Odessa College

Odessa College

Odessa College is a two-year public college located in Odessa, Texas. It was established in 1952. The college enrolls more than 5,000 students annually in its university-parallel and occupational/ technical courses. It also offers Basic Education, Continuing Education and Community Recreation courses. The college enrolls more than 10,000 students in these areas of study.

Odessa College participates in the WJCAC Conference of the NJCAA in many different sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf and rodeo. Odessa's athletic teams have won more than 40 national NJCAA titles. The college is also home to a National Public Radio station, called KOCV-FM.

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Contacting Odessa College

Odessa College
201 W University
Odessa , TX 79764
General Phone: (432) 335-6400

Odessa College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, home health aide
Liberal Arts75foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, political science, sociology
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician34occupational safety tech, petroleum tech, mechanical drafting
Business and Management29business management
Therapy and Counseling25psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Mechanics and Repair22electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Production Trades22machinist, welding
Office and Administration21administrative assistant, office data entry
Beauty and Cosmetology18cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
Cooking and Culinary Arts15chef training
Law13legal secretary, legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art11commercial photography
Science7biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology7radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering4computer programming, computer science, computer networking
Medical Administration3medical secretary
Construction Trades3property management
Family and Social Work3child development, child care management, child care provider
Education and Teaching2education
Art Studies2art studies
Media1mass communication, radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Animal Science and Care0equine science, animal science
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture

Number of programs and degrees for Odessa College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree28555
Award of less than 1 academic year12329
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10827

Odessa College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Odessa College had a total enrollment of 4,580 students (2,826 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 4%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Odessa College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 36 %

Odessa College Room and Board (2007)

Odessa College offers campus housing for 235 of its 2,826 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Odessa, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Odessa College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,632
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,292
Room and board $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 1,360
Other expenses $ 1,939

Financial Aid:
Odessa College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 359600)

Odessa College Faculty

Odessa College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$62,0966$68,412
Assistant professorcalendar year2*3$56,693
Instructorcalendar year1*4$51,752
All faculty totalcalendar year7$61,89813$60,582

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$60,9825$55,610
Associate professoracademic year14$49,7149$50,174
Assistant professoracademic year11$49,74614$47,896
Instructoracademic year8$44,08923$45,030
All faculty totalacademic year43$51,29651$47,761

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Odessa College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports273158

Odessa College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Petroleum Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Odessa College Highlights

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What Sets Odessa College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Odessa College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Odessa College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Odessa College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%Odessa College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Odessa College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Odessa College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in law
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Odessa College % of degrees in law
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Odessa College Number of students
Minority % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Odessa College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Odessa College % of degrees in therapy and counseling

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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