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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,377
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $4,453.29 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $5,266.17 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $3,000-$5,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 64.2
Median SAT/ACT 1050/21
% of African American Students 4.9
% of Asian American Students 1.7
% of Hispanic Students 30
% of International Students 1.7
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 335
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 80.3
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 22
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 43
% of Freshmen Who Return 67.1
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2.41

*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.
  • Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year, is a 2005 graduate of WTAMU.
  • 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 Lady Buffs are the Track and Field 2017 Division II Outdoor National Champions.
  • The campus is home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, one of largest history museums in Texas.

At West Texas A&M University, students have the WTAMU experience—an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, instill ethics and solidify values while building skills for success. That, 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 two doctoral programs—a Ph.D. in agriculture and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. Students learn from top faculty in smart classrooms at both the Canyon campus and the WTAMU 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 as well as more than 100 campus organizations and Division II athletics.

Plus, more than $200 million in construction, renovations and campus beautification projects over the past 15 years have transformed the WTAMU landscape. New and improved facilities, including the Agricultural Sciences Complex, a stand-alone WTAMU Amarillo Center, and an under-construction, on-campus football stadium, support the university’s commitment to excellence and contribute to the WTAMU experience while serving a growing and diverse population of approximately 10,000 students.

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