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IPEDS ID: 228723
OPE ID: 00363200
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Texas A & M University-College Station
805 Rudder Tower, College Station, Texas 77843-1244
General information:  (979) 845-3211
Website:  www.tamu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  50,627 (40,103 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty2,268238
Instructional2,245232
Research and public service236
Total graduate assistants-1,296
Instructional-1,296
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$8,387$8,421$8,506$8,5060.0%
Out-of-state$22,817$23,811$25,035$25,1260.4%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,340$1,272$1,246-2.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,008$8,200$8,400$8,4500.6%
Other$2,776$2,762$2,734$2,8494.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,008$8,200$8,400$8,4500.6%
Other$2,776$2,762$2,734$2,8494.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,776$2,762$2,734$2,8494.2%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$20,521$20,723$20,912$21,0510.7%
Off Campus$20,521$20,723$20,912$21,0510.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,513$12,523$12,512$12,6010.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,951$36,113$37,441$37,6710.6%
Off Campus$34,951$36,113$37,441$37,6710.6%
Off Campus with Family$26,943$27,913$29,041$29,2210.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$5,437
In-state fees$2,813
Out-of-state tuition$13,933
Out-of-state fees$2,813
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid15,88878%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,61461%$40,772,906$8,837
Federal grants1,76223%$7,907,687$4,488
Pell grants1,72923%$7,367,039$4,261
Other federal grants78510%$540,648$689
State/local government grant or scholarships2,97039%$12,004,852$4,042
Institutional grants or scholarships3,89051%$20,860,367$5,363
Student loan aid2,69736%$15,989,937$5,929
Federal student loans2,64835%$13,253,027$5,005
Other student loans3655%$2,736,910$7,498
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid122,22956%$176,340,987$7,933
Pell grants8,63122%$34,475,718$3,994
Federal student loans14,58837%$91,964,342$6,304
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$11,808$11,550$12,417
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$4,110$4,010$5,089
$30,001 – $48,000$7,462$6,662$7,775
$48,001 – $75,000$12,680$12,536$13,578
$75,001 – $110,000$16,550$16,764$17,482
$110,001 and more$18,757$18,875$19,146
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment50,627
Undergraduate enrollment40,103
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,910
Graduate enrollment10,524
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants31,38715,93315,454
Percent admitted69%67%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled47%47%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT8,79586%
ACT5,65555%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520630
SAT Math550660
SAT Writing490610
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2229
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 87%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 80%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 46%
6-year: 80%
8-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 76%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 76%
Asian: 81%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
White: 82%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 72%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations324d8d--
Agricultural and Food Products Processing23---
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding-6d6d-
Agricultural Animal Breeding-02-
Agricultural Business and Management, General3519--
Agricultural Communication/Journalism102---
Agricultural Economics1461615-
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling1---
Agriculture, General47---
Agronomy and Crop Science3635-
Animal Sciences, General73196-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production126---
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General6012-
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management8---
Food Science-131-
Ornamental Horticulture0---
Poultry Science52d6d3d-
Range Science and Management882-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-24-
Turf and Turfgrass Management16---
Category total1,057d101d46d-
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture85385-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning22236-
Landscape Architecture2614--
Category total1337511-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--0-
Women's Studies9---
Category total9-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry41714-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General24236-
Biomedical Sciences, General270335-
Biotechnology-18--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology22---
Entomology2744-
Environmental Biology4---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography8051-
Microbiology, General1812-
Molecular Genetics2365-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-55-
Plant Physiology--3-
Toxicology--1-
Zoology/Animal Biology32-7-
Category total7598253-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting3151125-
Business Administration and Management, General1841753-
Finance, General254873-
Human Resources Development110---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-19d--
Management Science222---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General161261-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---4d
Operations Management and Supervision-19--
Real Estate-51--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General186---
Tourism and Travel Services Management68---
Transportation/Mobility Management901--
Category total1,590490d124d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General23629-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia39---
Technical and Scientific Communication-3--
Category total27559-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Graphics4913--
Computer Science71529-
Information Science/Studies-121--
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager45---
Category total1651869-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-43d7d-
Agricultural Teacher Education-26d13d-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-6d--
Curriculum and Instruction-121d32d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-37d27d-
Educational/Instructional Technology-8d--
Health Teacher Education-15d4d-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-1--
Special Education and Teaching, General-6d--
Category total-263d83d-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering773114-
Agricultural Engineering35d13d10d-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering681510-
Chemical Engineering140513-
Civil Engineering, General1959135-
Computer Engineering, General644310-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1327542-
Engineering, General--2-
Industrial Engineering173d84d8d-
Materials Engineering-7d18d-
Mechanical Engineering2294833-
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering20---
Nuclear Engineering402911-
Ocean Engineering53214-
Petroleum Engineering143d62d24d-
Category total1,369d524d234d-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician179---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician28---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician63---
Category total270---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General226520-
Category total226520-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General132---
Category total132---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General9---
French Language and Literature9---
German Language and Literature2---
Russian Language and Literature5---
Spanish Language and Literature400--
Category total650--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-7--
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling37---
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-1--
Health and Wellness, General201---
Veterinary Medicine--131-
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology--1-
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health-0--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General--2-
Category total2388134-
History
History, General21945-
Category total21945-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology19---
Category total19---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General41---
Mathematics, General59d25d13d-
Statistics, General-31d10d-
Category total100d56d23d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies162---
Marine Sciences9---
Maritime Studies17---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other663---
Nutrition Sciences-104-
Category total851104-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science125---
Environmental Studies35---
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management10d2d--
Forestry, General52--
Natural Resources Management and Policy0---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General22d28d8d-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management1512--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management96d4d--
Category total308d48d8d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science235207-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General13---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies70d11d8d-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management121d25d--
Category total439d56d15d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2051-
Category total2051-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General2474-
Chemistry, General57738-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3---
Geology/Earth Science, General40175-
Geophysics and Seismology1062-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science-84-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-715-
Physics, General161612-
Category total1506880-
Psychology
Community Psychology--2-
Counseling Psychology--12-
Educational Psychology-2914-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--3-
Psychology, General45284-
School Psychology--10-
Category total4523745-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-60--
Category total-60--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician-5--
Category total-5--
Social Sciences
Anthropology5298-
Economics, General1915310-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography24---
Geography2165-
International Relations and Affairs-67d-5d
Political Science and Government, General17952-
Sociology15937-
Category total626143d325d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer41---
Category total41---
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General15---
Intermedia/Multimedia-3--
Music, General10---
Visual and Performing Arts, General-4--
Category total257--
Grand total9,5382,2388249
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined164159
Baseball38
Basketball1727
Equestrian57
Football128
Golf1212
Soccer37
Softball19
Swimming and Diving3742
Tennis1310
Volleyball23
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1924 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics1/1/1977 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/8/1981 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/29/1985 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/8/1988 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1974 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2001 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools5/15/1973 - 6/30/2009Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession133
Drug law violations344436
Liquor law violations124122113
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations20219
Liquor law violations133320
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible436
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery112
Aggravated assault303
Burglary212960
Motor vehicle theft533
Arson210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible422
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary172152
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson200
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate5.9%5.0%
Number in default353295
Number in repayment5,9175,798
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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