Grad Degree Search: WT in Top 10 Percent of Schools Around the Country

Chip Chandler May 03, 2021
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Grad Degree Search: WT in Top 10 Percent of Schools Around the Country

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University is one of the best schools in the country for graduate students seeking value, according to an independent website.

Grad Degree Search ranked WT in the Top 10 percent for students seeking value from more than 800 schools reviewed around the country.

The University earned 30 different individual awards in Grad Degree Search’s value rankings, including:

“These top rankings and the others accorded to WT in this survey show how serious the University is about providing both value and excellent educational opportunities to our students, especially as we continue to increase the number of graduate programs offered here,” said Dr. Rex Pjesky, associate dean of the Graduate School.

According to Grad Degree Search, its Best Value Rankings were designed to help students find the highest quality graduate education they can afford in the subject matter they are most interested in, whether they have their sights set on a master’s degree, Ph.D. or graduate certificate. Both quality and affordability are factors in the ranking.

A primary goal of WT’s Graduate School is to support programs that lower the cost and debt of graduate education for WT students, as laid out in the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 40 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.