This month the Brookings Institution published a report that compared America’s public universities and ranked them after considering access to the universities considering social mobility (enrollment by students from lower income families) and research dollars administered by the university.
We are proud to write that the report placed our own University of Texas at El Paso at the top of their list, number one.
The authors wrote that the combination of mobility and research funding is commonly used to justify public (taxpayer) investment in universities.
It seems that the people at UTEP have quietly made the school the best achiever in terms of using public money to help lower income students. The report went so far as to say that UTEP contributes the most to mobility.
The result for our students is that they have more access to working with an actual research project and thus learning practical things than at any other university in the country.
While attracting lower income students may not be unnatural here, what is impressive are the results produced by the research people at UTEP in bringing projects to the students.
Take the time to congratulate someone from UTEP.
This is better.