Posted: 7/14/15

TAMIU Ranks 5th in Texas Among Schools Providing the Best Value for Tuition Dollar



Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was one of two Texas A&M University System institutions that made it into Money Magazine’s newly released list of “736 Schools that Provide the Best Value for Your Tuition Dollar.”                 

The two A&M System universities that were included in the list are Texas A&M University and TAMIU. See national list here: https://best-colleges.time.com/money/full-ranking#/list

TAMIU was ranked 5th in Texas and is one of only two of the 10 Texas schools ranked where the net price of a degree according to Money Magazine is under $90,000. For the Texas list, click here and select Texas: https://best-colleges.time.com/money/search-colleges#/filter

John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, congratulated TAMIU President Dr. Ray Keck and TAMIU on the recent accomplishments.

“Congratulations to Dr. Ray Keck and everyone at Texas A&M International University on this significant achievement,” said Chancellor Sharp, “Unlike some other college rankings, this one focuses on the true value of an education and on the return on investment for parents and students, which matches up with the Texas A&M System’s focus on accessibility and affordability.”

In addition, TAMIU was the only institution in the state that received a grade of “A” for value-added, based on “how well students at each school did versus what would be expected given their economic and academic backgrounds and the institution’s mix of majors.”

Texas schools that were ranked in order with their national ranking in parenthesis, their “value added” grade in brackets and Money Magazine’s calculation for the net price of a degree at each university are the following:

    1. Rice University (14) [B-] $157,824
    2. Texas A&M University-College Station (20) [B+] $84,732
    3. The University of Texas at Austin  (82) [B+] $120,844
    4. Texas Tech University (221) [B-] $102,144
    5. Texas A&M International University (237) [A] $85,504
    6. The University of Texas at Dallas (254) [C+] $92,434
    7. Southern Methodist University (284) [C+] $199,272
    8. Trinity University (307) [C+] $146,509
    9. Texas Christian University (354) [B-] $181,120
    10. University of Dallas (380) [C+] $145,370

Dr. Keck said the ranking is a testament to TAMIU’s commitment to making higher education affordable and accessible.

“’Best value for tuition dollar.’ Is there any topic related to higher education more frequently discussed today? To share the Texas short list with College Station, Austin and Rice is quite an honor,” said Keck, “And to be the only Texas university with an ‘A’ for ‘value added’ demonstrates how well our students perform in their studies.”

TAMIU is blessed with a faculty and staff whose unstinted efforts create the ‘best value for tuition dollar,’ Keck said.

“ A university education isn’t free, but in Laredo it is the lowest cost with the highest return,” Keck said.

TAMIU offers a Fixed Tuition and Fee Plan, with undergraduate, Texas resident students able to lock in the cost of their higher education with fixed tuition and fees. The Plan guarantees tuition and fees for four years for most majors for a total of 12 consecutive semesters.

Just last week, U.S. News and World Report listed TAMIU as No. 1 among 10 colleges with the highest percentage of Hispanic student enrollment in the nation. TAMIU is followed by St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, University of the Incarnate World, California State University – Los Angeles, Mount Saint Mary’s University (Calif.), California State University-San Bernardino, University of La Verne (Calif.), CUNY – Lehman College, California State University Stanislaus, and University of New Mexico. The list can be found here: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/slideshows/10-colleges-with-the-highest-hispanic-enrollment

Fall Registration is underway at TAMIU. Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 19. Late registration continues through Tuesday, Aug. 25.

For registration information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@tamiu.edu, call 326.2250 or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, suite 121.

Additional information is available on @txamiu on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the free TAMIU smartphone and tablet app tamiu.edu/mobile

TAMIU information is available by calling the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, emailing prmis@tamiu.edu or visiting tamiu.edu

Summer University office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu