The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is a public, coeducational university located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. It was established in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. UTEP is a member of the University of Texas System and the largest university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student population. UTEP is subdivided into several colleges::
The athletic teams of UTEP are nicknamed the Miners. Their official mascot is called the Paydirt Pete.
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The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is located in El Paso, Texas, one of the largest binational communities in the world. UTEP is a public institution in the University of Texas System.
UTEP is home to a majority Hispanic population of students, many of whom are among the first in their families to attend college.
The University prides itself on the multi-cultural setting, and its long history of fostering diversity these characteristics make the campus of more than 21,000 students one of the most friendly and welcoming university settings anywhere.
Since its beginnings, UTEP has been committed to providing both access and excellence to those seeking a higher education. Today, the University offers more than 80 bachelor's, 85 master's and 16 doctoral degrees, with others in development.
With more than $50 million in annual research spending, UTEP is dedicated to becoming one of Texas' next Tier One research universities. It is a designation that will boost the region's economy and quality of life, while offering a wealth of research opportunities for students, both undergraduate and graduate. To this end, the campus is transforming as UTEP makes unprecedented investments in its research and academic infrastructure.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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