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Science 0 0 0 2 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 1 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,846 17 1,257 132 5,252

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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