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IPEDS ID: 228796
OPE ID: 00366100
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The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 79968
General information:  (915) 747-5000
Type:  4-year, Public
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:  23,003 (19,696 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty713307
Research and public service2814
Total graduate assistants-756
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,092$1,132$1,160$1,1862.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,425$8,692$8,924$9,0801.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,425$8,692$8,924$9,1802.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,836$20,583$21,120$21,3991.3%
Off Campus$19,836$20,583$21,120$21,4991.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,411$11,891$12,196$12,3191.0%
On Campus$29,206$30,043$31,720$33,3195.0%
Off Campus$29,206$30,043$31,720$33,4195.4%
Off Campus with Family$20,781$21,351$22,796$24,2396.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$4,480
In-state fees$1,045
Out-of-state tuition$11,590
Out-of-state fees$1,045
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,34086%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,06176%$18,739,017$9,092
Federal grants1,82967%$8,988,997$4,915
Pell grants1,82967%$8,872,449$4,851
Other federal grants1485%$116,548$787
State/local government grant or scholarships1,53456%$7,925,722$5,167
Institutional grants or scholarships88432%$1,824,298$2,064
Student loan aid1,11041%$5,032,913$4,534
Federal student loans1,08840%$4,595,843$4,224
Other student loans743%$437,070$5,906
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,83367%$87,964,874$6,855
Pell grants11,15058%$51,626,567$4,630
Federal student loans9,54550%$63,222,360$6,624
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$2,543$5,164$6,089
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$1,648$4,319$5,303
$30,001 – $48,000$2,569$6,084$7,644
$48,001 – $75,000$8,444$10,642$12,271
$75,001 – $110,000$13,498$14,334$15,034
$110,001 and more$14,108$14,882$15,164
  • 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.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment23,003
Undergraduate enrollment19,696
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,877
Graduate enrollment3,307
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 83%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 8%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 38%
Part-time: 62%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants6,2402,9563,284
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled49%51%47%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading390500
SAT Math420530
ACT Composite1722
ACT English1521
ACT Math1723
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 39%
Transfer-out rate: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 45%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 33%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 62%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
White: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2--
Latin American Studies22-
Category total42-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19680
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology--2
Microbiology, General39--
Molecular Biochemistry19--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--8
Category total2611510
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General100148-
Business/Commerce, General30--
Business/Managerial Economics325-
Construction Management015-
Finance, General90--
International Business/Trade/Commerce--8
Management Information Systems, General53--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General68--
Operations Management and Supervision14--
Category total4931838
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General031-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia53--
Mass Communication/Media Studies9--
Organizational Communication, General39--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric90-
Category total14231-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General376-
Computer Science--6
Information Science/Studies-3-
Category total3796
Art Teacher Education-4-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education135--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-37-
Curriculum and Instruction-151d2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Education, General00d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-589
Elementary Education and Teaching101--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education277-
Health Teacher Education-0-
Mathematics Teacher Education23--
Music Teacher Education-0-
Reading Teacher Education117-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education13--
Social Studies Teacher Education0--
Special Education and Teaching, General5536-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels25--
Category total390300d11
Civil Engineering, General38143
Computer Engineering, General-71
Construction Engineering-0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8334-
Engineering, General-8-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-619
Industrial Engineering3213-
Manufacturing Engineering-7-
Materials Engineering-49
Mechanical Engineering9127-
Metallurgical Engineering12--
Systems Engineering-28-
Category total25614832
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2013d-
English Language and Literature, General5712-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-3-
Rhetoric and Composition--2
Category total7728d2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-0-
French Language and Literature2--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0-
Spanish Language and Literature177-
Category total3712-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-18-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist15--
Clinical Nurse Specialist-11-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-17d-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--5
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-0-
Nursing Administration-3d-
Nursing Education-26d-
Nursing Practice--8
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-14-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-021
Public Health Education and Promotion280-
Public Health, General-6-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse312d0-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-16-
Category total355d111d34
History, General64130
History, Other-04
Category total64134
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies179--
Forensic Science and Technology0--
Homeland Security-29-
Category total17929-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General3--
Mathematics, General4512-
Statistics, General-4-
Category total4816-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science-98
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other27187d-
Natural Sciences-16-
Category total271112d8
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science143-
Category total143-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1224d-
Category total1224d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total105-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1330
Geology/Earth Science, General1472
Geophysics and Seismology42-
Physics, General93-
Category total40152
Clinical Psychology-2-
Experimental Psychology-4-
Psychology, General16707
Category total16767
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-18-
Social Work4429-
Category total4447-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General368-
Category total6417-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5--
Art/Art Studies, General300-
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics10-
Dance, General6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General70-
Fine/Studio Arts, General191-
Graphic Design160-
Keyboard Instruments1--
Metal and Jewelry Arts10-
Music Management6--
Music Performance, General33-
Music Theory and Composition0--
Music, General12--
Musical Theatre0--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management5--
Voice and Opera1--
Category total1194-
Grand total3,1941,110124
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined6756
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1936 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses(!)7/1/1993 - 10/26/2004Resigned
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)4/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist10/29/1997 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1991 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health(!)6/6/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1972 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations8918
Liquor law violations4298
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations6714
Liquor law violations1153
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible059
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault835
Motor vehicle theft6212
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault014
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate9.8%11.0%11.6%
Number in default387397406
Number in repayment3,9233,5933,476
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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