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TAMU Points of Pride


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Texas A&M university Points of Pride


General

  • Texas A&M is one of the nation’s largest universities with 69,000 students on the main campus.  The university is supported by nearly 5,000 budgeted staff employees, 2,700 faculty, and more than 10,000 student employees.
  • Texas A&M has branch campuses in Galveston, Texas and Doha, Qatar, and faculty working in multiple locations across the state of Texas (including Dallas, Fort Worth, Round Rock, Corpus Christi, and McAllen).
  • Texas A&M has 133 undergraduate degree programs, 175 master’s degree programs, 92 doctoral degree programs, and 5 professional degree programs.
  • Texas A&M is one of 17 universities in the nation that hold the triple federal designation as a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. These designations recognize the university’s commitment to teaching and research in agriculture, science and engineering, oceanography and marine resources, and aeronautics and space-related fields.
  • Texas A&M is ranked #24 among top public schools in the nation (US News and World Report, 2019).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #12 among national universities (Washington Monthly, 2020).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in the nation for 6-year graduation rates (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 among public universities in Texas for best value (Money, 2018).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 among national public universities for a superior education at an affordable cost (Fisk Guide to Colleges, 2018)


Diversity, Climate and Inclusion

  • Texas A&M was rated as 1 of the top 15 universities demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as a recipient of a Diversity Champion Award and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019.
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in Texas for 4, 5, and 6-year graduation rates overall and for historically underrepresented students (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #5 in the nation for the number of Hispanic/LatinX doctorate recipients (NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2013-2017).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #12 in the nation for the number of Black/African-American doctorate recipients (NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2013-2017).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #2 in the nation in the Best Colleges for Veterans category (USA Today's 2016 College Guide).


Research Excellence

  • Texas A&M University is one of 63 universities affiliated with the Association of American Universities (AAU).
  • Texas A&M University has 19 faculty who belong to the National Academies, 3 Nobel Prize recipients, and 3 Wolf Prize recipients.
  • Texas A&M's annual research expenditures exceed $920 million.
  • Texas A&M is ranked #3 in the nation for National Science Foundation funding (NSF, 2018).


Student Success

  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in Texas for 4, 5, and 6-year graduation rates overall and for historically underrepresented students (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in the nation for 6-year graduation rates (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in the nation for number of students studying abroad, with over 5,000 students traveling to over 100 countries each year (Institute of International Education, 2019).
  • Texas A&M is ranked #1 in the nation for having the most graduates serving as Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Fortune 500 Companies (Fortune, 2019).