Western Texas College

  • Western Texas College is a comprehensive public community college which provides open access and equal educational opportunity as it supports the lifelong needs of a multicultural society. The college is committed to educational excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential in developing critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, appreciation of arts and culture, and an understanding of their role and responsibilities in a democratic society.
School Highlights
  • Western Texas College serves 2,067 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Western Texas College is the only community colleges within Scurry County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Western Texas College is Texas State Technical College-West Texas (33.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Western Texas College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Texas College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty74 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Western Texas College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Texas College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,067 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:135:1
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# Full-Time Students576 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,491 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-252
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
31%
37%
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% Black
15%
13%
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% White
49%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.640.69
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College Completion Rate
46%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,598 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,480 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,598$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,480$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid53%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Academically, Western Texas offers the same basic courses as the state's four-year schools. This includes Agriculture, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, College Preparatory, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Geology, Government, History, Humanities, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Music, Orientation, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish and Speech. Western Texas offers one-year and two-year vocational certificates in such areas as Early Childhood Education, Business, Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Golf & Landscape Technology, Vocational Nursing and Welding. Western Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, website: www.sacscoc.org, to award associate degrees and certificates. Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institute, and not to general admission information.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.