West Texas A & M University is a public four year institution in Canyon, Texas. Established in 1910, WTAMU has gone through name and location changes and has had its share of controversy, yet has maintained its educational standards throughout. WTAMU is a leader in distance education offering individual courses online as well as three undergrad and two graduate programs that can be completed fully online. The school joined the Texas A & M University System in 1990 and currently has approximately 7000 students enrolled.
WTAMU has over 61 undergraduate degree programs, 45 graduate degree programs, and 1 doctoral program. The school believes in excellence in teaching, research and service, providing quality education and experience to its students through a dedicated faculty and modern facilities.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at WTAMU must meet the minimum requirements of the school. These requirements are calculated based on class placement percentage and ACT score along with the necessary courses completed as per Texas curricula. The financial aid office will assist students in determining financial aid eligibility and meting out awards.
West Texas A & M University plays in the NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference. The school colors are maroon and white and the school mascot is the buffalo.
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants West Texas A&M University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
West Texas A&M University has a total student population of about 9,500, with undergraduate students making up about 77% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $4,700-$5,700
- Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,595
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $290-$350 per unit
- Out-of-State: $320-$380 per unit
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||81%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$6,452|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$5,813|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, West Texas A&M University may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
The overall graduation rate of West Texas A&M University is around 40%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||25%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
West Texas A&M University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Lone Star Conference)
- Basketball (Lone Star Conference)
- Track and Field (Lone Star Conference)
- Football (Lone Star Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by West Texas A&M University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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