About Texas A&M University
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Texas A&M University is a world-class research university with top-10 ranked programs and nationally recognized faculty. The following gives a glimpse of the institute.
Texas A&M University is a public institution and has 8 campuses in Texas which are located in College Station (main campus), Corpus Christi, Central Texas, Commerce, Kingsville, System Office, San Antonio, and Texarkana.
The institute owes its existence to the Morrill Act, approved by the United States Congress on July 2, 1862. This act provided for a donation of public land to the states for the purpose of funding higher education whose "leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts."
Texas A&M underwent many changes in the 1960s under the presidency of Gen. James Earl Rudder. Under his tenure the college diversified, opening its doors to African-Americans and formally admitting women. Participation in the Corps of Cadets was also made voluntary. In 1963, the Texas state legislature officially renamed the school to Texas A&M University, with the "A" and "M" being a symbolic link to the school's past but no longer officially standing for "Agricultural and Mechanical."
While membership in the Corps of Cadets became voluntary in 1965, the Corps has nonetheless continued to play a key role in the university. The Corps is often referred to as the "Keepers of the Spirit" and "Guardians of Tradition." Texas A&M remains one of only six senior military colleges, and the Corps of Cadets is the largest uniformed body outside the national service academies. As such, it has historically produced more officers than any other institution in the nation other than the academies.
Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity.
It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the 21st century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of pre-eminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened in 1997 on the west campus, making Texas A&M one of only a few universities to host a presidential library on their campus. President Bush maintained an active role in the university, hosting and participating in special events organized through the library.
The student population in their main campus at College Station is around 68679
The institute has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
It offers more than 130 undergraduate degrees, plus 268 graduate and professional degrees as options for study.
Online Education at Texas A&M University
Distance Education offered at Texas A&M University are web-based courses and classified into two categories i.e, Web-Based On-Campus and Web-based Off-Campus. Students can pursue the program of their choice at their own pace and schedule.
Online learning is flexible and helps students with different styles of learning.
Distance Education at the university offers programs in which a student may complete more than one-half of the semester credit hours required for the program through a combination of distance education courses.
Texas A&M University is a unique institution in the higher education landscape, recognized in many different ways for its combination of excellence, affordability, and ability to develop leaders of character who have an impact on the state, nation, and world.
Texas A&M University was ranked by US News recently in 2020 in the following categories
#70 in National Universities (tie)
#76 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
#78 in Best Value Schools
#52 in Most Innovative Schools (tie)
#96 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
#27 in Top Public Schools (tie)
On the Forbes list, it was ranked
#103 in Top Colleges 2019,
#26 in Public Colleges,
#60 In Research Universities,
#18 In The South,
#45 America's Best Value Colleges 2019
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Texas A&M University tuition and fees can vary, depending on a student's classification, residency status, personal needs, and spending habits.
The Net price amounts up to $19118, The Average annual cost totals around $8308, whereas for books and supplies, room and board, & other fees the costs are $1200, $10436, and $3562 respectively.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$67,194 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The types of financial aids include:
The types of financial aid applicants are offered is based on the data provided on their financial aid and/or scholarship application. Financial aid is either need-based or non-need based. Financial need, and need-based aid eligibility, is determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance (COA). Students are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their COA.
Texas A&M University federal school code is 003632.
The various financial provisions at the university are mentioned below.
Federal aid awarded include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, Direct PLUS, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins.
State Aid include Texas Public Education Grant, Texas Grant, and International Texas Public Education Grants.
Institutional Aid provided is the Presidents Endowed Scholarship, Lechner Scholarship, McFadden Scholarship, and the President’s Achievement Scholarship.
Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Tuition Assistance are the Military Aid awarded.
Students receiving gift aid
percentage - 56%,
average amount - $9597
percentage – 23%
average amount - $4873
percentage – 24%
average amount - $5422
institutional grant aid
percentage – 54%
average amount - $5438
Texas A&M University's FAFSA code is 003632.