El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College or EPCC is a community college district headquartered in El Paso, Texas. It was founded in 1969. EPCC offers many degrees and programs in several fields of study. The college operates several campuses and centers in addition to the courses offered at nearby Fort Bliss. They are:

  • Mission del Paso Campus
  • Northwest Campus
  • Rio Grande Campus
  • Transmountain Campus
  • Valle Verde Campus, the main Campus
  • Career Training Center
  • Occupational Opportunity Center for the Homeless
  • One Stop Business Resource Center of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce

Radio EPCC is the student-run online radio station of El Paso Community College. "El Conquistador" is the acclaimed student-run newspaper. The sports teams of EPCC are nicknamed Tejanos.

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El Paso Community College
919 Hunter Drive
El Paso , TX 79915-1908
General Phone: (915) 831-2000

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El Paso Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,144sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management255business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, international business, fashion merchandising
Security and Law Enforcement181corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine179EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology145dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, ...
Family and Social Work79adult development and aging, child development, child care management, social work
Mechanics and Repair72electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Construction Trades44electrician
Office and Administration41administrative assistant, office data entry
Education and Teaching40middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Therapy and Counseling39physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, community health services
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science, computer programming, system administration, network management, computer services management
Beauty and Cosmetology27cosmetology
Engineering Technician21environmental engineering tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Design20fashion design, interior design
Law20legal assistant, court reporting
Photography and Commercial Art19commercial art, cinematography
Media17communication studies
Production Trades14machinist
Cooking and Culinary Arts10chef training, institutional food workers
Medical Administration10medical records tech, medical transcription
Hospitality9hotel management, travel services
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietetic technician
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for El Paso Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,98365
Award of less than 1 academic year33149
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11912

El Paso Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, El Paso Community College had a total enrollment of 25,023 students (14,290 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 2%
Hispanic 85%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico2%
(International Students)1%

El Paso Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 49 %

El Paso Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of El Paso, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

El Paso Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,452
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,997
Books and supplies $ 725

Financial Aid:
El Paso Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1038700)

El Paso Community College Faculty

El Paso Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4258
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2835

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year83$63,77779$59,115
Associate professoracademic year36$46,05138$45,832
Assistant professoracademic year40$42,55355$42,762
Instructoracademic year10$46,15313$49,133
Lectureracademic year12$36,34219$38,214
No academic rankacademic year6$27,7393$23,221
All faculty totalacademic year187$51,965207$49,266

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

El Paso Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01616

El Paso Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Institutional Food Workers

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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