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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,390
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $4,120.33 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $5,034.71 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $3,000-$5,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 66.9
Median SAT/ACT 950/21
% of African American Students 5.1
% of Asian American Students 1.4
% of Hispanic Students 26.9
% of International Students 1.8
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 318
% of Male/% of Female Students 44/56
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 80
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 25
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 44
% of Freshmen Who Return 65.5
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 3.34

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

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, largest history museum in Texas.

At West Texas A&M University, we offer our students the WTAMU experience—an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, instill ethics and solidify values while building skills for success. That, coupled with our low tuition and challenging course offerings, makes a degree from WTAMU both attainable and affordable for bright, motivated students regardless of their means.

West Texas A&M University is recognized as one of the “Best Colleges in the West” by The Princeton Review. The University offers 58 undergraduate degree programs, 39 master’s degree programs and one Ph.D. program, and many of those academic programs are ranked on U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges List.” Students learn from top faculty in smart classrooms at both the Canyon campus and the Amarillo Center and enjoy access to a variety of activities that contribute to the WTAMU experience, including study abroad opportunities, research initiatives, leadership development programs, and internships, along with more than 100 campus organizations and Division II athletics.

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, including a soon-to-be constructed agriculture sciences complex, support the university’s commitment to excellence and contribute to the WTAMU experience while serving a growing and diverse population of almost 9,500 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories.

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