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West Texas A&M University Overview

West Texas A&M University is a public institution situated in Canyon, Texas. The surrounding location of Canyon is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is West Texas A&M University Known For?

1,746 Undergraduate Awards
$18,539 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at West Texas A&M University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University makes roughly $42,700 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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West Texas A&M University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

West Texas A&M University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#115 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at West Texas A&M University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Agriculture Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Online Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards West Texas A&M University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#34 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#47 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#93 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#127 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is West Texas A&M University?

Location of West Texas A&M University

Contact details for West Texas A&M University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2501 4Th Ave, Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Phone: 806-651-0000
Website: www.wtamu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wtamu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wtamu

How Do I Get Into West Texas A&M University?

You can apply to West Texas A&M University online at: www.applytexas.org

Admission Requirements for West Texas A&M University

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into West Texas A&M University?

61% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at West Texas A&M University is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to West Texas A&M University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 490 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 490 to 580 )
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800
West Texas A&M University received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 23.

ACT English Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 19 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford West Texas A&M University?

$18,539 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of West Texas A&M University is $18,539. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At West Texas A&M University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,625 a year. That adds up to $22,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Texas A&M University is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

West Texas A&M University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,484 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,376 undergraduate students at West Texas A&M University, with 5,484 being full-time and 1,892 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  West Texas A&M University

There are also 2,653 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,484 full-time undergraduates at West Texas A&M University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  West Texas A&M University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Texas A&M University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of West Texas A&M University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 87
Black or African American 267
Hispanic or Latino 1,618
White 3,095
International Students 118
Other Races/Ethnicities 299

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at West Texas A&M University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at West Texas A&M University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at West Texas A&M University

3,382 Took All Classes Online
5,835 Took At Least One Class Online
14.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at West Texas A&M University. In 2017-2018, 5,835 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at West Texas A&M University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of West Texas A&M University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Texas A&M University was 14.7%. This is the #1,091 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at West Texas A&M University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of West Texas A&M University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 18%
Business, Management & Marketing 18%
Finance & Financial Management 32%
General Business/Commerce 15%
Health Professions 13%
Health Sciences & Services 36%
Instructional Media Design 7%
Marketing 35%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 4%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at West Texas A&M University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at West Texas A&M University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business/Managerial Economics #5
Health Sciences & Services #19
Finance & Financial Management #21
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #32
Marketing #39
Public Administration #41
Curriculum & Instruction #50
Instructional Media Design #50
General Business/Commerce #70
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #71
Public Administration & Social Service #90
Criminal Justice & Corrections #155
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #158
Liberal Arts General Studies #158
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #172
Nursing #219
Education #275
Business Administration & Management #332
Health Professions #361
Business, Management & Marketing #413

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Texas A&M University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 91 319 0 410
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 191 4 0 195
Nursing 121 29 0 150
Liberal Arts General Studies 148 0 0 148
Finance & Financial Management 59 70 0 129
Health Sciences & Services 80 0 0 80
Marketing 56 21 0 77
Health & Physical Education 70 5 0 75
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 68 0 68
Mechanical Engineering 63 0 0 63
Accounting 37 25 0 62
General Psychology 60 0 0 60
Social Work 45 15 0 60
Plant Sciences 51 5 0 56
General Biology 47 8 0 55
Management Information Systems 33 22 0 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 8 0 53
General Business/Commerce 52 0 0 52
Music 36 13 0 49
Agricultural Economics & Business 38 0 0 38
Educational Administration 0 37 0 37
Special Education 0 35 0 35
Communication Sciences 7 26 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 19 13 0 32
General Agriculture 22 4 4 30
Instructional Media Design 0 30 0 30
Public Administration 30 0 0 30
Drama & Theater Arts 25 0 0 25
Public Relations & Advertising 24 0 0 24
General English Literature 18 6 0 24
Animal Services 23 0 0 23
History 18 5 0 23
Agricultural Public Services 20 0 0 20
Computer Science 19 0 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 18 0 18
Mathematics 16 2 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 14 4 0 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 18 0 18
Business/Managerial Economics 17 0 0 17
Student Counseling 0 17 0 17
Chemistry 17 0 0 17
Political Science & Government 17 0 0 17
Zoology 16 0 0 16
Sociology 13 0 0 13
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 12 0 0 12
Civil Engineering 12 0 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 10 1 0 11
Animal Science 2 8 0 10
General Education 0 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 0 10
General Engineering Technology 5 4 0 9
Journalism 8 0 0 8
Allied Health Professions 7 0 0 7
Electrical Engineering 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 5 0 0 5
Physics 3 0 0 3
Dance 3 0 0 3
Biotechnology 2 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 2 0 2
Environmental Engineering 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 1 0 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,746 853 4 2,603

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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