The University of Texas at El Paso

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,193
15% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,414
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
100%
10,972 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
25,177
61.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.4%
1,068 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 Other Multidisciplinary Studies (451 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (369 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (269 degrees).

In 2019, 5,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at El Paso. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,992 degrees), 7.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (502 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $7,193, which is $−21,307 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $7,193, which is $−21,307 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,414.

In 2019, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,193
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso was $7,193. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at El Paso is $−21,307 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$8,414
2019 Value
8.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Texas at El Paso had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,414. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Texas at El Paso grew by 8.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,781
Room and Board
$1,632
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas at El Paso was of $9,781 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,632. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at El Paso received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.06% with respect to 2018, 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.
10.5%
2017 Default Rate
514
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at El Paso was 10.5%, which represents 514 out of the 4883 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 10,972 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.93% annual growth. Out of those 10,972 applicants, 10,971 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 25,177 students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at El Paso has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,971
Accepted Out of 10,972

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at El Paso was 100% (10,971 admissions from 10,972 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 100%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.93%, while admissions grew by 4.94%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at El Paso has a total enrollment of 25,177 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 15,376 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,801. This means that 61.1% 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 81.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.62% White, 2.59% Black or African American, 0.997% Asian, 0.794% Two or More Races, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (45.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.9%) and White Male (2.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (32.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25%) and White Female (6.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,177 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at El Paso is 15,376 and the part-time enrollment is 9,801. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 75%. 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
    20,505
  2. White
    1,666
  3. Black or African American
    653

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at El Paso is 81.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.62% White, 2.59% Black or African American, 0.997% Asian, 0.794% Two or More Races, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 219 students (0.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 782 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino (3,992 degrees awarded). There were 7.95 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (502 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (451 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (369 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (269 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 (561 degrees awarded), Engineering (642 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 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 (451,475 people), Other managers (450,918 people), Software developers (447,679 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,226 people), and Civil engineers (273,093 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (561 degrees awarded), Engineering (642 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), Protective Services (306 degrees), and Biology (341 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (561 degrees awarded), Engineering (642 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), Protective Services (306 degrees), and Biology (341 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 (626,206 people), Computer Systems Design (501,512 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (483,948 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (441,895 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (397,778 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at El Paso are Interdisciplinary Studies (561 degrees awarded), Engineering (642 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), Protective Services (306 degrees), and Biology (341 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. 451 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 369 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 269 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 451 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,235
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,017
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,235 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso, which is 0.741 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,017).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 221 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at El Paso in Mechanical Engineering, which is 5.53 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 347 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at El Paso in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.88 times more than the 185 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at El Paso is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.09% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,992 degrees awarded
  2. White
    502 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino (3,992 degrees awarded). There were 7.95 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (502 degrees).

0.704% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,388 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,604 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    270 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at El Paso is hispanic or latino female (2,388 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,604 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at nearly $268M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.1M (7.12%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of Texas at El Paso had a total salary expenditure of $480M. The University of Texas at El Paso employs 285 Lecturers, 183 Associate professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at The University of Texas at El Paso are Female Lecturers (177), Male Associate professors(128), and Male Professors (124).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso are: Management, with 399 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 294 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 234 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$268M
2019 Endowment
2.1%
growth from 2018

The University of Texas at El Paso has an endowment valued at about $268M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at El Paso grew 2.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.1M 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. $51M - Federal
  2. $24.4M - State
  3. $1.49M - Local

As of 2019, The University of Texas at El Paso received $51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.4M from state grants and contracts, and $1.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$194M
2019 Salaries
1.21%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a median of $194M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($480M) and a 1.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.51% growth from 2017 and a 3% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64.5M
Instructional Salaries
774
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Texas at El Paso paid a total of $64.5M to 774 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
285 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
399 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Lecturer with 285 employees; Associate professor with 183 employees; and Associate professor with 160 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso were Management with 399 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 294 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 234 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at El Paso was Female Lecturer with 177 employees, Male Associate professor with 128 employees, and Male Professor with 124 employees.

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

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