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The University of Texas at El Paso is a public institution located in El Paso, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

369 Undergraduate Degrees
271 Graduate Degrees
$30,284 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
100% Acceptance Rate

Where Is The University of Texas at El Paso?

Location of The University of Texas at El Paso

Contact details for UTEP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968-0691
Phone: 915-747-5000

How Do I Get Into UTEP?

You can apply to UTEP online at:

Admission Requirements for UTEP

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UTEP?

100% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
UTEP has the high acceptance rate of 100%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to UTEP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 460 to 560 )
UTEP received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 16 and 22.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 15 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 16 to 22 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso  ( 16 to 22 )

Can I Afford The University of Texas at El Paso?

$30,284 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UTEP is $30,284. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UTEP, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,465 a year. That adds up to $17,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UTEP is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

The University of Texas at El Paso Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,044 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,464 undergraduate students at UTEP, with 14,044 being full-time and 7,420 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UTEP

There are also 3,687 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,044 full-time undergraduates at UTEP, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UTEP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at El Paso students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UTEP Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 126
Black or African American 331
Hispanic or Latino 11,470
White 799
International Students 1,080
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at El Paso. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 77 countries are represented at UTEP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Kuwait, and India.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at El Paso

2,299 Took All Classes Online
9,827 Took At Least One Class Online
13.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at UTEP. In 2017-2018, 9,827 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UTEP has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UTEP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at El Paso was 13.2%. This is the #746 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UTEP regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UTEP majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 74%
Nursing 30%
Nursing Administration 31%
Nursing Education 19%
Registered Nursing 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UTEP ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UTEP.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #26
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #28
Nursing Administration #42
Registered Nursing #187
Nursing #239

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas at El Paso Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 369 0 0 0 369
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 17 144 0 161
Nursing Administration 0 0 51 0 51
Nursing Education 0 0 47 0 47
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 12 12
TOTAL 369 17 242 12 640


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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