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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 fourth largest student body in the Nation, according to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report. The preliminary Fall 2021 enrollment reached a total of 73,283 students.

 

 

11th in the Nation

5th among Public Universities

In  "Overall Money Rank"

8th in the Nation

5th among Public Universities

In "Best College for Business Majors" and "Best College for Engineering Majors"

- Money's Best Public Colleges Report, 2020
 
 

7th in the Nation

In the "Best Value Schools" category among AAU Universities

68th in the Nation

In the same category among private and public universities overall.

- U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Edition
 
 

21st in the Nation

11th among Public Universities

In  "Overall Rank"

8th in the Nation

5th among Public Universities

In "Social Mobility Rank"

- Washington Monthly, 2021
 

 

Ranking

  • 50th in the nation, 17th among the public universities on the Forbes America’s Top Colleges List (2021). 
  • 4th in the nation in ranking "Top 10 Most Affordable Medical Schools in the US"  –  Student Loan Planner, using data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 2021
  • 6th in the nation among public graduate schools and 11th overall in "Best Engineering Schools" category – College of Engineering – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2022
  • 2nd in the nation among graduate schools for Petroleum Engineering – College of Engineering – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2022
  • 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 2022
  • 4th in the nation among graduate schools for Nuclear Engineering – College of Engineering – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2022
  • 4th in the nation among graduate schools for Veterinary Medicine – College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences – U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad Schools 2022
  • 27th among public universities, 68th among national universities – U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • 7th in the nation in the Best Colleges for Veterans category – U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • 31st in the nation, and 4th among the Public Universities in Study Abroad Rank – U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • 1st in the ‘Best Ocean Engineering Schools’ -- College Factual, 2022
  • 2nd in the ‘Best Industrial Technology Production Schools’ -- College Factual, 2022
  • 2nd in the ‘Best Electronics Engineering Technology Schools’ -- College Factual, 2022
  • 4th in the ‘Health Sciences and Services Schools’ -- College Factual, 2022

Other Recognitions

  • 8th in the nation in the number of research doctoral degrees granted according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates.  TAMU ranked 4th in Engineering, 10th in Life Sciences, 13th in Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, 16th in Education, and 5th in other non-Science & Engineering fields. – NSF.gov, 2019 Survey of Earned Doctorates https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/explorer/datatables (Tables 3 and 4: Top 50 Doc. Institutions…; Top 20…….by Field of Study).
  • 5th in the nation in number of research/scholarship doctorates awarded in 2020 – U.S. News and World Report (2022).
  • Federal and state financial aid programs are leveraged to provide $933 million to 73% of our students.
  • Seventy-nine faculty with membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (11), the National Academy of Engineering (31), the National Institute of Medicine (4), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (11), the American Law Institute (17), in the American Academy of Nursing (5) (2021).

Recognitions:  Texas

  • #1 Best Value School in Texas public universities, U.S. News and World Report, 2022
  • #1 Best Value, Money Magazine, 2020
  • #1 in Undergraduate Degrees Awarded, Texas Higher Education Coordinate Board Almanac, 2020
  • #1 Best College in Texas, Money Magazine, 2020
  • #1 Best College for Veterans, College Factual, 2021
  • #1 in Enrollment, Texas Higher Education Coordinate Board Almanac, 2020
  • #1 in Transfer Graduation Rate, Texas Higher Education Coordinate Board Almanac, 2020