Higher education reporter for El Paso Matters, in partnership with Open Campus.
El Paso higher education institutions will start spring semester as planned, despite COVID-19 increase
The Texas Faculty Association urged the delay of in-person learning. Leaders said they would be closely monitoring data but were moving ahead.
January 7, 2022
Among the moments that made them proud: The first in-person commencement in two years and when a first-year dental student repaired their president's tooth.
January 3, 2022
A revised approach includes goals for older adults to gain new skills and will count more short-term credentials toward state targets.
December 17, 2021
University of Texas at El Paso has most Hispanic tenured faculty among research universities nationally
Only 6 percent of tenured faculty in the United States are Hispanic. At UTEP, 30% are. Here's why that matters.
November 22, 2021
The suspension of programs in recent years means that students have lost educational and personal growth opportunities. And professors have faced obstacles to conducting necessary research.
November 9, 2021
Concerns about COVID, economic uncertainties, and family and medical issues were reasons officials cited for the drops.
October 22, 2021
El Paso universities set to receive millions from Texas Legislature for campus construction projects
The bill passed this week provides $3.3 billion to fund capital projects at several public universities and colleges, including the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
October 20, 2021
Professors, students, and community members that include the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo have been working for the past two years to get the university's acknowledgement.
October 11, 2021
Half of El Paso Community College's students are parents. The college is working to assist more of them by building family-friendly spaces at all of its campuses.
September 29, 2021
Enrollment for this fall dropped 6% compared with last year. That follows a 10% decrease in enrollment from fall 2019 to the fall of 2020.
September 17, 2021