Connect to Success
You don’t have to choose between flexibility, affordability and quality. Welcome to The University of Texas at El Paso’s suite of fully online programs — UTEP Connect.
Why UTEP Connect?
UTEP’s online programs give you the accessibility and convenience you need at an affordable price. Out of all U.S. research institutions, UTEP offers one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million in financial aid is awarded annually and 69% of undergraduate students receive aid.
Quality is also a strength at UTEP. It is one of 131 U.S. institutions to receive the Carnegie Classification for R1 (top-tier doctoral university with very high research activity), putting UTEP in the top 4.5% of universities in the country. And it is one of only 17 R1 institutions that are also Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). UTEP has a Hispanic enrollment of 83%, which nearly doubles the average for all institutions.
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Explore Online Programs
Get started on or complete an affordable online degree to get you where you need to be.
Start a high-quality online graduate degree to advance toward your long-term career goals.
Earn an online graduate certificate and become a more in-demand job candidate in your field.
#1 University in El Paso
Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).
Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso
Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).
The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.
Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country
Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.
Low Out-of-Pocket Costs
Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.
Whether you’re back to finish what you started or earn an additional credential — a bachelor’s, master’s or a certificate program — we understand that you might need to pause your education for various reasons. That’s why we’re here to welcome you with unique support services to help you transition seamlessly. And, of course, flexible, affordable program options.
Coming from another institution to UTEP is a simple process. Your enrollment counselor will work with you to create a plan for success. In a relatively short amount of time, you’ll be ready to achieve your goals in a convenient online program.
There’s no question that you can maximize your return on investment (ROI) by working as you go to school. That’s why we’ve developed online degrees and certificates that you can complete alongside your professional and personal schedule. You get the same high-quality education as our face-to-face programs.
Military & Veterans
UTEP is a military-friendly school. Our Military Student Success Center (MSSC) helps personnel in any branch of the service reach their educational goals. And it serves the military-affiliated community of El Paso and Fort Bliss. We thank you for your service and we’d be honored to connect you to the resources you need to succeed.