First, the Senate budget bill, which tells the other side of the story, has not been released.
Second, Odessa College is working with several legislators in both the House and the Senate to ensure the College receives continued financial support from the state government.
Third, the record of Odessa College speaks for itself. In recent years, Odessa College has experienced unprecedented growth in terms of enrollment. Since 2007 enrollment has increased by 21.93% and contact hours have increased by 18.26%. Additionally, services to students, service to the community, as well as campus programs and facilities continue to be enhanced.
We are confident that Odessa College will receive its fair share of state higher education funding when the budget process is completed this spring.
Odessa College is limited in what we choose to say at this time because we understand this is an ongoing process. The college will continue to work closely with our legislators and allow the political process to work itself out. Again, we feel strongly that Odessa College will continue to serve our students and our community very well and long into the future.”