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Odessa College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 9,930
  • In-District:*
  • 41.7%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 18.2%
  • Full-time:**
  • 29.8%
  • Female:
  • 50.9%
  • Male:
  • 49.1%
  • Anglo:
  • 47.2%
  • Hispanic:
  • 47.7%
  • African American:
  • 3.6%
  • Asian:
  • 0.8%
  • Native American:
  • 0.6%
  • International:
  • 0.2%
  • Other:
  • 0.0%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Gregory Williams, President
201 W. University Ave.
Odessa, Texas 79764
(432) 335-6611

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $53.00

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $68.00

Program Description

Odessa College (OC) has served the citizens of its region for more than six decades. About 5,000 credit students are enrolled during the fall and spring. Another 11,000 individuals enroll in non-credit classes each year.

University Transfer: OC offers 22 transfer programs for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions. OC has formal articulation agreements with UT-Permian Basin, Texas Tech, Angelo State, Sul Ross and UT-Austin, and hundreds of OC students transfer to these institutions each year. These campuses typically report that OC students perform as well or better than native students. The music program is representative of the quality of these programs; OC’s music department is one of only three two-year programs in Texas accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Career Training: About 40 percent of OC’s students are enrolled in programs preparing them for employment in a variety careers. Twenty-seven technical programs offer certificates and associate degrees to respond to work force demands. Instructional quality is a priority in all OC’s technical programs. For example, 2007 graduates of the nursing program had a higher pass rate on licensing exams than all other two- and four-year nursing programs in the region.

Distance Education: OC serves an enormous area of West Texas through its three extension centers. Interactive video and Web instruction are used extensively. OC is one of only six two-year institutions in Texas accredited to offer full online degrees.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 521
  • Associates:
  • 284
  • Certificates:
  • 237

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas four-year institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only5236.6%32291.0%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)6243.7%174.8%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)1812.7%10.3%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)10.7%41.1%
Not Found96.3%102.8%
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