Texas A & M International University

Texas A & M International University

Texas A & M International University, TAMIU, is a public, four-year, co-educational university in Laredo, Texas. TAMIU was established in 1970 as the Texas A&I University at Laredo, and was given its present name in 1993. The university, which sits on a 300 acre campus, offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The colleges of the university are as follows:

  • A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences

TAMIU, which participates in the Heartland Conference, is a member of NCAA Division II. TAMIU fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball. The nickname for TAMIU teams is the Dustdevils. The Student Government Association looks after the interests of the students. The Greek organizations are Alpha Psi Lambda National Incorporated, Delta Psi Alpha Multicultural Co-ed Fraternity, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Delta Lambda, Inc., and Sigma Nu Delta Multi-Cultural Co-ed Society.

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Contacting TAMIU

Texas A & M International University
5201 University Blvd
Laredo , TX 78041-1900
General Phone: (956) 326-2001

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TAMIU Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management307business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS
Education and Teaching283multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, ...
Liberal Arts78Latin American studies, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling53psychology, counseling psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36health and physical education
Science34biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Media12communication studies
Family and Social Work11public administration, social work
Art Studies10art studies
Hospitality0tourism and travel
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree68433
Master's degree29524
Doctor's degree01

TAMIU Student Body

In 2007-2008, TAMIU had a total enrollment of 5,179 students (4,150 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 1%
Hispanic 89%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 19%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

TAMIU Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 41 %

TAMIU Room and Board (2007)

TAMIU offers campus housing for 686 of its 4,150 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

TAMIU Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420430
SAT Math440470
SAT Writing420490
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

TAMIU Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,497
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,241
Room and board $ 6,750
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,205

Financial Aid:
TAMIU participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 965100)

TAMIU Faculty

TAMIU has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$124,3600*
Associate professorcalendar year5$86,9062*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$102,1205$77,093
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$103,8168$76,233

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$83,7202*
Associate professoracademic year28$64,83815$66,652
Assistant professoracademic year42$63,05232$54,302
Instructoracademic year5$39,15020$38,728
All faculty totalacademic year88$65,31569$52,865

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

TAMIU Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports253459

TAMIU Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets TAMIU Apart:

Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%TAMIU Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%TAMIU % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%TAMIU Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%TAMIU % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%TAMIU Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%TAMIU % of degrees in business and management
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%TAMIU % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%TAMIU Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%TAMIU % of degrees in mathematics

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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