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About 鶹

The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, 84% of our 24,000 students are Hispanic, and more than half are the first in their families to go to college. 鶹 offers 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top-tier research university in America.



Become a Miner

170 degree programs and world-class faculty means 鶹 has a major for you! Students learn and engage in the classroom, outside 鶹, and around the world. Whatever your interest or passion, we can help you get where you want to go.

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Explore 鶹

Take a closer look at our unique, Bhutanese-inspired facilities. The 420-acre campus is bustling with growth, including the construction of a new Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Center, a new classroom building, and the recently completed Interdisciplinary Research Building.

History and Traditions

The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now The University of Texas at El Paso, opened its doors Sept. 23, 1914, with buildings located on present-day Fort Bliss. A fire destroyed the campus in 1916 and the University moved to its current location.

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By the Numbers


Degree Programs




Percentage of Hispanic students

$146 Million

Annual research expenditures

1 Million +

Hours of community service annually contributed by students

$1.4 Billion

鶹’s contribution to the El Paso County economy annually

Mining Minds

Mining Minds

“Mining Minds” is a steel sculpture installed in 2010 to enhance The University of Texas at El Paso campus and celebrate our mining heritage through the iconic pickaxe head. At night, lights illuminate the structure, while LEDs emanate from the perforated ones and zeroes at each end of the pick.

On special occasions, including historic dates, major annual milestones and to celebrate special accomplishments, the pick is illuminated in blue and orange.

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