Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, also known as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or TAMU-CC, is a state university located in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Ward Island. It was founded in the year 1947. The university is part of the Texas A&M University System. TAMU-CC offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate programs. The university is organized into the following divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Technology

Island Waves is the official student-run newspaper at TAMU-CC. The athletics department of this university is a member of the Southland Conference. The official mascot is Izzy the Islander and the sports teams are nicknamed the Islanders.

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Contacting Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi , TX 78412-5503
General Phone: (361) 825-5700

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management354business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts305Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, cartography, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching233curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine166registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist
Science137biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology
Therapy and Counseling109psychology
Media104communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy78health and physical education, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement76criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering38computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management27environmental science
Medical Support and Technology22health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Art Studies21art studies
Engineering Technician14mechanical engineering tech
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Family and Social Work11public administration
Agricultural Science and Management5aquaculture
Fine Arts4fine arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree39925
Bachelor's degree1,32434
Doctor's degree312

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas A&M Corpus Christi had a total enrollment of 8,563 students (7,595 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 5%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 8%
20-21 22%
22-24 27%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 55 %

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Room and Board (2007)

Texas A&M Corpus Christi offers campus housing for 1,340 of its 7,595 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Corpus Christi, 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 Corpus Christi Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,236
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,980
Room and board $ 8,648
Room charge $ 5,625
Books and supplies $ 935
Other expenses $ 2,197

Financial Aid:
Texas A&M Corpus Christi participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1116100)

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Faculty

Texas A&M Corpus Christi 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
Professoracademic year66$84,77431$72,102
Associate professoracademic year53$63,82531$64,643
Assistant professoracademic year34$61,42736$56,425
All faculty totalacademic year153$72,32998$63,984

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

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division I Independents
Baseball Division I Independents
Track Division I Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports41849

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
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