Southwest University at El Paso

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School Highlights
  • Southwest University at El Paso serves 1,337 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Southwest University at El Paso is one of 8 community colleges within El Paso County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Vista College (0.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Southwest University at El Paso(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty76 staff76 staff
Southwest University at El Paso Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,337 has grown by 65% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,337 students3,921 students
Southwest University at El Paso Total Enrollment (2009-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:135:1
Southwest University at El Paso Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,337 students1,055 students
Southwest University at El Paso Full-Time Students (2009-2016)
Southwest University at El Paso Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
93%
37%
Southwest University at El Paso Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
2%
13%
Southwest University at El Paso Black (2009-2016)
% White
4%
39%
Southwest University at El Paso White (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Southwest University at El Paso Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.130.69
Southwest University at El Paso Diversity Score (2009-2016)
College Completion Rate
77%
21%
Southwest University at El Paso Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2009-2012)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,300 is more than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,300$13,730
Southwest University at El Paso In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%83%
Southwest University at El Paso % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2009-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
Southwest University at El Paso Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,440$5,250
Southwest University at El Paso Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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