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 125,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 28,000 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 2011, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $780 million to help drive the state’s economy.
Universities Established Joined A&M System
Texas A&M University 1876 1876
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
Texas A&M Health Science Center 1999 1999
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Each of the 21 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 received about $247 million in scholarships and grants annually.
- The A&M System awarded 27,408 degrees in FY 2012.
- 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.