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TAMIU Ranked by 2016 U.S. News and World Report Posted: 9/10/15

TAMIU Ranked by 2016 U.S. News and World Report


US News and World Report

Texas A&M International University has been ranked 24 among Top Public Schools Regional Universities, West by U. S. News and World Report in its “2016 Best Colleges Ranking.” 

TAMIU was also ranked No. 70 among Regional Universities West among approximately 1800 universities surveyed.

The authors indicate Top Public Schools are the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings, listed according to their ranking category. Regional Universities are those that offer a full range of undergraduate, master’s and limited doctoral programs. 

TAMIU ranked highest among Regional Universities, West among campus The Texas A&M University System campus members.

The rankings highlighted interesting aspects of TAMIU’s ranked profile:  the average freshman retention rate is 78%; the student-faculty ratio is 20:1 and gender distribution is 41.5% male and 58.5% female.

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said rankings help potential students and their families to better find the value of campuses they may not always consider.

“For example, in addition to the rankings, our Freshman Retention Rate of 78% is a strong indicator of student progress and probability to graduate.  And, according to the rankings, our retention rate is higher than better known private institutions, including St. Mary’s University and University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio,” he observed.

He noted that this and other recent University accolades are the result of the commitment of University faculty and staff to TAMIU students and students’ commitment to their future through higher education.

“It’s very uplifting to know that the dedication of our faculty and staff and the shared commitment of our students is recognized.  We hope it encourages others to discover The International U,” he said.

TAMIU was recently also ranked No. 1 in the nation among the “Top 10 Colleges with the Highest Hispanic Enrollment” by U.S. News and World Report.

It was also named 4th for “Best Bang for the Buck” among the nation’s Southern Schools by Washington Monthly Magazine in its 2015 College Guide, dubbed “The Other College Guide.”

In addition, Money Magazine ranked TAMIU 5th in Texas among schools providing the best value for tuition dollar and named it the only Texas university to receive a grade of “A” for value added for students.

U.S. News and World Report rankings and lists are available at

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