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IPEDS ID: 229814
OPE ID: 00366500
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West Texas A & M University
2501 4th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 79016
General information:  (806) 651-0000
Website:  www.wtamu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,060 (7,394 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty335100
Instructional335100
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-49
Instructional-49
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,782$7,041$7,699$7,8461.9%
Out-of-state$7,538$7,829$8,945$9,1171.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,376$7,496$7,496$7,4960.0%
Other$4,542$4,542$4,854$4,8540.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,582$8,582$8,582$8,5820.0%
Other$4,854$4,854$4,854$4,8540.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,854$4,854$4,854$4,8540.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$19,700$20,079$21,049$21,1960.7%
Off Campus$21,218$21,477$22,135$22,2820.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,636$12,895$13,553$13,7001.1%
Out-of-state
On Campus$20,456$20,867$22,295$22,4670.8%
Off Campus$21,974$22,265$23,381$23,5530.7%
Off Campus with Family$13,392$13,683$14,799$14,9711.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$4,496
In-state fees$1,960
Out-of-state tuition$5,185
Out-of-state fees$1,960
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,23194%————
Grant or scholarship aid94472%$5,740,992$6,082
Federal grants46436%$1,953,654$4,210
Pell grants46436%$1,937,581$4,176
Other federal grants151%$16,073$1,072
State/local government grant or scholarships60847%$2,539,358$4,177
Institutional grants or scholarships47837%$1,247,980$2,611
Student loan aid70054%$3,898,334$5,569
Federal student loans69153%$3,338,695$4,832
Other student loans625%$559,639$9,026
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,74964%$25,726,960$5,417
Pell grants2,61135%$10,337,701$3,959
Federal student loans3,65449%$26,311,106$7,201
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$12,232$12,022$13,806
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$9,279$8,024$10,178
$30,001 – $48,000$10,172$9,278$11,017
$48,001 – $75,000$14,455$12,846$14,771
$75,001 – $110,000$17,130$16,869$17,866
$110,001 and more$18,002$17,897$18,966
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment10,060
Undergraduate enrollment7,394
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,012
Graduate enrollment2,666
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 30%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 54%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 77%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 13%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1162,6423,474
Percent admitted61%59%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%35%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT56545%
ACT88071%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490590
SAT Math490580
ACT Composite1923
ACT English1623
ACT Math1724
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 64%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 41%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 43%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 33%
Female: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 40%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 31%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%
Non-resident alien: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations17--
Agricultural Business and Management, General15--
Agricultural Communication/Journalism18--
Agriculture, General1363
Agronomy and Crop Science264-
Animal Sciences, General356-
Equestrian/Equine Studies15--
Category total139163
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General518-
Biotechnology2--
Wildlife Biology21--
Category total748-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting3228-
Business Administration and Management, General48d233d-
Business/Commerce, General48d--
Business/Managerial Economics11d--
Finance, General3329d-
Management Information Systems, General2921-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General35d18-
Category total236d329d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism6--
Communication, General-13-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia20--
Journalism0--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication25--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric16--
Category total6713-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science14--
Category total14--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-21-
Curriculum and Instruction-31d-
Education, General-18-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-36-
Educational/Instructional Technology-32d-
Special Education and Teaching, General-14-
Category total-152d-
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General14--
Mechanical Engineering51--
Category total65--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General112-
Category total112-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General206-
Category total206-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature4--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General2225-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-29-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General36d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-21-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse156d14d-
Category total220d89d-
History
History, General136-
Category total136-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies52d3-
Category total52d3-
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies173d--
Category total173d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General62-
Category total62-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other159d3-
Category total159d3-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science69-
Category total69-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science658-
Category total658-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General18--
Geology/Earth Science, General3--
Physics, General1--
Category total22--
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-8-
Psychology, General456-
School Psychology-5-
Category total4519-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration44d--
Social Work4819-
Category total92d19-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General6--
Social Sciences, General1--
Sociology8--
Category total15--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Dance, General5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General13--
Fine/Studio Arts, General15-
Graphic Design8--
Music, General389-
Musical Theatre5--
Category total7414-
Grand total1,5726983
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 175
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 62
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 9
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 56
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,699
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,719
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,776
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,602
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined9880
Baseball38
Basketball1413
Equestrian36
Football127
Golf159
Soccer3130
Softball21
Volleyball20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1965 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs3/1/2014 -  Accredited
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2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations242124
Liquor law violations516540
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations201219
Liquor law violations356234
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape336
Fondling100
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault200
Burglary7245
Motor vehicle theft012
Arson000
  • For 2015, Line i was changed from 25 to 24 to remove an incident that was also included in the Total Unfounded Crimes.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape332
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary7214
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • For 2015, Line i was changed from 22 to 21 to remove an incident that was also included in the Total Unfounded Crimes.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate9.1%9.8%10.7%
Number in default184195201
Number in repayment2,0131,9761,868
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)