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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.

The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.

UniversitiesEstablishedJoined A&M System
Texas A&M University 18761876
Prairie View A&M University 18761876
Texas A&M University-Commerce18891996
Tarleton State University 18991917
West Texas A&M University 19101990
Texas A&M University-Kingsville19251989
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi19471989
Texas A&M International University19701989
Texas A&M University-Texarkana19711996
Texas A&M University-Central Texas20091999
Texas A&M University-San Antonio20092000
Texas A&M Health Science Center19991999

AgenciesEstablished
Texas A&M AgriLife Research 1887
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station1914
Texas A&M Forest Service1915
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 1915
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service1948
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory1967
Texas A&M Transportation Institute1950

Texas A&M University System Service UnitsEstablished
Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services
2012
Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization
2013

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.