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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.

About TAMIU

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

A Member of The Texas A&M University System, TAMIU provides nearly 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

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Accreditation

Texas A&M International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M International University.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, P. 404.975.5000, F. 404.975.5020, www.acenursing.org.

The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The Texas A&M International University Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)..

Texas A&M International University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the American Council on Education.

Student Success Data can be found here.

History

In August of 1970, students were accepted at what was then called Texas A&I University at Laredo. While initially a "center" under then-Texas A&I University, this was the start of a legacy of higher education for South Texas. The focus then was to address a demand in teacher education and business disciplines. Texas A&I University at Laredo was organized under the upper-level concept of higher education, offering only junior and senior level course work. This approach provided a local bachelors degree opportunity for area residents. The upper-level University was later expanded to include graduate degree programs.

In September 1977, the University became Laredo State University, and its "center" status was officially removed in 1987. As the University grew, its scope widened and an expanded faculty was recruited to deliver new programs. The University became a Member of The Texas A&M University System on September 1, 1989 and was named Texas A&M International University in 1993.

Picture showing TAMIU construction site.

The 74th Texas Legislature approved an expansion to four-year status in the Fall of 1995, further authorizing the University to develop joint degree programs with Mexican and Canadian institutions of higher education. Additional authorization since has permitted the development of doctoral level programs.

1995 was a watershed year for the University as it welcomed its first freshmen and sophomore students, inaugurated a newly constructed 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo and marked its 25th anniversary.

Today

TAMIU Construction

The campus recently completed Phase V of its Master Plan, including the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Theatre and the Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center. A new Student Success Center was opened this past fall. The campus complex represents a nearly $200 million investment in higher education in Texas.

Now a regional University of choice, TAMIU is home to four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, the College of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with its Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing.

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a singular teaching, learning, and special occasion space at TAMIU. It is open to the public for shows, stargazing events, field trips, and private functions. It is home to one of the State’s most sophisticated planetariums and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. It provides an immersive viewing experience eight times HD resolution that can take audiences to spectacular unseen vistas of our universe. Accompanied by 5.1 Surround Sound, it provides a spectacular experience for audiences of all ages. Find out more, including coming attractions, here.

Audience at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

The Helen Richter Watson Gallery

Helen Richter Watson

Helen Richter Watson was a Laredo-born artist and teacher whose visionary work as a ceramic artist secured her legacy as a standard bearer for Twentieth Century art. The Watson Gallery named for her is located within the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library and lovingly recreates the light-filled aerie that typified her downtown Laredo Houston Street studio. The Gallery includes works spanning her art and teaching at California’s Otis Art Institute. It is also home to an impressive array of art works by Watson’s colleagues, friends or artists she collected. To learn more, including Gallery images, go here.

Our Location

Laredo is 156 miles south of San Antonio, 158 miles west of Corpus Christi, and 153 miles north of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. It is located at an enviable crossroads of international business and life and its history hallmarked by seven sovereign flags.

A downtown revitalization project is currently underway and major commercial development projects are committed. One of the state’s and nation’s fastest growing communities, Laredo is a diverse city with a colorful environment and tropical climate that affords a pleasant lifestyle for all.

Getting Here

To Reach TAMIU from Laredo:
Take I-35 North, exit Del Mar (exit 4). At first signal, turn right on Del Mar Boulevard. Continue Northeast on Del Mar. Pass McPherson Street, Winfield subdivision and Alexander High School. At intersection with Loop 20 (stop light), turn right. Continue along Loop 20 to University Boulevard (signal light), turn left. Take your second right to the East Parking Lot for Event Parking or utilize marked Visitor Parking. Additional parking information can be secured from University Police.

From the North or South via I-35:
I-35 to Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop). At Loop 20, turn South to the stop light at University Boulevard. East (Left) on University Boulevard. Follow the “Event Parking” signs to the marked parking lot or utilize marked Visitor Parking. Additional parking information can be secured from University Police.

From the East or West, via State Highway 59:
SH59 to the stop light at Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop). North on Loop 20 to the stop light at University Boulevard. East (Right) on University Boulevard. Follow the “Event Parking” signs to the marked parking lot or utilize marked Visitor Parking. Additional parking information can be secured from University Police.

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