West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on West Texas A&M University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is West Texas A&M University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

West Texas A&M University was awarded 335 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is musical theater.

Overall Quality

West Texas A&M University landed the #1,238 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

West Texas A&M University also holds the #70 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to West Texas A&M University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for West Texas A&M University  ( 19 to 23 )

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West Texas A&M University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at West Texas A&M University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at West Texas A&M University is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Texas A&M University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at West Texas A&M University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at West Texas A&M University is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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West Texas A&M University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,355 undergraduates at West Texas A&M University with 5,582 being full-time and 1,773 being part-time.

How Much Does West Texas A&M University Cost?

The overall average net price of West Texas A&M University is $12,761. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for West Texas A&M University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,730 $10,146 $11,101 $17,324 $17,992

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of West Texas A&M University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 8.9%. 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.

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How Much Money Do West Texas A&M University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at West Texas A&M University make the most money.

Location of West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University is a public institution situated in Canyon, Texas. The location of West Texas A&M University is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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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

West Texas A&M University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from West Texas A&M University. Of these students, 1,795 received undergraduate degrees and 829 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 202 $34,500
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 195 $38,200
Nursing 132 $60,800
Business Administration & Management 114 $34,900
Health Sciences & Services 104 $26,300
General Biology 87 $29,700
Health & Physical Education 58 $31,700
Marketing 53 $34,200
General Business/Commerce 53 $35,100
Plant Sciences 53 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at West Texas A&M University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at West Texas A&M University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 5,886 students took at least one online class at West Texas A&M University. This is an increase from the 5,835 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,886 3,395
2017-2018 5,835 3,382
2016-2017 5,746 3,244
2015-2016 5,281 2,835
2013-2014 4,459 1,967

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Notes and 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.


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