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 The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso, TX

500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691

General information:(915)747-5000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:22,640(18,975 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,223 $6,731 $7,065 -5%
Out-of-state $14,583 $16,101 $16,525 -3%
Books and supplies $1,064 $1,092 $1,132 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,344 $8,425 $8,692 -3%
Other $3,484 $3,588 $3,694 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,344 $8,425 $8,692 -3%
Other $3,484 $3,588 $3,694 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,484 $3,588 $3,694 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,115 $19,836 $20,583 -5%
Off Campus $19,115 $19,836 $20,583 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,771 $11,411 $11,891 0%
On Campus $27,475 $29,206 $30,043 -3%
Off Campus $27,475 $29,206 $30,043 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,131 $20,781 $21,351 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,341
In-state fees $1,528
Out-of-state tuition $14,731
Out-of-state fees $1,578
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,226
In-state fee $1,090
Out-of-state tuition $9,860
Out-of-state fees $1,140
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,054 83% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,862 75% $21,384,662 $11,485
Federal grants 1,661 67% $9,925,617 $5,976
Pell grants 1,660 67% $9,013,616 $5,430
Other federal grants 1,087 44% $912,001 $839
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,457 59% $9,575,573 $6,572
Institutional grants or scholarships 910 37% $1,883,472 $2,070
Student loan aid 797 32% $2,944,482 $3,694
Federal student loans 795 32% $2,927,426 $3,682
Other student loans 4 0% $17,056 $4,264
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 14,084 78% $158,932,777 $11,285
Pell grants 11,031 61% $56,287,149 $5,103
Federal student loans 8,169 45% $54,710,280 $6,697


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,814 $2,066 $2,543
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,917 $897 $1,648
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,754 $2,379 $2,569
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,534 $8,788 $8,444
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,593 $12,577 $13,498
$110,001 and more $7,753 $13,091 $14,108

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 22,640
Undergraduate enrollment 18,975
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,743
Graduate enrollment 3,665

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,229 2,522 2,707
Percent admitted 99% 99% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 99% 53% 51%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1958 72%
ACT 632 23%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 390 510
SAT Math 420 530
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 16 22
ACT English 14 21
ACT Math 16 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 4848
Basketball 1718
Football 122-
Golf 129
Rifle -10
Soccer -22
Softball -22
Tennis -10
Volleyball -16


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1936 Accredited


Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education

Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses

07/01/1993 - 10/26/2004Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/1994 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

10/29/1997 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1991 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/25/1999 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/25/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations48 9
Liquor law violations22429
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 067
Liquor law violations 3115
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 005
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 131
Aggravated assault 583
Burglary 387228
Motor vehicle theft 5621
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 101
Burglary 6102
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate11.6%
Number in default406
Number in repayment3,476

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00366100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1---
Latin American Studies02--
Category total42--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General030-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology--0-
Microbiology, General0---
Molecular Biochemistry0---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--8-
Category total19678-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General15103--
Business/Commerce, General16---
Business/Managerial Economics26--
Construction Management0---
Finance, General25---
International Business/Trade/Commerce--1-
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General47---
Operations Management and Supervision7---
Category total6411251-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General044--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3---
Mass Communication/Media Studies2---
Organizational Communication, General2---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10--
Category total15144--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science--3-
Computer and Information Sciences, General268--
Information Science/Studies-17--
Category total26253-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-5--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education183---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-35--
Curriculum and Instruction-1880-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0---
Education, General43--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-726-
Elementary Education and Teaching162---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education103--
Health Teacher Education-1--
Mathematics Teacher Education24---
Music Teacher Education-2--
Reading Teacher Education135--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education23---
Social Studies Teacher Education0---
Special Education and Teaching, General5418--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels28---
Category total5013326-
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General48145-
Computer Engineering, General-08-
Construction Engineering-0--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9428--
Engineering, General-9--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-46-
Industrial Engineering2416--
Manufacturing Engineering-19--
Materials Engineering-52-
Mechanical Engineering8222--
Metallurgical Engineering11---
Systems Engineering-17--
Category total25913421-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing112--
English Language and Literature, General111--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-6--
Rhetoric and Composition--5-
Category total86295-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Applied Linguistics-1--
French Language and Literature2---
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0--
Spanish Language and Literature07--
Category total4716--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-13--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist25---
Clinical Nurse Specialist-12--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-0--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-22--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--3-
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-0--
Nursing Administration-5--
Nursing Education-0--
Nursing Practice--0-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-26--
Physical Therapy/Therapist-16-14
Public Health Education and Promotion80--
Public Health, General-3--
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2470--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-0--
Category total28097314
History Colleges
History, General1100-
History, Other-15-
Category total81115-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies10---
Forensic Science and Technology0---
Homeland Security-9--
Category total1369--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General0---
Mathematics, General18--
Statistics, General-1--
Category total349--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Computational Science-50-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other25262--
Natural Sciences-9--
Category total252760-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science138--
Category total138--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1058--
Category total1058--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total165--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General355-
Geology/Earth Science, General744-
Geophysics and Seismology13--
Physics, General13--
Category total36159-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-3--
Experimental Psychology-4--
Psychology, General1409-
Category total13679-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-19--
Social Work270--
Category total2719--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General410--
Category total9617--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Art/Art Studies, General00--
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics10--
Dance, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11--
Fine/Studio Arts, General00--
Graphic Design10--
Keyboard Instruments1---
Metal and Jewelry Arts10--
Music Management2---
Music Performance, General22--
Music Theory and Composition0---
Music, General12---
Musical Theatre2---
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management2---
Voice and Opera3---
Category total1233--
Grand total1899987014