West Texas A&M University

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School Overview

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), located in Canyon, Texas near Amarillo, is a public university that is part of the Texas A&M University System. The school opened on September 20, 1910 as the West Texas State Normal College (as one of seven teacher colleges funded by the state.)

Today the school is one of the most prominent distance education schools. Not only does it offer online classes but also three undergraduate and even two master’s degree programs that can all be totally completed online.

General Information

Admission Office
2501 Fourth Avenue
WTAMU Box 60907
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2020
(800) 999-8268
Fax: (806) 651-5268

Contact: Shawn Thomas
Director of Admissions
Main Address
WTAMU Box 60907
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2000

www.wtamu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 6,096
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,171
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,051
Graduate enrollment: 1,439

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 606
Percent Admitted: 99%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 63%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 380 (25th Percentile)
  • 490 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 500 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 370 (25th Percentile)
  • 460 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 14 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,530 $4,950 $5,494 $5,834 +6.19%
Books and Supplies $900 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,000 $5,726 $5,726 $6,384 +11.49%
Other $2,828 $3,340 $3,750 $4,000 +6.67%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,950 $7,230 $7,450 $7,750 +4.03%
Other $3,780 $4,170 $4,300 $4,500 +4.65%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,258 $15,016 $15,970 $17,218 +7.81%
In-state Off Campus $16,160 $17,350 $18,244 $19,084 +4.60%
In-state with Family $5,430 $5,950 $6,494 $6,834 +5.24%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,466
In-state Student Fees $1,410
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,046
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,410

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 890 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 603 52% $3,396,047 $5,632
• Federal grants 377 33% $1,450,637 $3,848
• Pell grants 369 32% $1,438,637 $3,899
• Other federal grants 8 1% $12,000 $1,500
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 501 44% $1,770,710 $3,534
Institutional scholarships or grants 98 9% $174,700 $1,783
Student loan financial aid 580 50% $2,740,450 $4,725
• Federal student loans 580 50% $2,740,450 $4,725
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1248 370
Agriculture, General 66 10
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 12 1
Agricultural Business and Management, General 12
Agricultural Communication/journalism 4
Agronomy and Crop Science 5 2
Animal Sciences, General 23 7
Equestrian/equine Studies 9
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 73 3
Biology/biological Sciences, General 62 3
Biotechnology 2
Wildlife Biology 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 176 114
Accounting 30 29
Business Administration and Management, General 31 61
Business/commerce, General 34
Business/managerial Economics 6
Finance, General 25 11
Management Information Systems, General 10 5
Marketing/marketing Management, General 40 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 42 4
Advertising 22
Broadcast Journalism 17
Journalism 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 5
Computer Science 5
Education 101
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 11
Curriculum and Instruction 8
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 55
Educational/instructional Technology 15
Reading Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 9
Engineering 24
Mechanical Engineering 24
Engineering Technology, General 4 4
Industrial Technology/technician 4 4
English Language and Literature/letters 36 7
English Language and Literature, General 23 7
Rhetoric and Composition 13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10
Spanish Language and Literature 10
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 150 63
Athletic Training/trainer 4
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 15 32
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 20
Health/health Care Administration/management 6
Music Therapy/therapist 3
Nursing Administration 4
Nursing Education 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 128
History 10 4
History, General 10 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 22 6
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 22
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 6
Human Services, General 39
Public Administration 14
Social Work 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 174
General Studies 174
Mathematics and Statistics 9 3
Mathematics, General 9 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 190 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 190 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 5 4
Environmental Science 5 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 68 6
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 68 6
Physical Sciences 13 1
Chemistry, General 7 1
Geology/earth Science, General 6
Physics, General
Psychology 38 23
Counseling Psychology 11
Psychology, General 38 12
Social Sciences 34 1
Economics, General 3
Political Science and Government, General 13 1
Social Sciences, General 9
Sociology 9
Visual and Performing Arts 60 9
Art/art Studies, General 4 2
Dance, General 2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 11
Fine/studio Arts, General 3 3
Graphic Design 7
Music Performance, General 6
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music, General 25 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business B
Agriculture – General B
Animal Sciences B
Equestrian/Equine Studies B
Pest Management B
Plant Sciences B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

West Texas A & M University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(806) 651-0000
Website:www.wtamu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.applytexas.org
Address:2501 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,901
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,620 (47% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,699
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,945
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,664

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

West Texas A & M University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at West Texas A & M University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences751
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs61
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education7
Engineering2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs55
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences31
Psychology13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences41
Visual and Performing Arts93
Grand total62411

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at West Texas A & M University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services42
Education2
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total105

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at West Texas A & M University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,699
Out-of-state$8,945
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,349
Out-of-state$7,028

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,18386%
Grant or scholarship aid1,00373%$6,664
Student loan aid71852%$5,825

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,09856%$5,353
Federal student loans3,52648%$6,747

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for West Texas A & M University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled West Texas A & M University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1602,7623,398
Percent admitted100%56%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%21%22%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

West Texas A & M University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,901
Undergraduate enrollment7,389
Graduate enrollment2,512

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

West Texas A & M University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English as a Second Language International)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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