The University of Texas at El Paso

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,931

2.81% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,785

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

9,382 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

25,078

61.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.6%

1,083 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 (310 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (273 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (261 degrees).

In 2017, 4,656 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at El Paso. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,572 degrees), 7.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (467 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $5,931, which is $-20,569 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $5,931, which is $-20,569 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,785.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,931

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso was $5,931. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $-20,569 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$6,785

2017 Value

18.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Texas at El Paso had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,785. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Texas at El Paso grew by 18.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,496

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 $9,496 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,216. The cost of room and board increased by 0.711% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at El Paso received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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%

2016 Default Rate

554

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at El Paso was 11.4%, which represents 554 out of the 4871 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 9,382 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 31.5% annual growth. Out of those 9,382 applicants, 9,382 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 25,078 students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2017, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at El Paso has an overall enrollment yield of 38.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,382

Accepted Out of 9,382

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at El Paso was 100% (9,382 admissions from 9,382 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 100%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 31.5%, while admissions grew by 31.5%.

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SAT Scores

60%

Submission Percentage

2,158

Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at El Paso has a total enrollment of 25,078 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 15,436 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,642. This means that 61.6% 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, 7.46% White, 2.7% Black or African American, 0.901% Asian, 0.754% Two or More Races, 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0997% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (43.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.1%) and White Male (3.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (30.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24%) and White Male (7.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,078 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 15,436 and the part-time enrollment is 9,642. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2017 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 74%. 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

    20,108

  2. White

    1,871

  3. Black or African American

    676

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at El Paso is 80.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.46% White, 2.7% Black or African American, 0.901% Asian, 0.754% Two or More Races, 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0997% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 145 students (0.578%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 540 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 (3,572 degrees awarded). There were 7.65 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (467 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso is Registered Nursing (310 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (273 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (261 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 (378 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 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 Physicians (452,848 people), Other managers (451,101 people), Software developers (375,424 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (310,812 people), and Civil engineers (234,075 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (378 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), Biology (322 degrees), and Protective Services (289 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (378 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), Biology (322 degrees), and Protective Services (289 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (643,230 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (479,035 people), Computer Systems Design (463,194 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (423,339 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (406,321 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (378 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), Biology (322 degrees), and Protective Services (289 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. 310 degrees awarded

  2. 273 degrees awarded

  3. 261 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso was Registered Nursing with 310 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,058

  2. 2,598

In 2017, 2,058 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso, which is 0.792 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,598).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 145 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.671 times less than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 247 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at El Paso in Registered Nursing, which is 3.92 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at El Paso is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.94% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,572 degrees awarded

  2. White

    467 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino (3,572 degrees awarded). There were 7.65 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (467 degrees).

0.644% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,068 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,504 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino female (2,068 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,504 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at nearly $242M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35M (14.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of Texas at El Paso had a total salary expenditure of $460M. The University of Texas at El Paso employs 256 Lecturers, 193 Associate professors, and 170 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas at El Paso are Female Lecturers (150), Male Professors(132), and Male Associate professors (128).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso are: Management, with 367 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 257 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 250 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$242M

2017 Endowment

10.4%

growth from 2016

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at about $242M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at El Paso grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.8M 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. $56M - Federal

  2. $21.2M - State

  3. $727k - Local

As of 2017, The University of Texas at El Paso received $56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.2M from state grants and contracts, and $727k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$189M

2017 Salaries

3%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a median of $189M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($460M) and a 3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.71% growth from 2015 and a 4.64% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.4M

Instructional Salaries

767

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a total of $61.4M to 767 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

256 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

367 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Lecturer with 256 employees; Associate professor with 193 employees; and Associate professor with 170 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Management with 367 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 257 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 250 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso was Female Lecturer with 150 employees, Male Professor with 132 employees, and Male Associate professor with 128 employees.

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

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