Southwest University at El Paso

1414 Geronimo
El Paso, TX 79925
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

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 71%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 1,558 students
  • In-state tuition: $14,300
  • Out-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 stayed relatively flat 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
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
186 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest University at El Paso has grown by 7% 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 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,558 students
4,669 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,558 students
1,310 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
3,359 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
229 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,558 students
1,289 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,151 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
50 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
87%
46%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
7%
29%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.69
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
77%
18%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.89%
2.44%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $14,300 is more than the state average of $4,390. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,300 is more than the state average of $6,601. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$14,300
$4,390
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,300
$6,601
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,542
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,557
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
78%
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 tuition is approximately $14,300 for In-State students and $14,300 for Out-State students.
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 (2024)

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

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Did You Know?

El Paso County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.36, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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