- 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.
Odessa College serves 7,019 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 70%.
- Enrollment: 7,019 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)
The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 129% over five years.
(TX) Community College Avg.
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Odessa College has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Odessa College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $3,924. 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 $6,229. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Odessa College cost?
Odessa College's tuition is approximately $3,900 for In-State students and $5,160 for Out-State students.
What is Odessa College's ranking?
Odessa College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least debt for graduating students.
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