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Odessa College

Odessa College, informally referred to as OC, is a public two-year junior college based in Odessa, Texas, United States serving the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin.

Location

Address
201 W University Blvd
City
Odessa
State
TX
Zip/Post Code
79764

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
5120
In State Tuition Fees
3090
Out State Tuition Fees
4290
Male Female Ratio
40:60
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Wrangler
Colors
White Blue
Conference
WJCAC

College History

History

Odessa College, informally referred to as OC, is a public two-year junior college based in Odessa, Texas, United States serving the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin. It was established in 1946 and currently enrolls about 5,000 annually in its university-parallel and occupational/technical courses, and 11,000 students annually in its Basic Education, Continuing Education, and Community Recreation courses. Odessa College is home to KXWT, a National Public Radio member station. As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Odessa College is the following: all of Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Loving, Presidio, Reeves, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties, and the Seminole Independent School District, located in Gaines County. The Pecos Technical Training Center is an extension of Odessa College, located at 1000 S. Eddy St, Pecos, Texas. It first opened its doors in the summer of 1999. In 1999, an Odessa doctor and his wife donated a 27,000-square-foot (2,500 m2) building in Pecos to house the new Pecos Technical Training Center of Odessa College. After renovations to the building made possible by an $860,000 Economic Development Administration grant, the center now houses administrative and faculty offices, technical and vocational learning labs and a student lounge. The new center enables OC to improve and expand its long-established extension education program in Pecos.

College Specialty

Specialty

The Mission of the Odessa College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to lead the way in preparing nursing students for practice in a multicultural community within a diverse and changing health care environment; advance the practice of nursing; and provide quality, comprehensive health care in a competent, caring and compassionate manner.

Alumni

Alumni

Roy Orbison, musician Tryon D. Lewis, state representative from Odessa since 2009, former 161st state judicial district judge Joe Melson, American singer and songwriter Danny Mason, former golf coach at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, attended 1957-1959 Ty Murray, Prorodeo 7 time All Around World Champion, 2 time Bull riding Champ George E. "Buddy" West, state representative from Odessa, 1993-2008 Larry Johnson, former NBA basketball player with the Charlotte Hornets and the New York Knicks Stephnie Weir, actress, comedienne and cast member of MadTV Kathy Whitworth, LPGA Hall of Famer Moochie Norris, former NBA player, most famously for the Houston Rockets Jim "Razor" Sharp, Two Time PRCA World Champion Bullrider

Campus

Campus

80 acres (0.32 km2)

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