Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UTEP are mostly Hispanic with a small White population. The school has very low racial diversity. 93% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The University of Texas at El Paso has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of The University of Texas at El Paso students
Race Percent of Students
White 7%
Black 3%
Hispanic 83%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 18% more female students than male students enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UTEP has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Texas at El Paso students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Texas at El Paso students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,546
Women 13,605

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UTEP serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Texas at El Paso students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,777 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
25,151
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.4%
Part time Undergrads 34.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228796 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at El Paso.

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