THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (UTEP) is a national research university known for its success in serving Hispanic students. UTEP enrolls and graduates a higher percentage of Hispanic students than any other university with the top research designation.
UTEP’s 24,000 students choose from 170 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. More than two-thirds of undergraduates receive grants and scholarships each year, and in many cases UTEP covers the full cost of tuition.
Research opportunities abound for students in fields ranging from additive manufacturing and aerospace to cancer treatment, water desalination, and Hispanic health. A new 98,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Center broke ground in 2022 and will support a new bachelor’s degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering.
In addition to research, the university provides students with multiple opportunities for development beyond the classroom, including community engagement, study abroad, on-campus employment, and leadership development. These experiences increase confidence, enhance personal and professional skills, and equip students with a competitive advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce.
With more than two hundred student organizations, Division I athletics, and thousands of student activities each year, UTEP’s iconic campus offers the full college experience. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, UTEP is situated at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border. With more than three hundred days of sunshine, friendly people, inspiring cuisine, and stunning outdoor experiences, there’s always something to do in the Sun City.