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Faculty Teaching

  Fall 2000 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Point Change
Fall 2000 to
Fall 2014
33. Tenured/tenure-track faculty teaching lower-division SCH 52.9% 46.2% 40.7% - 12.2

Student/Faculty Ratio

34. Full-time student equivalents (FTSE) divided by full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty.

  Fall 2000 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 % Change
Fall 2000 to
Fall 2014
FTSE/FTFE Ratio 5,218 241 22:1 6,706 311 22:1 7,064 331 21:1 - 1.1% 

State and National Exams Success

35. Certification and licensure rates

  FY 2000 FY 2014 FY 2015 Point Change
FY 2012 to
FY 2015
Nursing 96.4% 98.0% 97.7% 0.7
90.0% 100.0% N/A

Tenured/Tenure-Track FTE Faculty

Out-Of-State Peers   Fall 2000 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Point Change
Fall 2000 to
Fall 2014
36. Percent of FTE teaching faculty who are tenured/tenure-track 60.1% 55.9% 47.7% - 12.4

Quality Enhancement Plan

37. Quality Enhancement Plan, Including Reaffirmation Year

West Texas A&M University has dedicated itself to enriching the complete student through a cohesive, thoughtful, and challenging Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) plan to engage the first year student. The QEP focuses on developing and implementing a program of initiatives for first year students that:
• Enhance collaborative learning
• Enrich educational experiences
• Establish climate for interdisciplinary exchange
• Cultivate leadership skills
• Develop community partnerships
For more information about these programs and to read the QEP plan, please navigate to the following website: http://www.wtamu.edu/quality/wtamuqep.pdf

Excellent Programs

38. Excellent Programs

Highlighted Excellent Programs 1

The mission of the College of Business at WTAMU is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate business education with a global perspective and ethical awareness. The MBA program is accredited by the AACSB. The online MBA program is ranked 36th in the nation and 3rd in the state of Texas by US News & World Report for 2016, and ranked 7th in the nation for affordability. The campus MBA program is ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation by The Financial Engineer. Program recognition attracts students across Texas and from over 40 different states. Opportunities include video production in the Ray Bain Studio, an annual study abroad trip, a student-managed portfolio with asset value of over $1 million, 3 discipline-specific teams that compete in national competitions, 7 student networking organizations, and 3 student outreach organizations. Donation of funds creates 16 endowed professorship positions, 12 named classrooms, and 3 specialized learning spaces. The gainful placement rate within 3-months of graduation for MBA students in 2015 is 91% and the average starting salary of those seeking full-time employment in a new position is approximately $64,000 per year.

Highlighted Excellent Programs 2

The Department of Nursing at West Texas A&M University has educated undergraduate and graduate nurses for over 40 years. The Department’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For the past five years, WT’s Nursing Department has received commendations from the Texas Board of Nursing with our first time licensing (NCLEX) pass rates consistently over 95%. Our online RN-BSN program is experiencing very rapid enrollment growth and was identified in 2015 by TopRNtoBSN.com as the 2nd most cost-effective; and 37th in quality for the United States; while the online MSN was recognized as a top curriculum for 2014, and in 2015 the 2nd most cost-effective program for out-of-state students by U.S. News and World Report. We partner with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Amarillo College in SimCentral, which provides students from multiple schools and disciplines experience in high fidelity simulation education.

Website http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/nursing.aspx
BSN Handbook http://www.wtamu.edu/webres/File/Academics/College%20of%20Nursing%20and%20Health%20Sciences/Department%20of%20Nursing/BSN-handbook.pdf

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