TAMIU is part of The Texas A&M University System, a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive Health Science Center.
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion.
TAMIU was ranked No. 1 in the nation among the “Top 10 Colleges with the Highest Hispanic Enrollment” according to the U.S. News and World Report.
Washington Monthly Magazine, in its 2015 College Guide, ranked TAMIU 4th for “Best Bang for the Buck” among the nation’s Southern Schools.
TAMIU ranked 5th in Texas among universities providing the “Best Value for Your Tuition Dollar” and was the only higher education institution in Texas to receive an “A” for Value Added according to Money Magazine.
The Economist ranked TAMIU 9th among the nation’s Top 20 Universities – the only Texas institution in the Top 20.
TAMIU students have the opportunity to study abroad in more than 60 countries and that programs like the University’s “Reading the Globe” truly bring “The International U” to life. (http://www.tamiu.edu/spotlight/)
TAMIU is home to The Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies (http://www.tamiu.edu/coas/theacademy/), an innovative, on-campus University-level academy for highly gifted and motivated high school juniors and seniors.
Students participate in 90+ student clubs and organizations.
TAMIU Athletics is an NCAA Division II member and offers participation opportunities in 11 sports for men and women.
TAMIU offers a Certificate in Oil & Gas Accounting at the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business for those who wish to more fully embrace the prospect of future professional opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
TAMIU’s Online Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Program was ranked No. 25 among the Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs in the Nation by OnlineColleges.com. The program also received a ranking of No. 31 on Value College’s (valuecolleges.com) 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs. (http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2015/12/TAMIUCJRanked121715.shtml)
TAMIU’s student retention rate is higher than state and national norms according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System. The retention rate for students remaining in higher education is almost 87%, among the highest of The Texas A&M University System’s regional campuses. The retention rate for returning students remaining at TAMIU is 74.10%. (http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/newsarticles/2014-RetentionRate072414.shtml)
TAMIU students have contributed 90,223+ volunteer hours through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, making a monetary impact of over $1.9 million.
TAMIU became an approved, certifying organization that can nominate students for The President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center offers an opportunity for daily recreation and exercise.
TAMIU is home to the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, which allows the University community and visitors to enjoy world-class concerts at the University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.