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Odessa College Demographics & Diversity

Odessa, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Odessa College are mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Odessa College students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 6%
Hispanic 59%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 62% more female students than male students enrolled at Odessa College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Odessa College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Odessa College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Odessa College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,704
Women 4,379

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Odessa College serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Odessa College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,302 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,083
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.8%
Part time Undergrads 61.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227304 IPEDS survey data for Odessa College.