201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
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  • Odessa College (OC) Global provides educational opportunities to anybody anywhere at anytime. It offers accredited completely online degree programs, but with access to real-life faculty and staff to help you be successful. Students can learn more about their educational opportunities by taking advantage of the new Wrangler Express Center, OC's new one-stop-shop customer service center. Odessa College will lead the way in preparing its students and community for the future. The College offers exemplary courses, programs, and services to assist students in achieving their educational goals and becoming lifelong learners, community builders, and global citizens. Odessa College empowers its employees to model excellence in their service to students, colleagues, and community.

School Highlights

Odessa College serves 6,828 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,828 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,900
  • Out-state tuition: $5,160
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Odessa College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Odessa College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
434 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Odessa College has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Odessa College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,828 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,233 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,595 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
225 students
251 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
66%
47%
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% Black
5%
12%
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% White
26%
29%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.68
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College Completion Rate
27%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,400
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,160 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,900
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,160
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,125
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Beginning with 184 students in 1946, OC has grown steadily through the last 54 years. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in university-parallel and occupational/technical credit courses. During a year, almost 11,000 individuals also enroll in one or more Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education or Community Recreation courses. Many university-parallel courses are offered for students planning to complete four-year degrees at senior colleges or universities and are freely transferable. Former OC students have a phenomenal record of success in the fields of accounting, law, medicine, music, public administration and teaching. More than 30 occupational/technical programs also are offered, and additional ones are planned to meet the needs of citizens who want to learn new or improve existing skills. With more than 30 percent of our students enrolled in occupational/technical programs, OC continues to fulfill the workforce demands of our community. The campus grew to 15 buildings on a 35-acre plot by 1960. Then during the 1990's, OC received three major property donations as the college continued to expand to serve the educational needs of its students and service. Located in nearby Gardendale, Texas, the 120-acre ranch, now called the Odessa College Rodeo and Agriculture Graham Center, was donated for the enhancement of the Odessa College Rodeo Team and for the development of programs for students majoring in agriculture. Odessa College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,828 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,900
  • Out-state tuition: $5,160
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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