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West Texas A & M University
West Texas A & M University 2501 4th Ave Canyon, TX 79016 Phone: (806) 651-0000
  • General Information
    About West Texas A & M University

    West Texas A&M University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, is a student-centered, learning community dedicated to educating tomorrow's leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate programs. The University serves as the principal academic and cultural center of a multi-state region and is a significant catalyst for economic development by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through education, research and consultation. Its faculty and staff prepare students for leadership roles both in their chosen careers and as citizens of the nation and the world. West Texas A&M University is committed to providing a technology-rich education, constantly improving its academically challenging educational experience, and engaging students through effective teaching and practical experiences involving inquiry, discussion, research, creative activities, experiential learning and service. The University is committed to the intellectual, professional and social growth of students by providing an education grounded in the liberal arts and opportunities to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, an understanding of cultural diversity, a commitment to ethical behavior, an appreciation for the fine arts and humanities, and a desire for life-long learning.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,594
    Percent Admitted 72%
    Men Admitted 70%
    Women Admitted 75%
    Full Time Retention Rate 64%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 440 550
      Math 460 560
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 17 23
      Math 18 24
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 8,986
    Native American 82
    Asian 152
    African American 427
    Hispanic 1,587
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,146
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 460

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