Since its founding in 1914, the University of Texas at El Paso has been a leader in higher education.
In 1966, UTEP – then named Texas Western College – changed the face of collegiate athletics.
An upstart squad of five African-American players beat Kentucky to win the NCAA basketball championship, breaking color barriers in college sports.
Today, UTEP is changing the f ace of higher education.
UTEP is the only major research university in the country whose students are predominantly Mexican-American. As Hispanics become the largest minority group, the university is winning national recognition for its innovative teaching methods and programs designed to help students succeed.
Click on the links at left to find out more about UTEP’s exciting educational mission, and how our strategic planning will continue to position us as leaders in changing the face of higher education.
In 1914, we were El Paso’s future. We still are. Now we’re the future of Texas and the nation, too.