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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,512 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
33.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
131 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Odessa College is $3,144, which is $78 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $4,512, which is 143% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,424 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,017.

In 2016, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Odessa College has a total enrollment of 6,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,039 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,095. This means that 33.2% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Odessa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.2% Hispanic or Latino, 28.2% White, 4.34% Black or African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.86% Two or More Races, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Odessa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (7.45%) and White Female (5.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 332 more women than men graduated from Odessa College. The majority of students graduating from Odessa College are Hispanic or Latino. These 726 graduates mean that there were 1.9 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 383 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Odessa College is General Studies with 272 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 62 graduates and Registered Nursing with 41 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Odessa College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering Technologies, with 89 graduates, followed by Precision Production with 49 graduates and Mechanical Technologies with 95 graduates.


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Odessa College has an endowment valued at nearly $844,464, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $181,053 (21.4%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Odessa College had a total expenditure of $51.3M. Of that $51.3M, they spent $20.7M on salaries and $6.57M on benefits.

Odessa College employs 51 Instructors, 37 Associate professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Odessa College are Female Instructors (28), Male Instructors (23), and Female Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.



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