Odessa Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Odessa

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Four or more years; Public; $5,369 average out-state tuition; $4,529 average in-state tuition
Odessa College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,152 average out-state tuition; $3,144 average in-state tuition
American Commercial College-Odessa
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit


Odessa /ˌoʊˈdɛsə/ is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small section of the city extends into Midland County. Odessa's population was 118,918 at the 2010 census, making it the 29th-most populous city in Texas; estimates as of July 2015 indicate a population of 159,436 in the city. It is the principal city of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa combined statistical area, which had a 2010 census population of 278,801; a recent report from the United States Census Bureau estimates that the combined population as of July 2015 is 320,513. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Odessa as the third-fastest growing small city in the United States.

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