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Distinguishing Hallmarks of Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a unique institution in the higher education landscape, recognized in many different ways for its combination of excellence, affordability, and ability to develop leaders of character who have an impact on the state, nation, and world. It combines the principles of practical education and outreach that are legacies of its land, sea, and space grant designations with the advanced research mission characteristic of membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU). Some of those distinguishing hallmarks include:

  • First public university in Texas and one of only two flagship universities in Texas
  • One of only a few universities in the country to be designated a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university
  • A member of the Association of American Universities since 2001
  • The largest student body in the Nation, according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report.  The Fall 2019 enrollment reached a total of 69,465 students.

 

 

11th in the Nation

In Money's magazine "Best Public Colleges" report.

18th in the Nation

In the "Best Colleges for Your Money" report among private and public universities overall.

- Money's Best Colleges Report, 2019
 
 

8th in the Nation

In the "Best Value Schools" category among public universities.

78th in the Nation

In the same category among private and public universities overall.

- U.S. News & World Report, 2020
 
 

2nd in the Nation

Among public universities.

10th in Nation

Among public and private universities.

- Washington Monthly, 2019
 

 

Ranking

  • 45th in the nation in ranking of the "50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering" – College of Engineering –  Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges.
  • 4th in the nation in ranking "Top 10 Most Affordable Medical Schools in the US" –  Student Load Planner, using data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 2019
  • 8th  in the nation among public graduate schools and 15th overall in "Best Engineering Schools" category – College of Engineering –  U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2020
  • 2nd in the nation among graduate schools for Petroleum Engineering – College of Engineering  –  U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2020
  • 3rd in the nation among graduate schools for Biological/Agricultural Engineering operated by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2020
  • 5th in the nation among graduate schools for Nuclear Engineering – College of Engineering – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2020
  • 7th in the nation among graduate schools for Veterinary Medicine – College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2020
  • 28th among public universities, 70th among national universities – U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • 3rd in the nation in the Best Colleges for Veterans category – USA Today's 2019 College Guide (powered by College Factual)

Other Recognitions

  • Texas A&M received a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and was recognized as a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
  • 9th in the nation in the number of doctoral degrees granted according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates.  TAMU ranked 4th in Engineering, 7th in Education, 10th in Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, 11th in Life Sciences and 5th in other non-Science & Engineering fields. – NSF.gov, 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf19301/dataTables 3 and 4.
  • 10th in the nation and 9th among public institutions in number of doctorates awarded in 2015 – The Center for Measuring University Performance, The Top American Research Universities 2016 Annual Report, 2016 Annual Report.
  • Federal and state financial aid programs are leveraged to provide $836 million to 72% of our students.
  • Sixty-three faculty with membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Institute of Medicine,  the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, in the  American Academy of Nursing (2019)