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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
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,397 (20,220 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty752342
Research and public service3313
Total graduate assistants-804
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,160$1,186$1,188$1,2162.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,924$9,080$9,300$9,4291.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,924$9,180$9,300$9,4291.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$21,120$21,399$20,899$21,1201.1%
Off Campus$21,120$21,499$21,831$21,9320.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,196$12,319$12,531$12,503-0.2%
On Campus$31,720$33,319$32,029$33,0203.1%
Off Campus$31,720$33,419$32,961$33,8322.6%
Off Campus with Family$22,796$24,239$23,661$24,4033.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$4,336
In-state fees$1,045
Out-of-state tuition$11,517
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, 2014-2015
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 aid12,51086%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,20976%$21,620,623$9,788
Federal grants1,97968%$9,950,089$5,028
Pell grants1,90966%$9,652,593$5,056
Other federal grants50817%$297,496$586
State/local government grant or scholarships1,72159%$8,484,011$4,930
Institutional grants or scholarships1,11138%$3,186,523$2,868
Student loan aid96033%$4,672,310$4,867
Federal student loans93032%$3,893,146$4,186
Other student loans1134%$779,164$6,895
  • 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 aid113,63069%$103,669,006$7,606
Pell grants11,64859%$56,183,489$4,823
Federal student loans8,76244%$57,020,408$6,508
  • 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$6,089$5,607$5,433
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$5,303$5,130$4,498
$30,001 – $48,000$7,644$6,191$5,675
$48,001 – $75,000$12,271$10,759$9,889
$75,001 – $110,000$15,034$14,546$14,750
$110,001 and more$15,164$15,012$15,277
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment23,397
Undergraduate enrollment20,220
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,976
Graduate enrollment3,177
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%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: 7%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 37%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants7,1343,2253,909
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled47%47%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 2015 (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 Reading390510
SAT Math430540
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: 72%
Part-time students: 49%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
Transfer-out rate: 29%
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 2007]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 35%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 25%
Asian: 35%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 39%
White: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Studies6--
Latin American Studies04-
Women's Studies1--
Category total74-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General18180
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology--1
Microbiology, General37--
Molecular Biochemistry40--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--11
Category total2661412
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General9384-
Business/Commerce, General21--
Business/Managerial Economics205-
Construction Management08-
Finance, General108--
International Business/Trade/Commerce--14
Management Information Systems, General43--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General86--
Operations Management and Supervision28--
Category total57312614
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General049-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia54--
Mass Communication/Media Studies2--
Organizational Communication, General51--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric110-
Category total14749-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5112-
Computer Science--2
Information Science/Studies-3-
Category total51152
Art Teacher Education-1-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education61--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-50-
Curriculum and Instruction-77d12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Education, General02d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-643
Elementary Education and Teaching59--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education18-
Health Teacher Education-0-
Mathematics Teacher Education15--
Music Teacher Education-2-
Reading Teacher Education42-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education5--
Social Studies Teacher Education0--
Special Education and Teaching, General3633-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels8--
Category total189239d15
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-11
Civil Engineering, General4064
Computer Engineering, General-37
Computer Software Engineering-8-
Construction Engineering-0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8413-
Engineering, General-2-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-1011
Industrial Engineering379-
Manufacturing Engineering-5-
Materials Engineering-63
Mechanical Engineering10332-
Metallurgical Engineering22--
Systems Engineering-23-
Category total28611826
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing1614d-
English Language and Literature, General5910-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-3d-
Rhetoric and Composition--3
Category total7527d3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-0-
French Language and Literature1--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0-
Spanish Language and Literature83-
Category total308-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-18-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist20--
Clinical Nurse Specialist-0-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-73d-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--6
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-0-
Nursing Administration-11d-
Nursing Education-15d-
Nursing Practice--21
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-17-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-020
Public Health Education and Promotion230-
Public Health, General-6-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse413d0-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-9-
Category total456d149d47
History, General4470
History, Other-05
Category total4475
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies219d--
Forensic Science and Technology8--
Homeland Security-16-
Category total227d16-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General0--
Mathematics, General336-
Statistics, General-4-
Category total3310-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science-24
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other279103d-
Natural Sciences-15-
Category total279120d4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science131-
Category total131-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1516d-
Category total1516d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total41-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2256
Geology/Earth Science, General1857
Geophysics and Seismology16-
Physics, General1212-
Category total532813
Clinical Psychology-4-
Experimental Psychology-7-
Psychology, General16203
Category total162113
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-25-
Social Work3928-
Category total3953-
Social Sciences
National Security Policy Studies-1d-
Political Science and Government, General388-
Category total6815d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4--
Art/Art Studies, General330-
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics10-
Dance, General11--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General40-
Fine/Studio Arts, General230-
Graphic Design00-
Keyboard Instruments0--
Metal and Jewelry Arts10-
Music Management6--
Music Performance, General47-
Music Theory and Composition0--
Music, General12--
Musical Theatre0--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management7--
Voice and Opera0--
Category total1097-
Grand total3,2621,024144
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1689
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 282
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 131
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 211
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,531
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,261
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,347
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,644
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined7378
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
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)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 health6/8/2013 -  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
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1838
Liquor law violations866
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1433
Liquor law violations340
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible93
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault541
Motor vehicle theft235
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible23
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault410
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate10.7%10.2%9.8%
Number in default525472387
Number in repayment4,8964,6173,923
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)