Western Texas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,830
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,914
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
20.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,442
31.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.8%
154 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 301 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Texas College. 36.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (132 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,830, which is $−6,150 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,830, which is $−6,150 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,914.

In 2020, 19% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,830
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Western Texas College was $1,830. The cost of tuition at Western Texas College is $−6,150 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,914
2020 Value
6.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,914. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western Texas College grew by 6.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,773
Room and Board
$1,559
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Texas College was of $5,773 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,559. The cost of room and board increased by 2.45% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

19% of undergraduate students at Western Texas College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.8% with respect to 2019, when 17% 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.
20.2%
2018 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western Texas College was 20.2%, which represents 22 out of the 109 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

Western Texas College has a total enrollment of 1,442 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 449 students and the part-time enrollment is 993. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Black or African American, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.208% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (19.6%). 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

31.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,442 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 449 and the part-time enrollment is 993. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Western Texas College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Western Texas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    722
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    561
  3. Black or African American
    61

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College is 50.1% White, 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Black or African American, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.208% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 81 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Texas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Texas College is white (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Texas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (59 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (22 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 Western Texas College are Software developers (513,033 people), Other managers (153,011 people), Computer & information systems managers (107,392 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (102,419 people), and Computer occupations, all other (99,256 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (59 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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 Western Texas College are Dentists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (59 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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 Western Texas College are Computer Systems Design (540,850 people), Elementary & secondary schools (254,968 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,869 people), Construction (135,706 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,335 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (59 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Precision Production (10 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 Western Texas 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 Western Texas College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

191
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
110
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College, which is 1.74 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.02 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Western Texas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.982 times less than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Western Texas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Texas College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    132 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Texas College is white (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    83 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    76 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Texas College is hispanic or latino male (83 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (76 degrees).

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Operations

Western Texas College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $363k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Western Texas College had a total salary expenditure of $21.2M. Western Texas College employs 21 Instructors, 13 Assistant professors, and 1 Associate professors. Most academics at Western Texas College are Male Instructors (11), Female Instructors(10), and Male Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.46M - Federal
  2. $91.7k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Western Texas College received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $91.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.32M
2020 Salaries
2.27%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Western Texas College paid a median of $7.32M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($21.2M) and a 2.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.53% growth from 2018 and a 0.818% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.88M
Instructional Salaries
35
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western Texas College paid a total of $1.88M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Texas College were Instructor with 21 employees; Assistant professor with 13 employees; and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Texas College was Male Instructor with 11 employees, Female Instructor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western Texas College.

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