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TAMIU Ranks Fourth Among Top 20 Most Affordable Schools in Texas Posted: 12/12/19

TAMIU Ranks Fourth Among Top 20 Most Affordable Schools in Texas


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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)  ranks No. 4 out of the Top 20 Most Affordable Schools in Texas for a Bachelor’s degree, according to online source, Affordable Schools.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said TAMIU is committed to making higher education affordable and accessible for all students.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as the No. 4 Most Affordable School in Texas,” Dr. Arenaz said, “This is a testament to how our administration and faculty, by listening to our students and communities we serve, have created a world-class higher education destination that advances generations of students. This ranking looks at affordability, class size and student success -- all indicators TAMIU values highly.  As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, accolades like this truly affirm our mission,”  Dr. Arenaz said.

To arrive at its results, Affordable Schools followed a methodology developed around affordability, class size, and student success, and assigned points to each institution based on average cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, and graduation rate.

In the new ranking TAMIU places above 16 Texas  universities in affordability including: Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Angelo State University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, Criswell College, University of North Texas, Arlington Baptist University, The King’s University, Midland College, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas Woman’s University, and The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.

The complete ranking can be found here:

TAMIU is the highest-ranked regional university in the Texas A&M University System among Regional Universities West and has been singled out as a top performer on social mobility in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges edition. The social mobility ranking, dubbed “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” looked at 113 schools and ranked TAMIU 14th in the nation, the highest-ranked A&M System campus.       

Also, for the fifth year in row, TAMIU ranked sixth in the Top Ten of Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck Southern Colleges 2019 College Rankings.

In addition, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s independent leader in higher education journalism, ranked TAMIU eighth nationally among “Colleges with the Greatest Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty Members” in its Almanac 2019 edition.

Registration for the Spring Semester 2020 at TAMIU is underway now. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.

TAMIU offices close in a State-authorized holiday Monday, Dec. 23 - Thursday, Jan. 2.  

Offices and the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library will reopen Friday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. The final day of full campus operation is Friday, Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Read additional information on TAMIU holiday schedule and Spring Registration.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, email or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2019-2020.  A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University enrolling over 8,400 students with over 29,000 graduates worldwide. It includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at

For more on the University’s story, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.


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