The University of Texas at EL Paso (UTEP)
is the second oldest academic component of the University of Texas System. It is
set amidst the rugged foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the U.S. - Mexico border
in the world's largest bi-national, metropolitan area. UTEP is uniquely poised,
geographically, academically and culturally, to play a significant role in the
UTEP continues to gain momentum in providing
a quality, affordable education to a growing number of students who turn to UTEP to
better their lives and their communities. The Spring 2009 semester continues an upward
trend in attracting and retaining students at UTEP, with a record spring enrollment of
19,156- an increase of nearlt 2% over 2008.
UTEP, the second largest Hispanic majority
University in the United States, was one of only six institutions in the nation
recognized as a Model Institution for Excellence (MIE) by the National Science
Foundation in 1995. MIE is a ground breaking program to support colleges and
universities that will serve as model for improving the quantity and quality of
science, engineering and mathematics graduates, enhancing diversity in those
UTEP is meeting the needs of businesses
by preparing the next generation of professionals and leaders from this region.
UTEP graduates are eagerly recruited by some of the nation's top corporation,
including Delphi, Boeing, Ernst and Young, EDS, Nortel, Raytheon, Columbia Healthcare,
Tenet Healthcare, and numerous federal agencies including the FBI and NASA.
The University of Texas System designated
UTEP for a location of the Institute for Manufacturing and Materials Management and
the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center. The Center for Electronic Manufacturing
provides specific input in all aspects of electronic manufacturing.
Today the highly regarded College of
Engineering offers a variety of Pre-College activities (the ExiTES program which
is supported by NASA), the National Engineers Week, the Freshman Summer program,
undergraduates and graduate research opportunities as well as internships and
cooperative education programs.
UTEP's scope and importance have continued
to grow. Recently, the College of Business received full accreditation for its
undergraduate and graduate business and accounting programs, sharing this distinction
with fewer than 50 of the 1,300 business schools in the country.
UTEP offers 70 bachelor's and 62 masters
degrees as well as 14 doctoral degrees in:
- Geological Science
- Computer Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Environment Science and Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
- International Business
- Education Leadership & Administration
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Rhetoric & Composition
Enrollment at the doctoral level- a 13%
increase over last spring- is indicative of the progress UTEP has made in developing relevant Ph. D.
programs that provide students opportunities to advance in their careers and at the same time provide
the local, regional and national workforce with highly qualified professionals.
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