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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.
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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.
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||21:1|
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TAMU Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|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|
|Average Total Aid||$10,984|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||76%|
|Room & Board||$10,400|
- 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
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|
|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|
|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.
|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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