West Texas A & M University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,748
3.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,105
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.49%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
4,992 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,036
62.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.3%
586 Graduates

About

West Texas A & M University is a higher education institution located in Randall County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Texas A & M University were General Studies (202 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), and Registered Nursing (132 degrees).

In 2020, 2,641 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A & M University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,582 degrees), 2.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (647 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,748, which is $−16,782 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,748, which is $−16,782 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,105.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students attending West Texas A & M University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,748
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University was $5,748. The cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University is $−16,782 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,105
2020 Value
0.947%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Texas A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,105. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Texas A & M University grew by 0.947%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,039
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Texas A & M University was of $8,039 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at West Texas A & M University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2019, when 66% 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.
6.49%
2018 Default Rate
155
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Texas A & M University was 6.49%, which represents 155 out of the 2387 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 4,992 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.6% annual decline. Out of those 4,992 applicants, 2,908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,036 students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in 2020, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Texas A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,908
Accepted Out of 4,992

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Texas A & M University was 58.3% (2,908 admissions from 4,992 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.6%, while admissions declined by −24.5%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
619
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at West Texas A & M University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Texas A & M University has a total enrollment of 10,036 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,241 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,795. This means that 62.2% 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 56% White, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.98% Asian, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Texas A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,036 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,241 and the part-time enrollment is 3,795. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at West Texas A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), West Texas A & M University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,620
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,884
  3. Black or African American
    537

The enrolled student population at West Texas A & M University is 56% White, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.98% Asian, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 101 students (1.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 605 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 (1,582 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (647 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Texas A & M University is General Studies (202 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (195 degrees) and Registered Nursing (132 degrees).

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 Agriculture (172 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 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 West Texas A & M University are Accountants & auditors (1,035,733 people), Other managers (680,310 people), Financial managers (450,820 people), Chief executives & legislators (351,359 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (283,572 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (172 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (766 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (66 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 West Texas A & M University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (172 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (766 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (66 degrees).

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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 (648,283 people), Banking & related activities (483,089 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (463,969 people), Computer Systems Design (445,117 people), and Insurance carriers (416,959 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (172 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (766 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (66 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 West Texas A & M University.
Most Common
  1. 202 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 132 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Texas A & M University was General Studies with 202 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,018
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,623
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,018 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,623).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 216 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 185 degrees were awarded to women at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.856 times less than the 216 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% 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 46% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (58.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Texas A & M University is Female and Two or More Races (58.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.341% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,582 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    647 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Texas A & M University is white (1,582 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (647 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    952 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    630 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    436 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Texas A & M University is white female (952 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (630 degrees).

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Operations

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $92.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.2M (17.6%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, West Texas A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $186M. West Texas A & M University employs 106 Assistant professors, 91 Instructors, and 73 Associate professors. Most academics at West Texas A & M University are Female Instructors (62), Male Assistant professors(60), and Male Professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University are: Management, with 131 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 101 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$92.3M
2020 Endowment
1.31%
growth from 2019

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at about $92.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of West Texas A & M University grew 1.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.85M - Federal
  2. $6.4M - State
  3. $1.25M - Local

As of 2020, West Texas A & M University received $3.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.4M from state grants and contracts, and $1.25M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59.1M
2020 Salaries
3.72%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Texas A & M University paid a median of $59.1M in salaries, which represents 31.7% of their overall expenditure ($186M) and a 3.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.79% growth from 2018 and a 2.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.8M
Instructional Salaries
347
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Texas A & M University paid a total of $25.8M to 347 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
131 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Assistant professor with 106 employees; Instructor with 91 employees; and Instructor with 73 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Management with 131 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University was Female Instructor with 62 employees, Male Assistant professor with 60 employees, and Male Professor with 48 employees.

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

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