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The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center.

A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 24,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every one. In 2012, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $820 million to help drive the state’s economy.

Universities

EstablishedJoined A&M System
Texas A&M University
1876 1876
- Texas A&M University at Galveston    
- Texas A&M University at Qatar    
- Texas A&M Health Science Center 1999 1999
Prairie View A&M University 1876 1876
Texas A&M University-Commerce 1889 1996
Tarleton State University 1899 1917
West Texas A&M University 1910 1990
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 1925 1989
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 1947 1989
Texas A&M International University 1970 1989
Texas A&M University-Texarkana 1971 1996
Texas A&M University-Central Texas 2009 1999
Texas A&M University-San Antonio 2009 2000
State Agencies
Texas A&M AgriLife Research 1887  
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 1914  
Texas A&M Forest Service 1915  
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 1915  
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service 1948  
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 1967  
Texas A&M Transportation Institute 1950  
Texas A&M University System Service Units
Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services 
2012  
Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization 
2013  


Each of the 20 members of the A&M System has its own mission, history and goals. The oldest institution and founding member of the A&M System is Texas A&M University, established in 1876. Many of the member universities and agencies joined the A&M System decades after being established. Together, they strive to provide educational programs, outreach and community enhancement services as well as research that will improve the lives of people in Texas and beyond.

  • More than one in five students in a public university in Texas is enrolled in an A&M System institution.
  • Texas A&M consistently ranks in the forefront among public universities in Texas in retention rates—keeping students enrolled and on course for graduation both overall and for African-American and Hispanic students.
  • A&M System students receive about $247 million in scholarships and grants, annually.
  • The A&M System awarded 28,217 degrees in FY 2013.
  • The A&M System’s faculty include recipients of the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, Pulitzer Prize, World Food Prize and Wolf Prize, as well as members in the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
InstitutionWhiteAfrican AmericanHispanicInternationalAsian/Pacific IslanderOtherTotal
Texas A&M University 33,316 1,568 9,346 4,608 2,601  1,780 53,219
Texas A&M University at Galveston 1,685 45 309 22 38 75 2,174
Texas A&M University at Qatar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 543
Prairie View A&M University 271 6,933 458 184 241  163 8,250
Tarleton State University 7,977 818 1,526 79 120  417 10,937
Texas A&M International University 147 56 6,917 223 48 41 7,432
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 4,487 564 4,733 515 252  362 10,913
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 1,504 439 4,674 798 77  285 7,777
West Texas A&M University 5,429 454 1,855 172 109  363 8,382
Texas A&M University-Commerce 5,948 2,141 1,464 689 300 526 11,068
Texas A&M University-Texarkana 1,229 282 172 25 27  70 1,805
Texas A&M University-Central Texas 1,087 590 456 4 79  188 2,404
Texas A&M University-San Antonio 1,010 248 3,040  34  57  123 4,512
Texas A&M Health Science Center 1,148 139 386  144  501  99  2,417
Totals  65,238  14,277 35,336 7,497 4,450  4,492

131,833