Southwest University at El Paso

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 to Southwest University at El Paso is Vista College (0.1 miles away).

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Southwest University at El Paso places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southwest University at El Paso 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,337 students1,055 students
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% Hispanic
93%
37%
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% Black
2%
13%
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% White
4%
39%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.130.69
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College Completion Rate
77%
22%
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,439$5,015
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 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Southwest University at El Paso is Vista College (0.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
El Paso community colleges have a diversity score of 0.28, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in El Paso is Vista College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.