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Odessa, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Odessa, Texas. Each degree from a Odessa, Texas Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Texas, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Odessa, Texas Colleges and Universities

Odessa, Texas is a city that contributes more than just oil. This town of about 100,000 people also thrives in education and business.

Odessa colleges

The main university in Odessa is the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. This regional university of about 3,600 students offers a number of bachelor's and master's degrees, including an online MBA program. Tuition is low at about $6,500 a year for in-state students and $16,000 for out-of-state students.

If you're looking for even lower tuition, Odessa College is about one-third the cost of most four-year schools. This community college of about 5,000 students offers more than 45 associate degrees and 70 certificate programs. Odessa College even has on-campus housing and an athletic program -- uncharacteristic of the average community college.

Also in Odessa is a Texas Tech University campus. A number of classes and programs are available there in the medical field, including a doctorate degree in physical therapy. All levels of education are offered in Odessa.

Odessa economy

Odessa has long been known for its oil industry and has expanded beyond that in recent years. The mean annual income is about $40,000 and the top employers are in mining and construction (12,800 employees), retail (10,900 employees), and government (10,600 employees).

With an increase in all but two industries in the last year, and an admirable unemployment rate that dropped from about 7 percent to 5 percent in the last half of 2011, Odessa could be a smart move for students and professionals alike.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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