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TAMIU Lands in Top Ten Among Washington Monthly’s 2016 Best Bang for the Buck, Southern Colleges Posted: 9/08/16

TAMIU Lands in Top Ten Among Washington Monthly’s 2016 Best Bang for the Buck, Southern Colleges


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TAMIU is ranked high in new College Guide.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked again in the Top Ten  “Best Bang for the Buck” among the nation’s Southern Colleges by Washington Monthly Magazine in its 2016 College Guide, dubbed “The Other College Guide.” TAMIU was ranked 8th.

The Guide ranks institutions by social mobility, civic engagement and research; and also measures those that are the best value based on “net price” -- which the guide explains is affordability and how well universities do in graduating students.

The Guide calculates TAMIU’s net price for all students as $4,639, thousands less than other universities in the Top Ten.  Other Texas institutions in the Top 10 included LeTorneau University (4th), Texas A&M University (6th) and Texas Woman’s University (9th).  Other A&M System campuses included Texas A&M University-Commerce at 84, Tarleton University, 85 and West Texas A&M University, 92. 

TAMIU interim President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the ranking is a source of great pride and reinforces the TAMIU’s efforts to keep costs down and the University accessible. 

“We work hard to keep costs low with fixed rate tuition and flexible scheduling-- both of which really help students and their parents.  Next semester, we’ll be moving to a later start time for evening classes to help working students continue their degree progress without interrupting their work schedule,” Dr. Arenaz explained. 

TAMIU recently ranked number one as the nation’s top public master’s-level university when it comes to student retention, according to the 2016 Student Success Ratings by Eduventures, a leading research and advisory firm .

Founded in 1969, Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media. The magazine’s editors explicitly reject the criteria used by U.S. News & World Report, describing that approach as identifying schools "that spend the most money, exclude the most students and impress a small circle of elites."

Washington Monthly’s complete 2016 rankings can be found here:

The 2016 Best Bang for The Buck for Southern Colleges rankings can be found here:

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