Western Texas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,890
3.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,816
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.45%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,392
33.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.7%
109 Graduates

About

Western Texas College is a higher education institution located in Scurry County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Western Texas College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (126 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (10 degrees).

In 2022, 345 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Texas College. 39.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (155 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,890, which is $−6,222 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,890, which is $−6,222 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,816.

In 2022, 23% of undergraduate students attending Western Texas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,890
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western Texas College was $1,890. The cost of tuition at Western Texas College is $−6,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,816
2022 Value
17.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,816. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western Texas College grew by 17.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,827
Room and Board
$1,560
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Texas College was of $5,827 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.944% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,560. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.0641% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

23% of undergraduate students at Western Texas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 23% 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.
3.45%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Texas College was 3.45%, which represents 3 out of the 87 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 had a total enrollment of 1,392 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 465 students and the part-time enrollment is 927. This means that 33.4% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 38.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.23% Asian, 2.3% Two or More Races, and 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (22.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.8%) and White Male (18.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Texas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 465 and the part-time enrollment is 927. This means that 33.4% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Western Texas College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Western Texas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    650 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    537 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    55 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College is 46.7% White, 38.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.23% Asian, 2.3% Two or More Races, and 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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 2022, 75 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Texas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Texas College is hispanic or latino (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (129 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Western Texas College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (126 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (10 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Precision Production (34 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (126 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 Western Texas College are Software developers (537,576 people), Other managers (159,340 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,043 people), Computer occupations, all other (117,977 people), and Computer & information systems managers (110,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College in 2022 are Precision Production (34 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (126 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 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 Western Texas College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Precision Production (34 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (126 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 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 Western Texas College are Computer Systems Design (576,125 people), Elementary & secondary schools (312,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,282 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,129 people), and Construction (137,440 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Precision Production (34 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (126 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 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 Western Texas College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 126 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Western Texas College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 126 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

210
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
135
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College, which is 1.56 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (135).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.615 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.63 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Western Texas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Texas College is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    155 degrees awarded
  2. White
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Texas College is hispanic or latino (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (129 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    93 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Texas College is hispanic or latino male (93 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (83 degrees).

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Operations

Western Texas College employs 38 Instructors, 5 Assistant professors and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at Western Texas College are Male Instructor (22), Female Instructor (16), and Female Assistant professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$7.07M
2022 Salaries
1.97%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Western Texas College paid a median of $7.07M in salaries, a 1.97% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.84M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Texas College paid a total of $2.84M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Texas College were Instructor with 38 employees, Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College were Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Texas College was Male Instructor with 22 employees, Female Instructor with 16 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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