Odessa College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,632
21.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,317
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,828
32.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.9%
123 Graduates

About

Odessa College is a higher education institution located in Ector County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Odessa College were .

In 2019, 1,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Odessa College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (952 degrees), 2.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (382 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,632, which is $−6,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,632, which is $−6,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,317.

In 2019, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,632
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Odessa College was $1,632. The cost of tuition at Odessa College is $−6,192 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,317
2019 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Odessa College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,317. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Odessa College grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,274
Room and Board
$1,303
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Odessa College was of $8,274 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,303. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Odessa College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2018, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
21.5%
2017 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Odessa College was 21.5%, which represents 47 out of the 219 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Odessa College has a total enrollment of 6,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,595. This means that 32.7% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Odessa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.5% Hispanic or Latino, 25.7% White, 4.99% Black or African American, 1.16% Asian, 0.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Odessa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (44.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.9%) and White Female (16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Odessa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,233 and the part-time enrollment is 4,595. This means that 32.7% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2019 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Odessa College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,469
  2. White
    1,753
  3. Black or African American
    341

The enrolled student population at Odessa College is 65.5% Hispanic or Latino, 25.7% White, 4.99% Black or African American, 1.16% Asian, 0.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% 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, 102 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 384 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 (952 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (382 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Odessa College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (165 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (99 degrees).

Workforce

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 (135,784 people), Other managers (87,285 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (69,631 people), Software developers (39,683 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,540 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Mechanical Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (99 degrees), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), and Protective Services (104 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Mechanical Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (99 degrees), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), and Protective Services (104 degrees).

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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 (330,950 people), Elementary & secondary schools (160,104 people), Computer Systems Design (65,944 people), Construction (64,600 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Mechanical Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (99 degrees), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), and Protective Services (104 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Odessa College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

556
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
940
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 556 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College, which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (940).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College in General Electrical Equipment Installation & Repair, which is 7.79 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 220 degrees were awarded to women at Odessa College in General Studies, which is 2.62 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Odessa College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Odessa College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.813% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    952 degrees awarded
  2. White
    382 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Odessa College is hispanic or latino (952 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (382 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    603 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    349 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    230 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Odessa College is hispanic or latino female (603 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (349 degrees).

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Operations

Odessa College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $873k (8.1%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Odessa College had a total salary expenditure of $58.7M. Odessa College employs 53 Instructors, 44 Associate professors, and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Odessa College are Female Instructors (33), Male Associate professors(23), and Female Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 62 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.8M
2019 Endowment
5.64%
decline from 2018

Odessa College has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Odessa College declined 5.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.48M 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. $961k - Federal
  2. $333k - State
  3. $4.93M - Local

As of 2019, Odessa College received $961k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $333k from state grants and contracts, and $4.93M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.8M
2019 Salaries
9.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Odessa College paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($58.7M) and a 9.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.736% growth from 2017 and a 3.64% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.35M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2019, Odessa College paid a total of $8.35M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Odessa College were Instructor with 53 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 62 employees; Management with 43 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Odessa College was Female Instructor with 33 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Odessa College.

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