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Texas' proud tradition of publicly funded universities started with Texas A&M. Since its founding, the university has grown and the institution now educates a student body of 59,000 students on the 5,200 acres of land that comprise its College Station campus. The campus is also home to 17 academic colleges that include the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Mays Business School, College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts.

Overview of Texas A&M University – College Station

Those colleges support 130 undergraduate degree programs that provide a foundation of success for alumni. Students at Texas A&M pursue degrees in fields such as finance, educational psychology, aerospace engineering, economics, and sociology, among many others. With so many options, students can pursue a pathway that leads directly to the future they imagine.

Along that path, Aggies also manage to take a break from their studies and pursue non-academic, yet enriching, activities. The 59,000 students are a diverse crowd and there are clubs and organizations that cater to all of their interests. For those who need more physical activity, the campus Rec Center houses indoor climbing, bouldering, aquatics, intramural sports, club sports, squash/handball/racquetball courts, and more facilities for nearly any sport or activity imaginable.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 21:1
Graduation Rate 82%
Year Founded 1871

Student Enrollment

Total Students68,726


Undergraduate Student

Male 28,509
Female 25,282

Graduate Student

Male NA
Female NA

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TAMU Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 21,059
Female 21,417


Male 12,425
Female 12,208

Acceptance Rate58%

Male 59%
Female 57%

Enrollment 10,594

Male 5,467
Female 5,127
Application Fee $75
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations NA
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Decemner 1
Common Application Accepted No

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Before heading off to college, every student and their family needs to assess the financial investment they are placing in an educational institution. Since Texas A&M at College Station is a publicly funded institution of higher education, their tuition rates are lower than competing private institutions. Texas residents who attend A&M see a gross tuition cost of only $12,000 and then another $1,200 covers their books, supplies, and other costs. Non-Texans see a higher tuition bill of $38,000. When living expenses are tallied, the gross cost for Texas residents is $30,000 and $57,000 for non-Texans.

However, once financial aid is factored in, students actually pay a very different net price. After scholarships and grants are tallied, the average net price for A&M is $19,000. Lower income students only pay around $11,000 while the highest income bracket faces an average net cost of $28,000.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $19,237
Average Total Aid $10,984
Students Receiving Financial Aid 76%
Room & Board $10,400

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $12,153
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $38,602
  • Books and Supplies - $1,222
  • Room & Board - $10,400
  • Other - $6,308


Texas A&M University-College Station is one of the finest academic institutions in the state, and that says a lot. Texas' university system is one of the finest in the nation. A&M demonstrates its academic strength by way of a stellar reputation that rests on solid educational statistics. One of the chief statistics they report is their retention rate. That number reflects how many first-time, full-time students return to campus for a second year. There are also numbers for part-timers.

A&M posts a dazzling 93% retention rate for its full-time students and a 90% rate for part-time students. It's clear from this number that students are very pleased with their professors, the curriculum, and even the campus' resources. Such high satisfaction might arise from the fact that A & M supports its students scholastic experience with a relatively favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1. For such a large university to provide such a personal experience is a testament to A&M's dedication to higher education.

On top of the retention rate, A&M reports that 82% of students graduate within six years, with 8% transferring to ostensibly complete their degrees elsewhere. From these numbers, it's clear that A & M provides a strong academic foundation and students are recognizing this.

Student Population Total

Student Population 68,726

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Engineering Majors 2,104 Total Graduates / 16%
Mechanical Engineering 368 Graduates
Civil Engineering, General 247 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 237 Graduates
Chemical Engineering 227 Graduates
All Business Majors 2,009 Total Graduates / 16%
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 386 Graduates
Accounting 347 Graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 283 Graduates
Finance, General 221 Graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,460 Total Graduates / 11%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1,138 Graduates
International/Global Studies 170 Graduates
Nutrition Sciences 119 Graduates
Maritime Studies 22 Graduates
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 1,074 Total Graduates / 8%
Agricultural Economics 224 Graduates
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 218 Graduates
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 163 Graduates
Animal Sciences, General 148 Graduates
All Social Sciences Majors 945 Total Graduates / 7%
Political Science and Government, General 287 Graduates
Economics, General 266 Graduates
Sociology 266 Graduates
Anthropology 55 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 41%

Outcome & Salary

A diploma from Texas A&M is one that pays off. The professional outcomes its graduates report are stellar by any measure. Of their top ten reporting majors, the highest median earnings come from their petroleum engineering majors who report salaries of $82,000. Even the 10th best paid major from A&M, naval architecture and marine engineering, reports a median salary of $69,000 a year. In fact, the top ten earning majors from A&M are engineers or involved in high technology.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $60,600
College Grads Average Salary $74,379
College Grads Mid Career Salary $115,700
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $743,790
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,900,790
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $76,948
10 Year Projected ROI $666,842
20 Year Projected ROI $1,823,842
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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