About Us

Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso. Now in its second century of service to the people of the Paso de Norte region, UTEP has reaffirmed its commitment to an access and excellence mission and redefined public higher education not only in Texas, but across the nation.


The University’s extraordinary success is validated by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2015 ranking of UTEP as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the third consecutive year, alongside Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington, to name a few. UTEP was ranked #1 for the fourth year in a row among all U.S. universities in the social mobility category for its success in helping students achieve the American Dream.


Since opening its doors as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1914, UTEP’s geographic location along the U.S.-Mexico border has enabled generations of students to pursue their goals through higher education in one of the largest binational communities in the world.


Over the past century, the University’s enrollment has grown from 27 mining students to nearly 23,400 undergraduate and graduate students, and that number continues to increase each year. UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to student success.With close to $80 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. The University’s outstanding record of receiving extremely competitive grant awards reflects the quality of UTEP’s faculty and their sustained commitment to excellence, while also maintaining an academic environment dedicated to addressing the educational needs of students – many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.



The Office of Professional & Public Programs



The Office of Professional and Public Programs (P3) is a unique learning agent within The University of Texas at El Paso. Its mission is to provide high quality continuing education. This includes non-traditional academic and lifelong learning opportunities for professional development, personal enrichment, and academic growth. It fosters and supports the larger University mission to serve as a gateway to an improved quality of life for people of the Paso del Norte Region.



Professional and Public Programs will be the premier provider of comprehensive, quality, educational, professional and personal enrichment programs in collaboration with UTEP departments and external organizations 


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