Public University

22,582 students

The University of Texas at El Paso, a public university located in El Paso, has 22,582 students enrolled. 5,697 prospective students applied in 2011. 5,634 (99 percent) of those students were admitted and 2,955 (53 percent) enrolled in classes. It cost $7,065 in 2011 for in-state students, compared to $16,525 for out-of-state students.

For students admitted in 2011, SAT scores ranged from 390 to 510 on critical reading and 420 to 530 on math.

The University of Texas at El Paso is represented by Congressional District 16, Marisa Márquez in Texas House District 77, and José R. Rodríguez in Texas Senate District 29

500 West University Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79968
(915) 747-5000

Admissions

Number of students who applied, were admitted and enrolled
Year Applicants Admitted Enrolled
1998 3,290 2,579 (78.4%) 1,859 (72.1%)
1999 3,697 2,843 (76.9%) 2,067 (72.7%)
2000 3,376 3,199 (94.8%) 2,238 (70.0%)
2001 3,565 3,354 (94.1%) 2,330 (69.5%)
2002 3,993 3,750 (93.9%) 2,473 (66.0%)
2003 4,198 4,100 (97.7%) 2,594 (63.3%)
2004 4,152 4,060 (97.8%) 2,363 (58.2%)
2005 4,319 4,265 (98.8%) 2,604 (61.1%)
2006 5,837 5,726 (98.1%) 2,706 (47.3%)
2007 5,144 4,880 (94.9%) 2,346 (48.1%)
2008 5,546 5,467 (98.6%) 2,597 (47.5%)
2009 5,809 5,714 (98.4%) 2,539 (44.4%)
2010 5,229 5,062 (96.8%) 2,736 (54.0%)
2011 5,697 5,634 (98.9%) 2,955 (52.5%)
19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Applicants 3,2903,6973,3763,5653,9934,1984,1524,3195,8375,1445,5465,8095,2295,697
Admitted
(% of Applicants)
2,579 (78.4%)2,843 (76.9%)3,199 (94.8%)3,354 (94.1%)3,750 (93.9%)4,100 (97.7%)4,060 (97.8%)4,265 (98.8%)5,726 (98.1%)4,880 (94.9%)5,467 (98.6%)5,714 (98.4%)5,062 (96.8%)5,634 (98.9%)
Enrolled
(% of Admitted)
1,859 (72.1%)2,067 (72.7%)2,238 (70.0%)2,330 (69.5%)2,473 (66.0%)2,594 (63.3%)2,363 (58.2%)2,604 (61.1%)2,706 (47.3%)2,346 (48.1%)2,597 (47.5%)2,539 (44.4%)2,736 (54.0%)2,955 (52.5%)
Applicants, admitted and enrolled students by year

Students

Test Scores

Average SAT scores by section for enrolling students (writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)
Year Scores (25th percentile - 75th percentile)
Critical Reading Math Writing
Fall 2007 380 - 500 400 - 520 N/A
Fall 2008 390 - 510 410 - 530 N/A
Fall 2009 390 - 500 400 - 520 N/A
Fall 2010 390 - 500 410 - 520 N/A
Fall 2011 390 - 510 420 - 530 N/A
20072008200920102011
Critical Reading 390 - 510390 - 500390 - 500390 - 510380 - 500
Math 410 - 530400 - 520410 - 520420 - 530400 - 520
Writing N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Critical reading, math and writing SAT scores of the 25th–75th percentile by year
(writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)

Sections

Enrollment

Number of students enrolled
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Total 16,99917,18816,27515,38615,17614,67714,69515,22416,22017,23218,54218,91819,25719,84220,15520,45820,97722,05122,582

Demographics

Percent of student body by ethnicity
(Reporting criteria changed over reporting period. Specifically, prior to 2011, Pacific Islander was bundled with Asian; Multiracial was introduced in 2010; and Unknown was introduced in 2010.)
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
White 25.0%23.3%21.8%20.2%18.9%17.6%16.6%14.8%14.0%12.7%12.8%12.3%11.8%11.0%10.5%10.1%10.4%10.0%9.3%
Black 2.7%2.8%2.8%2.9%2.7%2.5%2.3%2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%2.5%2.8%2.7%2.8%3.0%2.8%2.7%
Hispanic 62.1%62.7%64.4%65.1%66.1%67.4%68.2%69.5%69.3%71.1%71.0%71.7%72.4%72.8%73.6%75.1%76.1%76.2%77.5%
Asian 1.3%1.5%1.5%1.5%1.6%1.4%1.5%1.4%1.3%1.3%1.2%1.2%1.2%1.2%1.1%1.2%1.3%1.2%1.1%
Pacific Islander ******************0.1%
Native 0.3%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.2%0.3%0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.3%0.3%
Multiracial *****************0.1%0.3%
International 8.5%9.3%9.2%9.9%10.4%10.8%11.0%11.6%12.7%12.3%12.2%11.7%11.1%11.1%11.4%10.2%8.7%8.4%7.4%
Unknown ***********0.5%0.7%1.0%0.5%0.4%0.3%1.0%1.3%
Student body breakdown by ethnicity and total enrollment

Race / Ethnicity

Price Trends

Average total cost for in-state and out-of-state students by year
Year In-State Costs Out-Of-State Costs Books & Supplies Room & Board
2000 $2,541 $7,917 $546 $5,165
2001 $2,556 $7,660 $700 $4,120
2002 $2,796 $8,068 $842 $4,120
2003 $2,964 $8,668 $892 $2,865
2004 $3,806 $10,098 $840 $4,095
2005 $4,000 $10,674 $890 $3,942
2006 $4,302 $10,952 $890 $4,185
2007 $5,610 $13,988 $890 $4,185
2008 $6,121 $14,621 $890 $4,185
2009 $6,223 $14,583 $1,064 $8,344
2010 $6,731 $16,101 $1,092 $8,425
2011 $7,065 $16,525 $1,132 $8,692
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
In-State Tuition $2,541 $2,556 $2,796 $2,964 $3,806 $4,000 $4,302 $5,610 $6,121 $6,223 $6,731 $7,065
Out-Of-State Tuition $7,917 $7,660 $8,068 $8,668 $10,098 $10,674 $10,952 $13,988 $14,621 $14,583 $16,101 $16,525
Books & Supplies $546 $700 $842 $892 $840 $890 $890 $890 $890 $1,064 $1,092 $1,132
Room & Board $5,165 $4,120 $4,120 $2,865 $4,095 $3,942 $4,185 $4,185 $4,185 $8,344 $8,425 $8,692
Total costs for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Total Costs

Tuition and Fees for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Tuition

Graduation Rates

Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years
Graduation Rates (Bachelor's Degree)
Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
FY 1999 2.60% 13.70% 26.40%
FY 2000 2.90% 15.10% 24.70%
FY 2001 2.70% 15.20% 28.50%
FY 2002 4.10% 14.50% 27.00%
FY 2003 4.90% 16.70% 28.40%
FY 2004 4.40% 19.20% 29.70%
FY 2005 4.60% 18.40% 31.60%
FY 2006 4.80% 19.90% 31.50%
FY 2007 5.30% 18.50% 31.90%
FY 2008 8.00% 21.90% 33.80%
FY 2009 10.00% 24.20% 35.00%
FY 2010 11.50% 26.80% 37.40%
2011 None% None% 38.40%
1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
4-Year 2.60%2.90%2.70%4.10%4.90%4.40%4.60%4.80%5.30%8.00%10.00%11.50%N/A
5-Year 13.70%15.10%15.20%14.50%16.70%19.20%18.40%19.90%18.50%21.90%24.20%26.80%N/A
6-Year 26.40%24.70%28.50%27.00%28.40%29.70%31.60%31.50%31.90%33.80%35.00%37.40%38.40%
Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years

Graduations