West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX 79016

West Texas A & M University is one of the 43 public 4-year colleges in Texas. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Canyon. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,245 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 797 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%).

Every year 41% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

West Texas A & M University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,375, and fees were $2,471. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,646 and $2,471 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 139
Master's degree 4 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.4%

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96.22 miles away
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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1170
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$316/credit
In State Students$316/credit
Out of State Students$362/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$359/credit
In State Students$359/credit
Out of State Students$397/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,220 $14,220 $16,290
ADN 70 $22,120 $22,120 $25,340
BSN 125 $39,500 $39,500 $45,250
FNP 50 $17,950 $17,950 $19,850
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of West Texas A&M University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,176
Other Federal Grant 1% $1,072
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $4,177
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 37% $2,611
Federal Student Loans 53% $4,832
Private Loans 5% $9,026


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,178
$30,001 to $48,000$11,017
$48,001 to $75,000$14,771
$75,001 to $110,000$17,866
Over $110,000$18,966

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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The Amarillo Garden Club Scholarship

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.

West Texas A&M University
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79016

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