National recognition for its innovative and affordable high-quality academic programs has helped The University of Texas at El Paso  achieve a record-high enrollment this fall with 23,003 students.
In a statement released by the university, UTEP President Diana Natalicio said, “We are delighted that more and more students are choosing UTEP. While many universities are experiencing declining enrollments, UTEP’s enrollment growth demonstrates that we are fulfilling our commitment to provide students with affordable access to excellent academic programs. UTEP’s #7 overall ranking by Washington Monthly magazine and our #1 ranking as best in the nation for fostering student social mobility validate UTEP as an outstanding choice.”
UTEP officials said the growth in student enrollment is a result of years of outreach within neighboring school districts and positive national publicity during the past few years that trumpet the University’s successful and innovative programs.
The number of new undergraduate students, including first-time and transfer students, jumped to 4,817 from 4,526, a 6.4 percent increase. There was a 4 percent growth in the freshman class to 4,713 from 4,534 last year.