Western Texas College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,740

39.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,500

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,250

26% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.1%

125 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 2017, 366 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Texas College. 31.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 68.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (162 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,740, which is $-5,674 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Texas College is $1,740, which is $-5,674 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,500.

In 2017, 25% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,740

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Texas College was $1,740. The cost of tuition at Western Texas College is $-5,674 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,500

2017 Value

17.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,500. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Texas College grew by 17.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,605

Room and Board

$1,501

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Texas College was of $5,605 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,501. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0893% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.0667% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

25% of undergraduate students at Western Texas College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 8.7% with respect to 2016, 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.

9.4%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Texas College was 9.4%, which represents 11 out of the 117 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 2,250 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 584 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,666. This means that 26% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.4% White, 31.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.16% Black or African American, 3.38% Asian, 2.4% Two or More Races, 0.622% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0444% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (24.5%), followed by White Female (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,250 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Texas College is 584 and the part-time enrollment is 1,666. This means that 26% of students enrolled at Western Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 Western Texas College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Texas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,223

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    708

  3. Black or African American

    116

The enrolled student population at Western Texas College is 54.4% White, 31.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.16% Black or African American, 3.38% Asian, 2.4% Two or More Races, 0.622% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0444% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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 2017, 136 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Texas College. The majority of degree recipients at Western Texas College are white (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 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 (98 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), and Precision Production (18 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 (414,380 people), Other managers (146,817 people), Computer occupations, all other (126,159 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (117,491 people), and Computer programmers (110,196 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (98 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (98 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 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 (469,188 people), Elementary & secondary schools (226,069 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (151,647 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (132,573 people), and Construction (126,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Texas College are Agriculture (98 degrees awarded), Construction (14 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 251

  2. 115

In 2017, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College, which is 2.18 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (115).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Western Texas College in Plant Nursery Operations & Management, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Western Texas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.14 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from Western Texas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Texas College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 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

    162 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Texas College is white (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    113 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Texas College is white male (113 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Western Texas College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $178k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Texas College had a total salary expenditure of $19.7M. Western Texas College employs 20 Instructors, 13 Assistant professors, and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Western Texas College are Male Instructors (10), Female Instructors(10), and Male Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Western Texas College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Texas College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $945k - Federal

  2. $139k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Texas College received $945k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $139k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.18M

2017 Salaries

4.27%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Western Texas College paid a median of $7.18M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($19.7M) and a 4.27% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.255% growth from 2015 and a 3.49% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.04M

Instructional Salaries

35

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Texas College paid a total of $2.04M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Texas College were Instructor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 13 employees; and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Texas College were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Texas College was Male Instructor with 10 employees, Female Instructor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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