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The flagship of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University is a tier one research institution and one of only 62 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. As the state’s first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M has strategically grown into one of the nation’s most diverse and comprehensive universities, offering more than 190 undergraduate majors and 244 graduate degree programs, as well as professional degrees in law, veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and public health. With a current student body of more than 64,600, it ranks among the United States' largest universities.
Committed to the values of its land-grant heritage, Texas A&M ensures accessible and affordable quality education – 25 percent of its students are the first in their family to attend college -- while creating a culture of excellence in teaching, research and service. It consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the number of science and engineering doctorates produced and in the top 20 in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to minorities.
Other top rankings include:
#1 – Among all schools nationally in “Great Schools You Can Actually Get Into” (Money Magazine, 2015)
#2 – Among public universities nationally in enrollment of National Merit Scholars (National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2014)
#2 – Among public universities nationally in the “Best Value Schools” category, and 21st overall among public institutions (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
#3 – Among all universities nationally based on “research, service, social mobility and contributions to society” (Washington Monthly, 2015)
Texas A&M faculty are committed to providing students with high-impact learning experiences that promote deep learning and skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, problem-solving and personal and social responsibility. More than 3,900 students study abroad in 150 countries each year, and Texas A&M ranks 3rd nationally in the number of students having study, research, internship or volunteer experiences abroad each year.
Texas A&M’s faculty researchers and scholars, collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students, tackle the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow – the global demand for energy; the connections between human, animal and environmental health; 21st century educational needs, with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, and other daunting problems that require creative and innovative solutions. With two branch campuses (at Galveston, Texas, and Doha, Qatar) Texas A&M’s purpose is to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good throughout our global society.
Texas A&M is one of only 17 universities holding the federal land-, sea- and space-grant designations. Total research and development expenditures exceeded $866 million in 2014, placing the university 17th nationally, as well as the only university in the state to rank in the top 20.
Examples of significant research:
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the only veterinary college in Texas, conducts advanced research in signature areas of biomedical genomics, cardiovascular sciences, infectious diseases, neuroscience, reproductive biology, toxicology, and veterinary clinical research. The College is pioneering the study of human cancer using the Texas A&M-Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry for pets diagnosed with cancer, the model for the National Veterinary Cancer Registry.
Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (of which Texas A&M is one of 11 international partners) is constructing the largest optical telescope in the world, scheduled to become fully operational by 2024 in Chile.
International Ocean Discovery Program is an international research collaboration that coordinates seagoing expeditions to study the history of the earth as recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor. Texas A&M is the scientific operator of the drillship JOIDES Resolution on behalf of the National Science Foundation.
Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing, founded in 2012 on an initial $285.6 million public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, enhances the nation's emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases, including pandemic influenza, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The Center conducts research that accelerates vaccines and other medical products through pre-clinical and clinical development and produces these products in cases of pandemics or other national emergencies.
Cyclotron Institute, one of only four university-based, United States Department of Energy-funded laboratories, is home to one of a handful of K500 superconducting cyclotrons worldwide, with an unmatched capability for nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry research.
Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases collaborates with agriculture industries, major research universities, the national laboratories, and the World Organization for Animal Health to provide early detection, diagnosis, prevention, response and recovery as needed to protect the U.S. food supply, through funding from three federal departments: Homeland Security, Agriculture, and Defense.
English Language Learning and Acquisition, provided through a $16.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development supports and promotes the college’s ongoing, nationally known programs on closing the achievement gap between English learners and their native English-speaking classmates.
Texas A&M researchers are involved in projects on every continent, with more than 600 initiatives underway in more than 80 countries, and student researchers work in doctoral degree programs in every subject.
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