Texas A & M University Commerce

Texas A & M University Commerce

Texas A&M University Commerce, also known as TAMU-C, is a member of the Texas A&M University System and is located in Commerce, Texas. It was originally founded as East Texas Normal College in 1889. The university confers a variety of degrees and certificates to the students. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business & Technology
  • College of Education & Human Services

The East Texan is the weekly student-run newspaper of TAMU-C. The university is part of the Lone Star Conference (Division II) and its sports teams are nicknamed the Lions. They participate in various sports such as football, basketball, golf, soccer, cross country, volleyball, and track and field.

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Contacting Texas A&M Commerce

Texas A & M University-Commerce
2600 South Neal
Commerce , TX 75429-3011
General Phone: (903) 886-5081

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts663Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, library science, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, political science, ...
Business and Management477business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching408educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, agricultural teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling104psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology
Family and Social Work92social work
Computer Science and Engineering74computer and info science, information science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy72health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Engineering Technician61industrial tech, construction engineering tech
Science49biology, chemistry, physics, atomic physics
Media41journalism, radio and television, public relations, animation and special effects
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety, criminology
Agricultural Science and Management30agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural economics
Fine Arts22fine arts
Music21music, music performance
Medical Support and Technology21health service and sciences
Photography and Commercial Art18commercial art, photography
Animal Science and Care16animal science
Drama and Performing Arts11drama
Design7graphic design
Law6legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science, wildlife management
Engineering4industrial engineering
Landscaping and Horticulture2agronomy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,28058
Master's degree94835
Doctor's degree386

Texas A&M Commerce Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas A&M Commerce had a total enrollment of 8,813 students (6,914 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 19%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 11%
20-21 14%
22-24 20%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Texas A&M Commerce Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 35 %

Texas A&M Commerce Room and Board (2007)

Texas A&M Commerce offers campus housing for 1,958 of its 6,914 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Commerce, 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 Commerce Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400530
SAT Math410540
SAT Writing400510
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,130
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,380
Room and board $ 6,650
Room charge $ 3,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,140

Financial Aid:
Texas A&M Commerce participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 356500)

Texas A&M Commerce Faculty

Texas A&M Commerce has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6740
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4839

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year11$52,9203$40,951
All faculty totalcalendar year12$54,0943$40,951

*: 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 year30$78,9908$72,987
Associate professoracademic year28$63,95715$56,877
Assistant professoracademic year82$58,70145$54,782
Instructoracademic year16$48,32028$44,863
All faculty totalacademic year156$62,48196$53,733

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

Texas A&M Commerce Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports73340

Texas A&M Commerce Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Graphic Design

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

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Industrial Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Atomic/Molecular Physics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Texas A&M Commerce Apart:

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Top 5%Texas A&M Commerce Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 8%Texas A&M Commerce % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Texas A&M Commerce Number of students
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 14%Texas A&M Commerce Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 16%Texas A&M Commerce % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 16%Texas A&M Commerce Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 16%Texas A&M Commerce % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 19%Texas A&M Commerce % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 20%Texas A&M Commerce Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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