The University of Texas at El Paso
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students25,078|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||8|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||920 to 1130|
|ACT||16 to 22|
|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.
|In District Students||$198/credit|
|In State Students||$198/credit|
|Out of State Students||$656/credit|
|In District Students||$259/credit|
|In State Students||$259/credit|
|Out of State Students||$720/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$483|
|State Grant & Scholarships||53%||$4,979|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||27%||$2,416|
|Federal Student Loans||34%||$4,380|
$6,785Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.