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The University of Texas at El Paso College Portrait

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Founded more than 100 years ago, UTEP is a Hispanic-serving institution dedicated to providing students access to a wide range of degree programs while sustaining excellence through a commitment to student success and a robust grant-funded research portfolio.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive doctoral research university with an enrollment of nearly 24,000 students. Offering more than 160 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. UTEP’s out-of-pocket cost is among the lowest of any national research university in the country. With more than $90 million in annual research spending,. UTEP is dedicated to its mission of offering access and excellence to a historically underserved minority student population, making it a national model for U.S. public higher education in the 21st century.

Living in the UTEP Community

The University of Texas at El Paso students live and study in one of the world’s largest binational metropolitan areas, taking advantage of cultural, social and academic opportunities unique to the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, at the foot of the Franklin Mountains in the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso serves a majority Hispanic population, many who are the first in their families to attend college. El Paso is home to Fort Bliss, one of the largest and fastest growing military posts in the U. S. Army, and is ranked among the safest large cities in the country. Nicknamed the Sun City, El Paso enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine per year on average. The regional history spans more than 400 years, blending Native American, Spanish, Mexican and American roots into one unique culture that embraces and celebrates its diversity.