Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso. Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, UTEP is unique among research universities.
More than 22,740 students are enrolled at UTEP, and that number continues to increase each year. We offer a broad array of degree programs – 70 bachelor’s, 75 master’s and 19 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success. Compared to all other public research institutions in the U.S., an undergraduate degree from UTEP is a great value. Full-time UTEP undergraduates incur the lowest out-of-pocket cost or “net price” for their degrees. As UTEP approaches its 100th birthday in 2014, we remain committed to our mission of providing students access to excellent academic programs. We are proud that our University was recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as #12 in the nation for excellence in social mobility, research and service. More specifically, UTEP ranked #1 among all U.S. universities in the Social Mobility category for helping our students achieve their dreams and professional aspirations.
With more than $76 million in annual research spending, UTEP is dedicated to becoming the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. It is a designation that will boost the region’s economy and quality of life, while offering a wealth of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. We invite you to learn more at utep.edu and utepnews.com.
We are pleased to share with you the exciting news that UTEP was ranked among the best universities in the nation in 2012 by Washington Monthly magazine. As you can see below, at #12 overall, we’re in fine company among Americas’s top colleges and universities.
|UTEP is a significant economic force in the Paso del Norte region. It contributes millions of dollars to the area economy and creates thousands of jobs. |
• Operating Budget: $417.6 million (FY12-13)
• Contribution to personal income of local individuals: $452 million
• University-related local business: $369 million
• Number of local jobs attributed to UTEP’s presence: 7,050
UTEP has awarded nearly 105,000 degrees to graduates living in 80 countries worldwide. Joining the Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected with other Miners and support the University. The members are the heart of the organization, actively involved in an increasing number of chapters.
Our 2,809 faculty and staff come from diverse backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they are dedicated to seeing that students receive every possible opportunity for success in their academic careers. In addition to being outstanding educators and mentors, our faculty and staff members reflect the community they serve.
UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 75 master’s and 19 doctoral degrees, with others in development. The University is nationally recognized for offering service learning opportunities that help the community and give students practical work experience related to their majors through undergraduate and graduate research.
UTEP’s innovative learning experiences include a 16,000-square-foot Simulation Center where health professions students can practice in a safe but realistic clinical environment. At the Law School Preparation Institute, 90 percent of program graduates are accepted to law school, well above the national average. The Medical Professions Institute provides preparation, mentoring and networking for students interested in medical careers and has helped make UTEP one of the top schools for producing Mexican-American graduates who are accepted into medical schools. UTEP’s border location, near Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range, presents unique opportunities for research and projects involving defense and homeland security. The digital publication Borderzine, based at UTEP, is a web community for Latino student journalists that shifts the new voices, perspectives and experiences of Latinos in the U.S. from the borderline to the centerline.
The University of Texas at El Paso’s extraordinary progress in developing its research capacity and expanding its doctoral programs has earned UTEP the designation as one of the state’s “Emerging Tier One” universities by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. With the University’s recent investments in state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories and buildings, it is an exciting time to be a part of the research community at UTEP.
The University’s annual research-spending portfolio of more than $76 million is growing each year in line with our goal to become the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic. Research opportunities abound for students, beginning at the undergraduate level through the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI). COURI’s goal is to prepare students to compete effectively for admission to the best graduate and professional programs in the world and join a 21st century workforce that is globally engaged.
A strong manufacturing and military presence, as well as a new medical school in the community, open the door for our world-class faculty and students to engage in numerous research collaborations.
Our centers and laboratories focus on a broad array of research, including drug development, Hispanic health disparities, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, space exploration, environmental studies, earthquake science, prosthetic limb development and much more.
Experience the deafening roar of a sold-out Sun Bowl Stadium or Don Haskins Center, and you’ll quickly understand why die-hard UTEP fans call themselves Miner Maniacs.
There has been much to cheer about in UTEP athletics history. The football team has played in 13 bowl games, and the men’s basketball squad has participated in 17 NCAA Tournaments and reached the postseason seven times in the last nine years. The women’s basketball team has won two Conference USA titles in the last five years and set a school record with 29 victories during the 2011-12 campaign. Overall, UTEP has won 25 NCAA titles, including 21 in cross country and track & field.
UTEP annually ranks among the Conference USA leaders in football and men’s and women’s basketball attendance. The campus is home to outstanding athletic facilities, including the 43,000-square-foot
Foster • Stevens Basketball Center, the 65,000-square-foot Larry K. Durham Sports Center and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex.
The UTEP Miners have a great future, built on the University’s legends of the past. UTEP is home to the famed Texas Western College team that made history when it won the 1966 NCAA basketball championship with the nation’s first all-black starting lineup under Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins. The story was told in the 2006 motion picture Glory Road.
In the years leading up to UTEP’s 100th birthday, The Centennial Campaign for UTEP seeks to commemorate our past and support continued success through generous donations of all types. Friends and alumni in the El Paso area and around the world can help UTEP reach its goal of $200 million by 2014. There is no better time than now to give to UTEP.
Cash gifts can be made online, by mail or by phone. Other options for giving to UTEP include gifts of securities, real estate and personal property, or deferred gifts, which can be used to benefit the University in unique ways.
For information on gift planning or to make a donation today, contact University Development
at 888-229-8837 or visit givingto.utep.edu.
Visitor parking pay lots are available at the Mike Loya Academic Services Building at the corner of Schuster Avenue and Hawthorne Street, and at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage near the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and University Avenue. These self-service visitor lots accept credit cards and cash.
Visitor parking is also available at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at University Avenue and Oregon Street. Hotel parking requires a temporary visitor permit that can be obtained at the information kiosks on University Avenue.
Some metered parking spaces are available on campus and are intended for short-term visitors. There is a one-hour time limit for parking in metered spaces. All who park in metered spaces are required to pay the meter fee — no exceptions.
Stop by the traffic control stations on University
Avenue off North Mesa Street or Sun Bowl Drive if you
need assistance or information, call UTEP Parking and Transportation Services at 915-747-5724
or visit parking.utep.edu.
The University of Texas at El Paso has been transforming the lives of young people in the Paso del Norte region for nearly a century. From the first 27 students to the 100,000th graduate and beyond, the University has opened its doors to all who have the motivation to succeed and the willingness to work hard to improve their lives and achieve their dreams.
UTEP will celebrate its first 100 years in 2014. Throughout the year, the University community will commemorate past accomplishments, showcase its present strengths, and look forward to the future. The celebration will involve students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in programs and activities that foster pride and recognition of UTEP’s role as a higher education leader in the 21st century.
In April 2013, a statewide launch of our Centennial celebration will begin in Austin with a commemoration of the 1913 legislative act that enabled the creation of the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, now UTEP. In El Paso, the Centennial celebration will begin with a 100-day countdown to 2014 that starts on Sept. 23, 2013 – the 99th anniversary of the school’s opening.
Exhibits detailing UTEP’s history and impact will go on display on campus and throughout the community and nation. New guided and self-directed tours of campus will relate never-before-told stories of campus life. The publication of a historical pamphlet, a cookbook, a graphic novel, a volume of oral history, and a new documentary will illuminate personal stories and community connections.
The routine events of university life – Commencement, Convocation, Homecoming, and Minerpalooza – will be expanded and enhanced.
Several “Centennial Surprises” are in store as well. Join the celebration and stay alert! www.utep100years.com
UTEP’s skyline got an extreme makeover during the past few years as more than $270 million in construction and renovation projects transformed the campus into what will become one of the next national research universities.
Many of the jobs have been completed, but the grand opening for others will happen this academic year. Among them is the $69.2 million Chemistry and Computer Science Building, which will help foster interdisciplinary research in chemistry, computational science and bioinformatics. It is expected to open in early 2012.
Ground also was broken in 2010 on a new $12.4 million parking garage off Schuster Avenue west of the Academic Services Building and on an $8 million Texas Department of Transportation project to improve westbound traffic flow from Interstate 10 onto campus. Both projects are expected to be finished by spring 2012.
Miner faithful are enjoying some of the new facilities on campus, including the $60 million Health Sciences and Nursing Building that features a 16,000-square-foot clinical learning center with state-of-the-art interactive patient simulators, the $32 million Student Recreation Center expansion, the $2 million pedestrian bridge across Sun Bowl Drive, and the $14.7 million UTEP-City of El Paso joint venture transit center and parking garage.
For more information about the projects,