West Texas A & M University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,115

2.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,806

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.16%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.4%

6,116 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,060

62.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.2%

542 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 (173 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (159 degrees), and Registered Nursing (156 degrees).

In 2017, 2,312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A & M University. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,495 degrees), 3.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (476 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,115, which is $-15,618 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Texas A & M University is $5,115, which is $-15,618 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,806.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,115

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University was $5,115. The cost of tuition at West Texas A & M University is $-15,618 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,806

2017 Value

14.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Texas A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,806. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Texas A & M University grew by 14.8%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at West Texas A & M University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 14.3% with respect to 2016, when 56% 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.

8.16%

2016 Default Rate

178

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Texas A & M University was 8.16%, which represents 178 out of the 2182 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 6,116 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.763% annual decline. Out of those 6,116 applicants, 3,753 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,060 students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in 2017, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Texas A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,753

Accepted Out of 6,116

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Texas A & M University was 61.4% (3,753 admissions from 6,116 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.763%, while admissions grew by 1.54%.

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SAT Scores

45%

Submission Percentage

565

Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at West Texas A & M University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Texas A & M University has a total enrollment of 10,060 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,243 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,817. 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 59.4% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.467% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Texas A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%).

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 10,060 students. The full-time enrollment at West Texas A & M University is 6,243 and the part-time enrollment is 3,817. This means that 62.1% of students enrolled at West Texas A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    5,976

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,544

  3. Black or African American

    546

The enrolled student population at West Texas A & M University is 59.4% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.467% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 147 students (1.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 428 more women than men received degrees from West Texas A & M University. The majority of degree recipients at West Texas A & M University are white (1,495 degrees awarded). There were 3.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (476 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Texas A & M University is General Studies (173 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (159 degrees) and Registered Nursing (156 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 (158 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (162 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (112 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 (1,091,810 people), Other managers (654,760 people), Financial managers (426,547 people), Chief executives & legislators (321,821 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (312,725 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (158 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (162 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees), and Business (581 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (158 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (162 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees), and Business (581 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 (656,113 people), Banking & related activities (495,675 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (465,562 people), Computer Systems Design (427,457 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,492 people).

The most specialized majors at West Texas A & M University are Agriculture (158 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (162 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees), and Business (581 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. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 156 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Texas A & M University was General Studies with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 942

  2. 1,370

In 2017, 942 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University, which is 0.688 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,370).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 167 degrees were awarded to men at West Texas A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 152 degrees were awarded to women at West Texas A & M University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.44 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% 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, 40% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Texas A & M University is Female and White (57.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.369% 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

    1,495 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    476 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Texas A & M University is white (1,495 degrees awarded). There were 3.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (476 degrees).

1.69% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    901 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    594 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Texas A & M University is white female (901 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (594 degrees).

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Operations

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $80.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.86M (12.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, West Texas A & M University had a total expenditure of $182M. Of that $182M, they spent $54.7M on salaries and $182M on benefits.

West Texas A & M University employs 110 Assistant professors, 93 Instructors, and 70 Associate professors. Most academics at West Texas A & M University are Male Assistant professors (60), Female Instructors(57), and Female Assistant professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University are: Management, with 122 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$80.4M

2017 Endowment

7.93%

growth from 2016

West Texas A & M University has an endowment valued at about $80.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Texas A & M University grew 7.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.3M 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. $3.99M - Federal

  2. $5.14M - State

  3. $1.15M - Local

As of 2017, West Texas A & M University received $3.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.14M from state grants and contracts, and $1.15M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$54.7M

Salary Expenditure

$182M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, West Texas A & M University had a total expenditure of $182M. Of that $182M, they spent $54.7M on salaries and $182M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at West Texas A & M University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.7M

2017 Salaries

4.07%

growth from 2016

In 2017, West Texas A & M University paid a median of $54.7M in salaries, which represents 30.1% of their overall expenditure ($182M) and a 4.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.17% growth from 2015 and a 1.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.7M

Instructional Salaries

334

Number of Employees

In 2017, West Texas A & M University paid a total of $23.7M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

110 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

122 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Instructor with 93 employees; and Instructor with 70 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Texas A & M University were Management with 122 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Texas A & M University was Male Assistant professor with 60 employees, Female Instructor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 50 employees.

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

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