Texas A & M University

Texas A & M University

Texas A&M University, also known as A&M or TAMU, is a coeducational, public research university located in College Station, Texas. It was founded in the year 1876. The 2009 U.S. News and World Report ranked Texas A&M University 64th among national universities and 23rd among public universities. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • Education and Human Development
  • George Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Geosciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mays Business School
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University's athletic teams compete in the Big 12 Conference (South Division). They are nicknamed the Aggies.

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Contacting Texas A&M

Texas A & M University
College Station , TX 77843
General Phone: (979) 845-3211

Texas A&M Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,277American studies, Hispanic-American studies, comparative literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Business and Management1,852business management, logistics, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources development, MIS, management science, marketing, ...
Engineering1,512engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Science1,087biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, plant pathology, plant physiology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, entomology, ...
Agricultural Science and Management733agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, farm management, agricultural supply, aquaculture, food processing, agricultural journalism, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy508nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Therapy and Counseling440psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, community health services
Animal Science and Care299animal husbandry, animal science, animal breeding, dairy science, poultry science
Engineering Technician289electronics tech, manufacturing tech, construction engineering tech
Education and Teaching265curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, adult education, agricultural teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering240computer science, network management, computer engineering
Conservation and Resource Management237conservation, environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, forestry, forest management, urban forestry, wildlife management
Architecture and Planning204architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture
Medicine164pre-veterinary, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary physiology, veterinary pathology, veterinary preventive epidemiology
Family and Social Work159food and nutrition, public administration
Mathematics124mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Landscaping and Horticulture123applied horticulture, ornamental horticulture, turf management, agronomy, plant breeding, range management, soil science
Medical Support and Technology76health service and sciences, comparative animal medicine
Real Estate and Construction Management66real estate
Hospitality60tourism and travel
Religion and Philosophy44philosophy
Media24journalism, digital communications, public relations and advertising
Science and Laboratory Technician11nuclear tech
Drama and Performing Arts9drama

Number of programs and degrees for Texas A&M in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8,152100
Master's degree1,93093
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship59479
Doctor's degree - professional practice1291

Texas A&M Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas A&M had a total enrollment of 46,542 students (43,770 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 33%
22-24 23%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Texas A&M Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 86 %

Texas A&M Room and Board (2007)

Texas A&M offers campus housing for 9,776 of its 43,770 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of College Station, 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.

Texas A&M Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520630
SAT Math560670
SAT Writing500610
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2329
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Texas A&M Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,844
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,184
Room and board $ 8,000
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,851

Financial Aid:
Texas A&M participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 363200)

Texas A&M Faculty

Texas A&M has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track322192
Non-tenured and not on tenure track394376

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year803$119,727110$105,597
Associate professoracademic year405$80,017168$75,462
Assistant professoracademic year401$71,154263$64,128
Instructoracademic year14$38,05124$26,721
Lectureracademic year168$45,550224$39,365
No academic rankacademic year52$103,34316$118,391
All faculty totalacademic year1,843$92,588805$65,233

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

Texas A&M Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports49171220

Texas A&M Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
Agriculture, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural Animal Breeding
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Dairy Science
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Urban Forestry
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
Agronomy and Crop Science
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Ornamental Horticulture
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Pre-Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Anatomy (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Physiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Preventive Med Epidemiology/Public Hlth (Cert,MS,PhD)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Molecular Genetics
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Plant Physiology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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