Texas A & M University At Galveston

Texas A & M University At Galveston

The Texas A & M University at Galveston, also referred to as TAMUG, was established in 1962. The Galveston Marine Laboratory and the Texas Maritime Academy merged to form the TAMUG. The university offers a combination of maritime and marine courses to the students. Undergraduate degrees in marine sciences, marine biology, marine engineering technology, maritime administration, and ocean and coastal resources are offered to the students. Master degrees in marine resources management are also available.

The students of Texas A & M University at Galveston participate in various activities including sailing. The university sponsors the Varsity Sailing Team, the Offshore Sailing Team, and the Agie Crew. Also, students are also involved in other sports icluding tennis, volleyball, basketball, and baseball. The teams are members of the NCAA, and the Big 12 Conference.

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Texas A & M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston , TX 77554
General Phone: (409) 740-4400

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science96marine biology, oceanography
Business and Management65business management
Transportation35merchant marine officer
Engineering29naval and marine engineering, ocean engineering
Conservation and Resource Management21wetlands management, fisheries sciences
Liberal Arts16interdisciplinary studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2579
Master's degree51

Texas A&M Galveston Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas A&M Galveston had a total enrollment of 1,614 students (1,536 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 61%
Women 39%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 24%
25-29 8%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Texas A&M Galveston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 100 %

Texas A&M Galveston Room and Board (2007)

Texas A&M Galveston offers campus housing for 650 of its 1,536 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Galveston, 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 21 meals per week.

Texas A&M Galveston Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460590
SAT Math490600
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2025

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 SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT51%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,511
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,511
Room and board $ 5,508
Room charge $ 2,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,358
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,160

Financial Aid:
Texas A&M Galveston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 363204)

Texas A&M Galveston Faculty

Texas A&M Galveston 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$131,4340*
Lecturercalendar year8$48,9888$64,429
All faculty totalcalendar year15$87,4638$64,429

*: 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 year15$86,1181*
Associate professoracademic year14$61,2631*
Assistant professoracademic year8$59,2675$55,686
Lectureracademic year17$49,8939$35,790
All faculty totalacademic year54$64,29216$48,894

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

Texas A&M Galveston Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Ocean Engineering

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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