Odessa College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,848
6.94% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,899
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,995
33% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
23.5%
133 Graduates

About

Odessa College is a higher education institution located in Ector County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Odessa College were General Studies (446 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (132 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (79 degrees).

In 2022, 1,781 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Odessa College. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,225 degrees), 3.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (363 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,848, which is $−6,264 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,848, which is $−6,264 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,899.

In 2022, 34% of undergraduate students attending Odessa College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,848
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Odessa College was $1,848. The cost of tuition at Odessa College is $−6,264 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,899
2022 Value
32.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Odessa College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,899. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Odessa College grew by 32.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,723
Room and Board
$522
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Odessa College was of $8,723 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.316% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $522. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Odessa College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.86% with respect to 2021, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.53%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Odessa College was 5.53%, which represents 11 out of the 199 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Odessa College had a total enrollment of 7,995 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,635 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,360. This means that 33% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Odessa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 5.13% Black or African American, 1.19% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Odessa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (41.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.4%) and White Female (14.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Odessa College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,995 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,635 and the part-time enrollment is 5,360. This means that 33% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Odessa College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Odessa College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,304 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,685 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    410 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Odessa College is 66.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 5.13% Black or African American, 1.19% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 447 students (5.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 545 more women than men received degrees from Odessa College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Odessa College is hispanic or latino (1,225 degrees awarded). There were 3.37 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (363 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Odessa College is General Studies (446 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (132 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (79 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Odessa College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Precision Production (66 degrees), and Protective Services (130 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Odessa College are Police officers (133,754 people), Other managers (93,978 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,952 people), Software developers (41,891 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Precision Production (66 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (446 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Odessa College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Mechanical Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Precision Production (66 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (446 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Odessa College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,130 people), Elementary & secondary schools (173,316 people), Computer Systems Design (76,925 people), Construction (69,069 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Mechanical Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Precision Production (66 degrees), Protective Services (130 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (446 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Odessa College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 446 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Odessa College was General Studies with 446 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

618
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 618 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College in General Studies, which is 0.352 times less than the 330 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 330 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College in General Studies, which is 2.84 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Odessa College is Male and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.5% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,225 degrees awarded
  2. White
    363 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Odessa College is hispanic or latino (1,225 degrees awarded). There were 3.37 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (363 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    779 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    446 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Odessa College is hispanic or latino female (779 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (446 degrees).

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Operations

Odessa College has an endowment valued at nearly $22.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Odessa College had a total salary expenditure of 67.1M. Odessa College employs 74 Instructors, 37 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at Odessa College are Male Instructor (40), Female Instructor (34), and Male Associate professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 81 employees, Management, with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

Endowment

$22.1M
2022 Endowment
44.3%
growth from 2021

Odessa College has an endowment valued at about $22.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Odessa College grew 44.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.9M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.67M - Federal
  2. $155k - State
  3. $302k - Local

As of 2022, Odessa College received $3.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $155k from state grants and contracts, and $302k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.6M
2022 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Odessa College paid a median of $26.6M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($67.1M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.63M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2022, Odessa College paid a total of $7.63M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Odessa College were Instructor with 74 employees, Associate professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees, Management with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Odessa College was Male Instructor with 40 employees, Female Instructor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

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