Year of foundation: 1914
Approx. number of students: 23,000
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MCI partner since: 2017
El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. The city is situated in the far western corner of the state of Texas.
The city is the headquarters of one Fortune 500 and three publicly traded companies, as well as home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in West Texas and southern New Mexico, and the University of Texas at El Paso, the city's primary university. The city hosts the annual Sun Bowl college football post-season game, the second oldest bowl game in the country.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a public research university in El Paso, Texas, United States. The school was founded in 1914 as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy and a practice mineshaft survives on the mountainous desert campus. Following a reorganization of the University of Texas in 1920, the school was renamed the College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas. It became Texas Western College of the University of Texas in 1949, and The University of Texas at El Paso in 1967. UTEP is part of the University of Texas System.
UTEP is the second-largest university in the U.S. to have a majority Mexican American student population (about 80%). The campus features a collection of buildings in the Dzong architectural style. It is located on hillsides overlooking the Rio Grande, with Ciudad Juárez in view across the Mexico-United States border.