The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX 79968

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP
  4. RN to BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 343
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 25
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 94
Nursing Education Master's degree 28
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 10
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso Community College - Meep
4.32 miles away
Vista College
5.48 miles away
El Paso Community College At Mission Del Paso
15.64 miles away
Dona Ana Community College
37.7 miles away
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
38.08 miles away
Vista College
41.21 miles away
Western New Mexico University
125 miles away
Sul Ross State University
194.67 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading400 to 510
SAT: Math420 to 520
ACT Composite17 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,037
30k to 48k$6,181
48k to 75k$9,921
75k to 110k$14,966
Over 110k$15,236
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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
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

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