Odessa College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,728
5.88% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,414
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
15.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
7,019
33.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25.5%
119 Graduates

About

Odessa College is a higher education institution located in Ector County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Odessa College were .

In 2020, 1,436 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Odessa College. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (903 degrees), 2.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (361 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,728, which is $−6,252 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Odessa College is $1,728, which is $−6,252 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,414.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending Odessa College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,728
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Odessa College was $1,728. The cost of tuition at Odessa College is $−6,252 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,414
2020 Value
33.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Odessa College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,414. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Odessa College grew by 33.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,555
Room and Board
$514
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Odessa College was of $8,555 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $514. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 60.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Odessa College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.71% with respect to 2019, when 35% 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.
15.8%
2018 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Odessa College was 15.8%, which represents 41 out of the 260 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Odessa College has a total enrollment of 7,019 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,331 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,688. 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 66.2% Hispanic or Latino, 24.4% White, 5.36% Black or African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Odessa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.4%) and White Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Odessa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,019 students. The full-time enrollment at Odessa College is 2,331 and the part-time enrollment is 4,688. This means that 33.2% of students enrolled at Odessa College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 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 Odessa College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Odessa College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,649
  2. White
    1,712
  3. Black or African American
    376

The enrolled student population at Odessa College is 66.2% Hispanic or Latino, 24.4% White, 5.36% Black or African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 124 students (1.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 438 more women than men received degrees from Odessa College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Odessa College is hispanic or latino (903 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (361 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Odessa College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Odessa College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (135 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (70 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 Odessa College are Police officers (126,398 people), Other managers (85,407 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (84,305 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (37,952 people), and Software developers (35,941 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Protective Services (135 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Engineering Technologies (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (87 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 Odessa College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Protective Services (135 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Engineering Technologies (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (87 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Odessa College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (303,719 people), Elementary & secondary schools (162,735 people), Computer Systems Design (67,472 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (61,653 people), and Construction (60,267 people).

The most specialized majors at Odessa College are Protective Services (135 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Engineering Technologies (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (87 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 Odessa College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Odessa College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

499
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
937
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 499 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College, which is 0.533 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (937).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Odessa College in General Studies, which is 0.542 times less than the 240 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 240 degrees were awarded to women at Odessa College in General Studies, which is 1.85 times more than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Odessa College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.36% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    903 degrees awarded
  2. White
    361 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Odessa College is hispanic or latino (903 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (361 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    609 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    294 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    230 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Odessa College is hispanic or latino female (609 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (294 degrees).

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Operations

Odessa College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $457k (3.57%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Odessa College had a total salary expenditure of $60.7M. Odessa College employs 51 Instructors, 42 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Odessa College are Female Instructors (30), Male Associate professors(24), and Male Instructors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 65 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.8M
2020 Endowment
18.9%
growth from 2019

Odessa College has an endowment valued at about $12.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Odessa College grew 18.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.39M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.62M - Federal
  2. $447k - State
  3. $1.76M - Local

As of 2020, Odessa College received $1.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $447k from state grants and contracts, and $1.76M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.9M
2020 Salaries
4.6%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Odessa College paid a median of $24.9M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($60.7M) and a 4.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.41% growth from 2018 and a 0.736% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.18M
Instructional Salaries
126
Number of Employees

In 2020, Odessa College paid a total of $7.18M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Odessa College were Instructor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Odessa College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 65 employees; Management with 52 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Odessa College was Female Instructor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Instructor with 21 employees.

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

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