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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Odessa College tuition is $2,088 per year for in-district residents. This is 30% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 47% cheaper than the average Texas in-district tuition of $3,933 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 43rd in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 30th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $690 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,834.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $4,800 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Odessa should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,303.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,294 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,752 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Odessa College is $11,175 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $12,231. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $13,239.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Odessa College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Odessa College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget $11,175
   In-District Tuition$2,088
   Other Fees$690
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,294
   Books and Supplies$1,303
   Room and Board$4,800
Texas Out of District Total Budget $12,689
   In-State Tuition$3,144
   Other Fees$690
   Room and Board$4,800
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,294
   Books and Supplies$1,303

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $12,231 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Odessa College net price for in-state students is $5,993* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

69% of Odessa College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,348. 45 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,376. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Odessa College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Odessa College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,993*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid69%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,348
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants45%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,376

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$4,280
$30,001 to $48,000$5,141
$48,001 to $75,000$7,498
$75,001 to $110,000$9,082
$110,000+$9,626

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,231 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,231. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

54%
50%
-3%

Grants and Scholarships

 54% - $5,348

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Odessa College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 50% - $4,920

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 -3% -  ($331)

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Odessa College
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf18.3% more expensive
Howard College18.3% more expensive
New Mexico Junior College57.3% less expensive
Western Texas College9.4% less expensive
New Mexico State University Carlsbad43.5% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Odessa College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Odessa College is $24,462 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $3,250 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $6,500**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Odessa College.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,572
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,116
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,076
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,620

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Odessa College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Odessa College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$87
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$261
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$131
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$393
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$173
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$519
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$692

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 7% of Odessa College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,920.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Odessa College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $6,500, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $8,065.01. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Odessa College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 69% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $3,250. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Odessa College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Odessa College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$67.21
Amount Borrowed$6,500.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,565.01
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$8,065.01

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Odessa College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Odessa College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $8,065.01 would be needed to afford a $67.21 monthly payment in the example $6,500.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Odessa College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,770 to $3,144. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $24,462.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Odessa College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$16,000$32,001
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$20,421$40,842
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $26,063$52,126
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $30,171$60,342

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Odessa College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Associate's Degree 71 37% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 60 34% cheaper
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 29 18% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 19 39% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 16 30% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 14 32% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 11 34% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 11 35% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 11 23% cheaper
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Associate's Degree 9 15% cheaper
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 8 31% cheaper
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 7 25% cheaper
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 7 35% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 6 32% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 6 33% cheaper
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 6 28% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Education, Other Associate's Degree 4 42% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 4 31% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 4 27% cheaper
Building/Property Maintenance Associate's Degree 4 27% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 34% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 27% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 2 30% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 29% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 32% cheaper
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Associate's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 36% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 1 33% cheaper

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Odessa College or model a student loan.

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Odessa College

Odessa College is a two year community college located in Odessa, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 2,039 and part time is 4,095.  Odessa College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Odessa College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Odessa College
201 W University
Odessa, Texas
79764

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Odessa College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Odessa College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227304 IPEDS survey data.