School Highlights

Southwest University at El Paso serves 1,558 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,558 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,300
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 93%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southwest University at El Paso ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 186 teachers has grown by 144% over five years.
Southwest University at El Paso
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
186 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest University at El Paso has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Southwest University at El Paso diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,558 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,558 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
229 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,558 students
1,266 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Southwest University at El Paso and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
87%
46%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southwest University at El Paso and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
4%
12%
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% White
7%
30%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southwest University at El Paso and the percentage of White community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.24
0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Southwest University at El Paso and the community college average diversity score of TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
77%
18%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Southwest University at El Paso and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of TX by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.89%
2.44%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $14,300 is more than the state average of $14,068. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$14,300
$14,068
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Southwest University at El Paso and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
83%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southwest University at El Paso and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$18,542
$10,765
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southwest University at El Paso and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,557
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southwest University at El Paso and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwest University at El Paso cost?

Southwest University at El Paso's private state tuition is approximately $14,300.

What is Southwest University at El Paso's ranking?

Southwest University at El Paso ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Average community college minority breakdown, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,558 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,300
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 93%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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El Paso County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in El Paso County, TX is Vista College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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