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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,110 undergraduate students. The Odessa acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair. Graduating 31% of students, Odessa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,900.
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
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Cost

Net Price
$8,306/ 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
$4,783/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,110Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,172
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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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
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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I love the online courses I am taking. They have always been straight and to the point and all of my professors are very accessible, there are even some who answer questions and emails on their weekends! They've done everything in their power to make sure the success of their students takes first priority if they show effort and determination, as any college student should. I give this college five stars because they've shown me what a five star college show be for a student.
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Many of the professor are personable and provided a high-quality education for the students. I had a lot of great interaction with them. I wish Odessa College could offer a greater variety of courses and programs. The majority of the courses are 8 weeks. I understand that the students want to obtain their degree at a faster rate. I think it lower the quality of the learning experience and the courses increasingly become more difficult. Also, I think the academic advisers are mediocre at best. They mislead the students in several cases. They do not offer any guidance in researching colleges, extracurricular, external scholarships. I thought the professors are more helpful in guiding student with their educational decisions. I feel like the advisers are simply their for the paycheck and often the process of transferring the students. Nevertheless, Odessa College provided me a comfort zone of exploration and made me a greater student. Overall, I enjoy my experience at Odessa College.
The most disappointing thing about Odessa College is the amount of promises made to me by recruiters for the programs I was in that were not fulfilled- not even close. I went toOC for its supposed affordability, after being offered essentially a full-ride scholarship but heads of department that are no longer employed.
Overall, the campus is nice and I enjoyed being there, there is good campus security as well and the officers are very helpful. The instructors are so-so, some are very helpful and want to see you achieve, some clearly just want to get through the day and deal with as little as possible, but also, you get back what you give out, as far as class goes.
The Student Advising services swing wildly between "hot mess" and actually knowing what they are doing, again, it just depends on who you get and in what department.