West Texas A & M University

2501 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79016-0001

About West Texas A & M University

West Texas A & M University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,250
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time69%
 % Part-time31%
Race/Ethnicity% White70.7%
 % Black4.8%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino19.3%
 % Native American1.0%
 % Race Unknown0.2%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted72%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled45%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT45%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT75%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,834
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,274
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid77%
 % Undergraduates with Loans50%
 % Undergraduates with Grants52%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,384
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,750
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,000
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,500
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,500

Neighborhood Data for the Canyon Area

Median Age26.5
Median Household Income$37,950
Total Population13,254
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total43.6% 56.4%
 Age 0-950.0%50.0%
 Age 10-1743.5%56.5%
 Age 18-2430.9%69.1%
 Age 25-2954.9%45.1%
 Age 30-3950.7%49.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White88.6%
 % Black1.9%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino15.4%
 % Native American1.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,384
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,750
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$540
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50049.0%46.2%17.7%
 $500 to $74915.7%50.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%3.1%33.2%
 Over $100035.3%0.0%6.1%
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