The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX 79968
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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a public university in El Paso, established in 1914. It is part of the University of Texas System along with nine other campuses. The university started as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy before expanding their offerings to include 71 undergraduate programs and 76 master’s programs. UTEP is a major research university. In fact, they ranked second in the nation for federal research spending among University of Texas academic institutions. UTEP also houses the Sun Bowl Stadium, which is used for the annual Sun Bowl college football competition.

The nursing program was established in 1970. Several programs are offered at the university, including BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP. These options are all accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program includes two years of general studies followed by two years of nursing courses and clinical training at various partner sites. The university also has their own state-of-the-art simulation lab. For registered nurses who have diplomas or associate’s degrees, an online RN to BSN program is offered. This program is offered entirely online and may be completed in just 2.5 semesters.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students25,078
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 63 247
Master's degree 3 32
Post-master's certificate 0 7
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1936 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/01/1993 - 10/26/2004
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1130
ACT16 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$198/credit
In State Students$198/credit
Out of State Students$656/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$259/credit
In State Students$259/credit
Out of State Students$720/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,910 $8,910 $29,520
ADN 70 $13,860 $13,860 $45,920
BSN 125 $24,750 $24,750 $82,000
FNP 50 $12,950 $12,950 $36,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of The University of Texas at El Paso's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,983
Other Federal Grant 9% $483
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $4,979
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 27% $2,416
Federal Student Loans 34% $4,380
Private Loans 1% $5,652


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,850
$30,001 to $48,000$6,991
$48,001 to $75,000$10,770
$75,001 to $110,000$15,341
Over $110,000$16,019

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

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