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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. TAMIU provides a learning environment built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. The University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

Established as an upper level center in 1970, the University has evolved into a 4-year institution with authority to develop doctoral level programs. The University has operated as Texas A&I University at Laredo (1970-1976), Laredo State University (1977-1992), and, since 1993, Texas A&M International University, a member of The Texas A&M University System.

As its name implies, Texas A&M International University is an international university, poised at the Gateway to México and serving as the intellectual center of a vibrant bilingual and bicultural community.

Laredo is 156 miles south of San Antonio, 158 miles west of Corpus Christi, and 153 miles north of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México. Laredo is at an enviable crossroads of international business and life. Its history is hallmarked by seven sovereign flags and people of all races and nations seem drawn by a colorful environment and tropical climate that affords a pleasant lifestyle for all.

Over 225,000 people call Laredo home and the city is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and the United States.

The Río Grande river winds its way between Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Nuevo Laredo is home to over 550,000 people and offers its own rich culture, history and traditions, most proudly shared by the peoples of Los Dos Laredos.

Texas A&M International University will provide equal opportunity for educational programs or activities, employment and admissions to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the University. No individual will, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefit of or be subjected to discrimination under any University program, activity, employment or admission.

If you feel you have been subjected to illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation, please contact the director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. http://www.tamiu.edu/compliance/titleixcompliance.shtml.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the State of Texas require institutions to demonstrate the outcomes and effectiveness of their programs and services. Information necessary to determine institutional effectiveness may take the form of surveys, focus groups or evaluations. Students will be expected to participate in the collection of this information.

Students and faculty at Texas A&M International University benefit from an attractive library facility that is well equipped to handle traditional print library resources as well as the rapidly expanding digital library services. They also enjoy an excellent discovery tool and access to the library collections through the WorldShare Management System’s WorldCat Discovery. The collection consists of 798,897 titles including print books, ebooks, audiovisual materials and Federal and Texas State Government Documents. Additionally the library houses substantial collections in microfilm and microfiche as well as archival materials in the Special Collections.

The Texas A&M International University library belongs to TexShare, a state-wide resource sharing network featuring joint electronic databases, and the following state-wide services: an interlibrary loan agreement supported by a courier service and Internet document delivery and a universal library ID card. It is also a member of OCLC, a world-wide library network, which makes the collections of other institutions available to our users through interlibrary loan. Killam Library’s membership in the Texas Digital Library facilitates publication of locally produced digital materials such as theses, dissertations and electronic journals. The library also belongs to a consortium of other Texas A&M University System libraries, which achieves greater value and more extensive resources through collective licensing of databases. More information on the Killam Library is available on the university web page (http://library.tamiu.edu).

The University is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with an excellent curriculum and support services designed to assist the students to be successful in achieving their individual goals in a reasonable period of time. Entering first year students are offered the opportunity to enroll in a Freshman Year Experience course designed to introduce the students to University resources while enhancing their writing and other academic survival skills. All students have access to a University supported tutoring center.

The 6-year graduation rate for the first-time, full-time freshman class at Texas A&M International University enrolled in Fall 2009 is 40%. The 6-year graduation rate for Fall 2009 student athletes is 49%.

In compliance with federal law, the following information is maintained and available through the TAMIU Police Department listed:

Campus Crime and Fire Statistics and Crime and Fire Safety Policies
Texas A&M International University is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR) is available on the Texas A&M International University Police Department website at http://www.tamiu.edu.clery.pdf. The ASR includes three years of statistics of reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The Report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, the repo rting of crimes, security awareness programs offered by the University, and other matters related to safety and security on campus. In addition, on-campus student housing fire statistics, a description of the fire safety alarms, procedures for evacuation of student housing, fire safety education programs, and policies and rules on appliance use, smoking and open flames in student housing are included. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the ASR, you can stop by the TAMIU Police Department located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Room 005, Laredo, TX 78041, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 956.326.2100.

The state of Texas is providing financial incentives for students who complete their undergraduate degree with no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for graduation. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credits earned through examinations, courses dropped after the official census date, for credit developmental courses, internship and cooperative courses, and repeated courses. The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000.

To be eligible for rebates under this program, students must have: (1) enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the Fall 1997 semester or later, (2) receive the baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university, and (3) been a resident of Texas and entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.

Students desiring to qualify for the tuition rebate are responsible for complying with all university rules and regulations related to the administration of the program, and are solely responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for the rebate.

Students who transfer from another institution, including out-of-state institutions, shall provide the university with official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended in order that the total number of hours attempted may be verified.

Tuition rebates shall be reduced by the amount of any outstanding loan, including an emergency loan, owed to or guaranteed by the state. If a student has an outstanding student loan, the institution shall apply the amount of the rebate to the loan.

Application forms and instructions are available in the Office of the Registrar.


Student Handbook (published by the Office of Student Affairs available online)

Student Financial Aid Handbook (published by the Office of Financial Aid available online)

Class Schedule (published by the Office of the Registrar available online)

Faculty Handbook (published by the Provost’s Office available online)


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