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Located in Odessa, Texas, Odessa College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

2,331 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,952 Avg In-State Tuition

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Odessa College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Odessa College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#4 Best Quality Control Technology Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Odessa College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Schools College Factual
#3 Best Quality Control Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#4 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#4 Best Value Colleges for Mechanic & Repair Technologies College Factual
#13 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#76 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual

Where Is Odessa College?


Contact details for Odessa College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 W University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: 432-335-6400

Can I Afford Odessa College?

$2,952 In-State Tuition
3% Take Out Loans
21.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Odessa College students paid $146 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $177 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,952 $3,846
Fees $552 $552
Books and Supplies $522 $522
On Campus Room and Board $5,895 $5,895
On Campus Other Expenses $2,788 $2,788

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Odessa College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,235 a year. That adds up to $16,940 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Odessa College is 21.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Odessa College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,331 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,019 undergraduate students at Odessa College, with 2,331 being full-time and 4,688 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,331 full-time undergraduates at Odessa College, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Odessa College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 140
Hispanic or Latino 1,514
White 583
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 43

Over 34 countries are represented at Odessa College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Tanzania.

Online Learning at Odessa College

3,065 Took All Classes Online
4,769 Took At Least One Class Online
19.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,769 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Odessa College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Odessa College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Odessa College was 19.1%. This is the #956 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Odessa College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Odessa College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 41 29 0 70
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 65 65
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 0 16 34 50
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 9 38 47
Welding Technology/Welder 23 7 15 45
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 9 12 19 40
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 11 18 29
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 10 2 5 17
Radiologic Technology 0 14 0 14
Surgical Technology 0 7 6 13
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 11 0 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 1 0 9
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 4 0 5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 3 0 1 4
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 2 0 2
Lineworker 0 0 0 0
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 0 0 0 0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 0 0 0
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, & Dining Room Management/Manager 0 0 0 0
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 95 125 201 421


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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