The University of Texas at El Paso

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,769

2.91% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,713

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

100%

7,134 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,922

61.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.6%

946 Graduates

About

The University of Texas at El Paso is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Texas at El Paso were Registered Nursing (343 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (312 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (243 degrees).

In 2016, 4,597 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at El Paso. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,427 degrees), 6.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (535 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $5,769, which is $-20,087 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $5,769, which is $-20,087 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,713.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,769

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso was $5,769. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $-20,087 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$5,713

2016 Value

5.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of Texas at El Paso had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,713. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of Texas at El Paso grew by 5.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,429

Room and Board

$1,216

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas at El Paso was of $9,429 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,216. The cost of room and board increased by 1.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.36% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at El Paso received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2015, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.4%

2015 Default Rate

615

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at El Paso was 11.4%, which represents 615 out of the 5389 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of Texas at El Paso received 7,134 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 7,134 applicants, 7,133 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 23,922 students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at El Paso has an overall enrollment yield of 46.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,133

Accepted Out of 7,134

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at El Paso was 100% (7,133 admissions from 7,134 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 100%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions stayed by 0%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

1,998

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at El Paso has a total enrollment of 23,922 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 14,681 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,241. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% White, 2.68% Black or African American, 1.02% Asian, 0.715% Two or More Races, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (43.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.4%) and White Male (3.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (31.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.3%) and White Female (8.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,922 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 14,681 and the part-time enrollment is 9,241. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of Texas at El Paso was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Texas at El Paso had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    19,178

  2. White

    1,831

  3. Black or African American

    640

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at El Paso is 80.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% White, 2.68% Black or African American, 1.02% Asian, 0.715% Two or More Races, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 153 students (0.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 557 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Texas at El Paso are hispanic or latino (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (535 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso is Registered Nursing (343 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (312 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (243 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Texas at El Paso, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (415 degrees awarded), Engineering (475 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Miscellaneous managers (539,766 people), Physicians & surgeons (468,841 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (371,111 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,132 people), and Postsecondary teachers (248,908 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (415 degrees awarded), Engineering (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Biology (303 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (415 degrees awarded), Engineering (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Biology (303 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Hospitals (668,985 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (491,032 people), Elementary & secondary schools (459,404 people), Computer Systems Design (448,681 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (429,968 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (415 degrees awarded), Engineering (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Biology (303 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Texas at El Paso.

Most Common

  1. 343 degrees awarded

  2. 312 degrees awarded

  3. 243 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso was Registered Nursing with 343 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,020

  2. 2,577

In 2016, 2,020 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso, which is 0.784 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,577).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 188 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.874 times less than the 215 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 257 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at El Paso in Registered Nursing, which is 2.99 times more than the 86 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% of students graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (47.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at El Paso is Female and White (47.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.64% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,427 degrees awarded

  2. White

    535 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (535 degrees).

0.5% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,989 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,438 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    295 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino female (1,989 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,438 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at nearly $217M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-84.5k (-0.0389%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, The University of Texas at El Paso had a total expenditure of $442M. Of that $442M, they spent $170M on salaries and $442M on benefits.

The University of Texas at El Paso employs 246 Lecturers, 180 Associate professors, and 173 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas at El Paso are Female Lecturers (147), Male Professors(131), and Male Associate professors (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso are: Management, with 365 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 267 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 263 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$217M

2015 Endowment

1.69%

decline from 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at about $217M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at El Paso declined 1.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $53.6M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $58.7M - Federal

  2. $20.5M - State

  3. $790k - Local

As of 2015, The University of Texas at El Paso received $58.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.5M from state grants and contracts, and $790k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$170M

Salary Expenditure

$442M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of Texas at El Paso had a total expenditure of $442M. Of that $442M, they spent $170M on salaries and $442M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at The University of Texas at El Paso as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$170M

2015 Salaries

4.64%

growth from 2014

In 2015, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($442M) and a 4.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.25% growth from 2013 and a 4.03% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55.8M

Instructional Salaries

719

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a total of $55.8M to 719 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

246 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

365 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Lecturer with 246 employees; Associate professor with 180 employees; and Associate professor with 173 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Management with 365 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 267 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 263 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso was Female Lecturer with 147 employees, Male Professor with 131 employees, and Male Associate professor with 123 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Texas at El Paso.

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