West Texas A & M University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,554
3.31% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,982
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.94%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
68.9%
5,587 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,970
62.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.7%
524 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 Other Multidisciplinary Studies (191 degrees awarded), General Studies (148 degrees), and Registered Nursing (121 degrees).

In 2019, 2,603 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A & M University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,570 degrees), 2.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (625 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,554, which is $-16,472 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,554, which is $-16,472 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,982.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,554
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University was $5,554. The cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University is $-16,472 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,982
2019 Value
2.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Texas A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,982. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Texas A & M University grew by 2.57%.

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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 2019. 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 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

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at West Texas A & M University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
8.94%
2017 Default Rate
197
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Texas A & M University was 8.94%, which represents 197 out of the 2204 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 5,587 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.95% annual growth. Out of those 5,587 applicants, 3,852 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,970 students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in 2019, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Texas A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,852
Accepted Out of 5,587

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Texas A & M University was 68.9% (3,852 admissions from 5,587 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.95%, while admissions grew by 9.4%.

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage
716
Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at West Texas A & M University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Texas A & M University has a total enrollment of 9,970 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,192 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,778. This means that 62.1% 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 57% White, 27.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Black or African American, 3.15% Two or More Races, 2.81% Asian, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Texas A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,970 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,192 and the part-time enrollment is 3,778. This means that 62.1% of students enrolled at West Texas A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 West Texas A & M University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
  1. White
    5,683
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,740
  3. Black or African American
    526

The enrolled student population at West Texas A & M University is 57% White, 27.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Black or African American, 3.15% Two or More Races, 2.81% Asian, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 112 students (1.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 491 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 (1,570 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (625 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Texas A & M University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (191 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (148 degrees) and Registered Nursing (121 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 (177 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 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 (991,853 people), Other managers (757,617 people), Financial managers (493,978 people), Chief executives & legislators (381,373 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (287,578 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (177 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Business (802 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (90 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, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (177 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Business (802 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (90 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 (672,882 people), Banking & related activities (486,118 people), Computer Systems Design (486,007 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (446,663 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (427,547 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (177 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Business (802 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (90 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. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 121 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Texas A & M University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 191 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,056
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,547
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,056 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University, which is 0.683 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,547).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 216 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 194 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 194 degrees were awarded to women at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.898 times less than the 216 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Texas A & M University is Female and Two or More Races (63.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.15% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,570 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    625 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Texas A & M University is white (1,570 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (625 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    940 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    630 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    394 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Texas A & M University is white female (940 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 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 $91.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.95M (3.24%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, West Texas A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $191M. West Texas A & M University employs 100 Assistant professors, 93 Instructors, and 74 Associate professors. Most academics at West Texas A & M University are Female Instructors (58), Male Assistant professors(57), and Male Associate professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University are: Management, with 126 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 101 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.1M
2019 Endowment
2.74%
growth from 2018

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at about $91.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of West Texas A & M University grew 2.74% 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. $4.11M - Federal
  2. $5.98M - State
  3. $1.1M - Local

As of 2019, West Texas A & M University received $4.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.98M from state grants and contracts, and $1.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57M
2019 Salaries
1.79%
growth from 2018

In 2019, West Texas A & M University paid a median of $57M in salaries, which represents 29.9% of their overall expenditure ($191M) and a 1.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.3% growth from 2017 and a 4.07% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.6M
Instructional Salaries
336
Number of Employees

In 2019, West Texas A & M University paid a total of $24.6M to 336 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Assistant professor with 100 employees; Instructor with 93 employees; and Instructor with 74 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Management with 126 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University was Female Instructor with 58 employees, Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Male Associate professor with 46 employees.

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

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