The University of Texas at El Paso

Visitor’s Guide 2016

Welcome to UTEP

Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso. Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, UTEP is unique among research institutions.

Nearly 23,400 students are enrolled at UTEP, and that number continues to increase each year. UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success. A degree from UTEP is also a great value because the University has the lowest out-of-pocket cost of all public research institutions in the nation.

UTEP has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine for a third consecutive year among Stanford, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley as one of the top 10 universities in the nation. The magazine recognized UTEP for its strong impact on the students served, cutting-edge research and success in encouraging students to give back to their communities. For improving the future prospects of its student population, the magazine ranked UTEP #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities for the fourth consecutive year in the subcategory of social mobility.

With more than $90 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic – a designation that boosts the region’s economy and quality of life, while offering a wealth of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

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