Amberton University

Amberton University

Amberton University is located in Garland, Texas. It is a private, non-profit university established in 1971 as an extended campus of Abilene Christian University. It was named Amber University in 1982 and received its present name in 2001. The university's Garland campus occupies an area of about 5 acres. Students are offered programs leading to Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration and Science. Certificate programs are also offered.

Amberton University is meant for non-traditional or adult students, so it does not sponsor any athletic teams. It requires students to be fluent in English and be at least 21 years of age before enrolling. The university also provides distance learning programs, including online bachelor's degree programs in general business and business administration.

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Amberton University
1700 Eastgate Dr
Garland , TX 75041-5595
General Phone: (972) 279-6511

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Amberton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management175business management, accounting, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling115counseling psychology
Liberal Arts29interdisciplinary studies

Number of programs and degrees for Amberton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree554
Master's degree2644

Amberton Student Body

In 2007-2008, Amberton had a total enrollment of 1,586 students (1,032 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 31%
Graduate 69%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 32%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 1%
25-29 15%
30-34 18%
35-39 17%
40-49 32%
50-64 16%
65+ 0%

Amberton Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Garland, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Amberton Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Amberton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Amberton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2259400)

Amberton Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$68,9333$67,667
Associate professorcalendar year3$65,2673$62,300
All faculty totalcalendar year9$67,7116$64,983

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Amberton Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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