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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Odessa is a public college located in Odessa, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,766 undergraduate students. The Odessa acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 29% of students, Odessa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,900.
201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,317/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,410/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,766Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,317
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
81%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.21 responses
48%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.21 responses
57%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.7 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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I am extremely disappointed in the "Business Professions Department" of Odessa College. Assignments remained ungraded for over thirty days. When questioned, the instructor put a grade on six assignments within an hour, offered no engagement or feedback on the course subject and responded to my concerns about his grading practices with a generalized mumbo jumbo that offered no explanation and was clearly intended to confuse and/ or distract. The instructor from last term was even worse. I told myself last term that I would give OC one more chance. While this terms instructor was certainly more engaged and willing to assist than the previous instructor, it is simply not acceptable that assignments go ungraded for over thirty days in an 8-week term. I will not be returning to OC any time soon. I am deeply committed to supporting my local community. However, Odessa College just lost my support. I will take my money and my expectations and go elsewhere for my continued education.
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I am extremely disappointed in the "Business Professions Department" of Odessa College. Assignments remained ungraded for over thirty days. When questioned, the instructor put a grade on six assignments within an hour, offered no engagement or feedback on the course subject and responded to my concerns about his grading practices with a generalized mumbo jumbo that offered no explanation and was clearly intended to confuse and/ or distract. The instructor from last term was even worse. I told myself last term that I would give OC one more chance. While this terms instructor was certainly more engaged and willing to assist than the previous instructor, it is simply not acceptable that assignments go ungraded for over thirty days in an 8-week term. I will not be returning to OC any time soon. I am deeply committed to supporting my local community. However, Odessa College just lost my support. I will take my money and my expectations and go elsewhere for my continued education.
A very affordable college option, particularly for students wanting to build their college portfolio before transferring to a larger university, or for individuals wanting to boost their careers with vocational training and certifications. The school goes above and beyond to offer opportunities for people who want them, with easy payment options, online and hybrid classes, and even weekend school for those who work during the week. The academics are challenging, yet professors are understanding and encouraging. For such a small school, Odessa College offers a lot to the community.