Odessa College in Odessa

Odessa, TX

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Odessa College offers 366-degree programs and 109 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.6% are women, and 61.4% are men. Odessa College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Odessa College is 5038$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $6491 and $10604 per year. 26% of full-time Odessa College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Odessa College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Odessa College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,280
$30,001 - $48,000$5,141
$48,001 - $75,000$7,498
$75,001 - $110,000$9,082



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 5200


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1547 of Odessa College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 31 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Odessa College number 114 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Odessa College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Odessa College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Odessa College graduation rate is below the national average.

26% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Odessa College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Odessa College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Odessa College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Odessa College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 201 W University address in Odessa, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Odessa College with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Odessa College offers 366 programs in total: 207 are for Associate's degree, 83 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 76 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 109 distance learning programs that are offered in the Odessa College: 59 are for Associate's degree, 28 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 22 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


Odessa College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3141 students with 94221 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Odessa College

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Overall Rating:

Clean friendly campus. Great prices, very well kept facilities.

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Overall Rating:

If I could give no stars I would. They don't answer the phone after seven minutes. When message is left they don't return calls. If they can't answer basic answers over the phone, what do they do in class? I don't want to go there!

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Overall Rating:

Horribly inefficient! Let me sit and waste my time while the advisor was at lunch without informing me. I reiterated to them I didn't even need to see an advisor I just need to register for a specific class so I could transfer that credit to UTPB. All this bureaucracy to sign up for a basic Econ class, ridiculous!

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Overall Rating:

Never answered their phone calls 80% of the time!!!!

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Overall Rating:

Won't return calls, can't send things out on time, you're completely screwed if you live out of town

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Location & Website

Address: 201 W University Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4323356400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: odessa.edu

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