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Fortunately for you, Odessa, TX offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Odessa College and University Demographics

There are 108 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as sociology, physical therapy technician/assistant and licensed practical/vocational nurse training offered at Odessa's 3 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is the top-ranked school in Odessa. It was ranked 77th in the nation in 2010. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has a student population of approximately 3,546. The most popular course of study at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is Business.

Tuition

Odessa schools charge an average tuition of $2,263 per year. In Odessa, tuition rates can vary from $4,900 per year to $1,890 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Odessa College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Odessa colleges received an estimated $22,301,698 in financial aid. Of this aid, $21,777,704 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $7,980,201, which was given by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Odessa Student Demographics

Approximately 1% of Texas students were enrolled in Odessa colleges in 2010. That is 8,859 students. Odessa College had the most number of students of any college in Odessa, with 5,132 students. American Commercial College-Odessa, with 181 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Odessa schools, 54 return to start their second year of college. For every 100 students who enroll in Odessa schools, 24 eventually graduate. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has the highest graduation rate in Odessa, with 32% of students graduating. Odessa College has the lowest rate, with 9% graduating.

Diversity

Approximately 62% of students enrolled in Odessa schools are female. 32 students are over 24 years old for every 100 college students In Odessa, . In 2009, 51 in 100 college students in Odessa identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The Odessa school with the highest percentage of minority students was American Commercial College-Odessa, with 62% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Odessa Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Odessa colleges and universities employed a total of 934 faculty. Of these faculty members, 39% were female and 65% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, Odessa colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 12 students. Texas School of Business East Inc had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Odessa, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 1,810 $25,930 $25,000 8.4%
2
Office Clerks, General 1,700 $24,850 $28,240 65.0%
3
Construction Laborers 1,190 $25,960 $33,590 -11.2%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,060 $26,560 $32,000 -12.4%
5
General and Operations Managers 1,050 $113,190 $113,100 -3.7%
6
Registered Nurses 960 $60,880 $67,720 2.1%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 900 $31,760 $35,340 23.3%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 670 $48,340 $50,770 17.5%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 660 $65,900 $62,260 50.0%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 600 $38,510 $39,890 1.7%
11
Cooks, Fast Food 570 $17,970 $18,540 256.3%
12
Electricians 460 $52,280 $51,810 64.3%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 400 $40,470 $45,860 -31.0%
14
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $41,110 $38,200 0.0%
15
Cooks, Restaurant 330 $20,570 $23,260 43.5%
16
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 330 $22,510 $25,140 -8.3%
17
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $37,760 $41,360 -23.1%
18
Accountants and Auditors 280 $68,920 $68,960 7.7%
19
Medical Secretaries 280 $26,880 $31,820 300.0%
20
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $39,750 $50,360 136.4%
21
Billing and Posting Clerks 230 $27,880 $33,270 4.5%
22
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $51,000 $55,620
23
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $46,520 $42,250 27.8%
24
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $100,900 $86,570
25
Carpenters 170 $33,990 $43,890 -19.0%
26
Security Guards 170 $21,800 $26,870 -5.6%
27
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $26,410 $29,200 21.4%
28
Medical Assistants 160 $25,650 $29,760
29
Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $29,570 $30,100
30
Pharmacy Technicians 140 $29,630 $29,330 7.7%
31
Petroleum Engineers 130 $84,860 $127,970
32
Lawyers 130 $136,570 $129,440 116.7%
33
Food Service Managers 120 $47,840 $52,220 50.0%
34
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $25,020 $37,070 100.0%
35
Administrative Services Managers 120 $71,260 $84,390 0.0%
36
Construction Managers 100 $77,100 $94,240 25.0%
37
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $27,890 $35,010 66.7%
38
Surgical Technologists 90 $35,930 $41,310 28.6%
39
Legal Secretaries 90 $37,620 $43,270
40
Dental Assistants 90 $28,950 $34,140
41
Industrial Production Managers 90 $125,510 $95,660 80.0%
42
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $37,580 $44,860
43
Financial Managers 80 $111,660 $116,970 -27.3%
44
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $48,130 $60,160 33.3%
45
Loan Officers 80 n/a $65,900
46
Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $61,890 $69,880
47
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $40,260 $52,120
48
Advertising Sales Agents 70 $38,100 $55,020 16.7%
49
Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $92,260 $93,670 -36.4%
50
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 $30,430 $33,300