West Texas A & M University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,372
2.59% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,001
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.6%
4,695 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,242
64% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45%
587 Graduates

About

West Texas A & M University is a higher education institution located in Randall County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at West Texas A & M University were General Business Administration & Management (254 degrees awarded), General Finance (75 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (55 degrees).

In 2022, 2,402 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A & M University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,418 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (654 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $6,372, which is $−17,624 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $6,372, which is $−17,624 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,001.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending West Texas A & M University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,372
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University was $6,372. The cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University is $−17,624 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,001
2022 Value
23.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Texas A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,001. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Texas A & M University grew by 23.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,766
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Texas A & M University was of $8,766 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.04% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at West Texas A & M University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.64% with respect to 2021, when 81% 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.
2.3%
2019 Default Rate
54
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Texas A & M University was 2.3%, which represents 54 out of the 2343 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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Admissions

West Texas A & M University received 4,695 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 18.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,695 applicants, 4,302 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.6% acceptance rate.

There were 9,242 students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in 2022. 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Texas A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,302
Accepted Out of 4,695

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Texas A & M University was 91.6% (4,302 admissions from 4,695 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 18.2%, while admissions declined by −22.8%..

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage (2022)
539
Scores Submitted (2022)

42% of enrolled first-time students at West Texas A & M University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Texas A & M University had a total enrollment of 9,242 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 5,914 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,328. This means that 64% of students enrolled at West Texas A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Texas A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.8% White, 29.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.04% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.6%) and White Male (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Texas A & M University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,242 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 5,914 and the part-time enrollment is 3,328. This means that 64% of students enrolled at West Texas A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 West Texas A & M University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), West Texas A & M University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,973 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,765 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    466 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Texas A & M University is 53.8% White, 29.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.04% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 295 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 586 more women than men received degrees from West Texas A & M University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Texas A & M University is white (1,418 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (654 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at West Texas A & M University is General Business Administration & Management (254 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (75 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (55 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Texas A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees awarded), Business (727 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 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 West Texas A & M University are Accountants & auditors (1,041,047 people), Other managers (774,911 people), Financial managers (501,660 people), Chief executives & legislators (389,949 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (280,439 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees awarded), Business (727 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 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 West Texas A & M University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees awarded), Business (727 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Elementary & secondary schools (735,881 people), Computer Systems Design (545,619 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (523,252 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (505,434 people), and Banking & related activities (499,696 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees awarded), Business (727 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 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 West Texas A & M University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Texas A & M University was General Studies with 173 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

908
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,494
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 908 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,494).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 170 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.965 times less than the 170 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from West Texas A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Texas A & M University is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.36% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,418 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    654 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Texas A & M University is white (1,418 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (654 degrees).

0.999% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    901 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    517 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    403 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Texas A & M University is white female (901 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (517 degrees).

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Operations

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $111M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−28.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, West Texas A & M University had a total salary expenditure of 214M. West Texas A & M University employs 105 Assistant professors, 89 Instructors and 84 Associate professors. Most academics at West Texas A & M University are Female Instructor (61), Male Assistant professor (57), and Male Associate professor (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University are: Management, with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

Endowment

$111M
2022 Endowment
8.3%
decline from 2021

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at about $111M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of West Texas A & M University declined 8.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $64.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.08M - Federal
  2. $7.55M - State
  3. $2.84M - Local

As of 2022, West Texas A & M University received $5.08M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.55M from state grants and contracts, and $2.84M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$63.5M
2022 Salaries
4.91%
growth from 2021

In 2022, West Texas A & M University paid a median of $63.5M in salaries, which represents 29.7% of their overall expenditure ($214M) and a 4.91% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.2M
Instructional Salaries
353
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Texas A & M University paid a total of $27.2M to 353 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
105 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Assistant professor with 105 employees, Instructor with 89 employees, and Associate professor with 84 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Management with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University was Female Instructor with 61 employees, Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Male Associate professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Texas A & M University.

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