Western Texas College

Western Texas College

The Western Texas College was founded in 1971. This 2-year community college is located in Snyder, Texas. It offers enrollment to around 2,500 students every year.

Western Texas College offers a number of degree programs in the fields of allied health, art, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, humanities, mathematics, music, economics and early childhood education, among others. Distance learning courses are also available.

The athletics department of Western Texas College fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rodeo, soccer, track & field and volleyball. The Western Texas College Scholarship Foundation offers financial aid to its students.

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Western Texas College
6200 College Ave
Snyder , TX 79549
General Phone: (325) 573-8511

Western Texas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts71foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Landscaping and Horticulture42landscaping, plant nursery, turf management
Production Trades26welding
Nursing and Emergency Medicine21EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management12business management, accounting
Computer Science and Engineering12computer programming, computer networking
Education and Teaching11special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching, physical education teaching
Mechanics and Repair11HVAC
Office and Administration8administrative assistant, office data entry
Security and Law Enforcement6corrections, criminal justice and police
Agricultural Science and Management5agriculture
Science5biology, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Family and Social Work4child care management
Media3mass communication, journalism
Medicine3pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Art Studies2art studies
Medical Support and Technology1pre-pharmacy
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Engineering Technician0computer systems tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree14546
Award of less than 1 academic year442
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years629

Western Texas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Texas College had a total enrollment of 1,844 students (1,017 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 8%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 26%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Western Texas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 17 %

Western Texas College Room and Board (2007)

Western Texas College offers campus housing for 323 of its 1,017 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Snyder, 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 19 meals per week.

Western Texas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,520
Room and board $ 4,900
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Western Texas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 954900)

Western Texas College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$62,827
Instructorcalendar year6$62,5673$53,982
All faculty totalcalendar year6$62,5676$58,405

*: 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
Associate professoracademic year6$52,2285$44,210
Instructoracademic year20$39,8305$39,662
All faculty totalacademic year26$42,69110$41,936

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

Western Texas College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports112738

Western Texas College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

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

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

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

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

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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