Over the past century, The University of Texas at El Paso has grown from a small mining school of 27 students to a nationally recognized public research university of more than 23,000 students. Over the past 15 years, UTEP has experienced growth in enrollment, annual research expenditures and the number of degrees awarded. Today UTEP leads the nation in many fields in awarding undergraduate degrees to Hispanics. The University’s success stems from a vision that embraces both providing access to excellent educational and research opportunities for residents of the U.S.-Mexico border region, and enhancing the economy and quality of life of the community.
Washington Monthly magazine ranked UTEP #1 in the nation for fostering student social mobility and among the top 10 research universities in the nation for its research and service. Driven by the awareness that extraordinary talent and human potential can be found in every neighborhood, UTEP creates higher education opportunities that nourish individual dreams and aspirations.
UTEP also substantially contributes to the economy and quality of life in the Paso del Norte region. For a century, the University has prepared graduates who have entered the region’s workforce with enhanced skills and leadership abilities that translate into increased lifetime incomes and enriched lives and families. The University employs thousands of the county’s residents and its annual operations generate revenue for hundreds of regional businesses and industries. Residents and visitors alike enjoy UTEP’s athletic, arts and cultural events.
This report on UTEP’s many impacts summarizes data collected by UTEP’s Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research and Planning (CIERP); by state and national educational research foundations and organizations; and by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The report is available online in PDF format here.
Source: CIERP, 2014
Source: CIERP, 2014
"We rate schools based on what they are doing for the country — on whether they’re improving social mobility, producing research, and promoting public service . . . The University of Texas - El Paso [leaves] several members of the Ivy League in the dust."Paul Glastris, Editor, Washington Monthly
"UTEP’s long history and close connections with the community make it El Paso’s university. The educational part of our growth is very important to our community."El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser