Graduates earn 641 degrees, certificates from Southwest University at El Paso


About 81.9 percent of the 641 degrees and certificates handed out by Southwest University at El Paso in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private for-profit institution in Paso conferred 462 associate's degrees and 37 certificates in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in clinical/medical laboratory assistant. Data shows the school gave out 269 associate's degrees in clinical/medical laboratory assistant, followed by 69 associate's degrees in medical insurance coding specialist/coder and 46 associate's degrees in clinical/medical laboratory technician.

The university enrolled 1,527 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
-
269
-
269
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
69
-
69
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
-
46
-
46
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
-
44
-
44
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
-
37
37
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
23
-
-
23
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
-
16
-
16
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
-
13
-
13
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
-
5
-
5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
3
-
-
3
Health Professions and Related Programs total
26
462
37
525
81.9
Business Administration and Management, General
37
-
-
37
Accounting and Business/Management
-
32
-
32
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
37
32
-
69
10.8
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
-
27
-
27
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
20
-
20
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
47
-
47
7.3

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