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 West Texas A & M University

West Texas A & M University - Canyon, TX

2501 4th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001

General information:(806)651-0000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:7,886(6,498 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,494 $5,834 $6,008 -3%
Out-of-state $12,142 $13,274 $13,448 -1%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,726 $6,384 $6,566 -3%
Other $3,750 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,450 $7,750 $7,850 -1%
Other $4,300 $4,500 $4,500 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,300 $4,500 $4,500 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,970 $17,218 $17,574 0%
Off Campus $18,244 $19,084 $19,358 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,794 $11,334 $11,508 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $22,618 $24,658 $25,014 -4%
Off Campus $24,892 $26,524 $26,798 0%
Off Campus with Family $17,442 $18,774 $18,948 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,070
In-state fees $1,938
Out-of-state tuition $11,510
Out-of-state fees $1,938
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,556
In-state fee $1,544
Out-of-state tuition $9,550
Out-of-state fees $1,544
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 933 76% --
Grant or scholarship aid 793 65% $5,339,127 $6,733
Federal grants 468 38% $2,247,658 $4,803
Pell grants 452 37% $1,942,808 $4,298
Other federal grants 378 31% $304,850 $806
State/local government grant or scholarships 466 38% $2,187,466 $4,694
Institutional grants or scholarships 416 34% $904,003 $2,173
Student loan aid 527 43% $3,364,234 $6,384
Federal student loans 495 40% $2,750,198 $5,556
Other student loans 104 8% $614,036 $5,904
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,756 58% $20,949,930 $5,578
Pell grants 2,426 38% $9,789,784 $4,035
Federal student loans 3,790 59% $31,992,362 $8,441

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,226 $9,562 $10,282
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,918 $6,185 $6,056
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,584 $6,273 $7,602
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,863 $11,227 $11,649
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,401 $14,242 $15,417
$110,001 and more $13,961 $14,943 $16,467

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,886
Undergraduate enrollment 6,498
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 844
Graduate enrollment 1,388
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,096 1,974 2,122
Percent admitted 69% 69% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 69% 31% 29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 586 48%
ACT 894 74%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 540
SAT Math 450 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3231
Baseball 39-
Basketball 1512
Equestrian -38
Football 163-
Golf 77
Soccer 4926
Softball -19
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1925 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/01/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/25/1999 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/25/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1965 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations1510 20
Liquor law violations322623
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 14820
Liquor law violations 272522
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 12714
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 11714
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11.1%
Number in default177
Number in repayment1,594

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00366500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Master's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations10-4
Agricultural Business and Management, General9--
Agricultural Communication/Journalism8--
Agriculture, General231-
Agronomy and Crop Science5-8
Animal Sciences, General15-9
Equestrian/Equine Studies14--
Category total84121
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General7-14
Biotechnology3--
Wildlife Biology13--
Category total76-14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting34-23
Business Administration and Management, General29-48
Business/Commerce, General35--
Business/Managerial Economics1--
Finance, General4-10
Management Information Systems, General12-2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General23-9
Category total167-92
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising16--
Broadcast Journalism23--
Communication, General--13
Journalism4--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14--
Category total57-13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science4--
Category total4--
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--12
Curriculum and Instruction--5
Education, General--3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--30
Educational/Instructional Technology--15
Reading Teacher Education--1
Special Education and Teaching, General--2
Category total--68
Engineering Colleges
Mechanical Engineering27--
Category total27--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General7-8
Category total7-8
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General28-3
Category total28-3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature5--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer3-1
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General18-16
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--20
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--7
Music Therapy/Therapist2--
Nursing Education--1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse99-3
Category total122-48
History Colleges
History, General15-7
Category total15-7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration22--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--4
Category total22-4
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies163--
Category total163--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General9-4
Category total9-4
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other210-4
Category total210-4
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science8-5
Category total8-5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1-14
Category total69-14
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2-4
Geology/Earth Science, General2--
Category total16-4
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--7
Psychology, General2-7
School Psychology--4
Category total37-18
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration17--
Social Work38--
Category total55--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General7-1
Social Sciences, General8--
Sociology10--
Category total25-1
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General5-2
Dance, General2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General13--
Fine/Studio Arts, General9-1
Graphic Design13--
Music Performance, General2--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General20-21
Musical Theatre5--
Category total73-24
Grand total211352