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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,394
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $4,194.42 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $5,125.32 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $3,000-$5,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 67.4
Median SAT/ACT 1060/21
% of African American Students 4.8
% of Asian American Students 1.7
% of Hispanic Students 28.5
% of International Students 1.8
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 320
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 78.3
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 23
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 44
% of Freshmen Who Return 64.6
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2.67

West Texas A&M University

Team Name:

Buffaloes and Buffs and Lady Buffs


2403 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon, TX 79016












Points of Distinction

  • Georgia O’Keeffe was the head of the art department from 1916 to 1918.
  • Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is a 1997 graduate of WTAMU.
  • The Lady Buffs are the 2014 NCAA Division II Softball National Champions.
  • The campus is home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in Texas.

AT WEST TEXAS A&M University, students go for the WTAMU experience—an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, instill ethics, and solidify values while building skills for success. Coupled with low tuition and challenging course offerings makes a degree from WTAMU both attainable and affordable for bright, motivated students regardless of their means.

The university offers 59 undergraduate degree programs, 38 master’s degree programs and one PhD program. Students learn from top faculty in smart classrooms at both our Canyon campus and the Amarillo Center and enjoy access to a variety of activities that contribute to the WTAMU experience. those activities include everything from study abroad opportunities and research initiatives to leadership development programs and internships along with more than 100 campus organizations as well as Division II athletics.

Plus, more than $150 million in construction, renovations and campus beautification projects over the past 15 years have transformed the WTAMU landscape. New and improved facilities include the under-construction Agricultural Sciences Complex and a standalone WTAMU Amarillo Center, support the university’s commitment to excellence and contribute to the WTAMU experience while serving a growing, diverse population.

* Tuition is a flat rate for 15-hour semester, includes fees

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