Posted: 2/13/20

TAMIU Academic Programs Receive Top Ranking Status in National 2020 Reviews


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Various Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) academic programs have received top ranking status in national 2020 rankings conducted by three separate online sources.

College Consensus, Intelligent.com, and U.S. News and World Report announced the rankings recently.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said that the rankings are impressive and again point to the quality of the educational experience at TAMIU.

“As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year and share our broad impact, we are pleased to figure strongly in these rankings,” he said, “Our online programs at both bachelor’s and master’s levels are being recognized for important markers such as affordability, reputation, convenience, student engagement, return on investment, student-instructor access, graduation rates and faculty credentials – all areas in which universities work hard to excel. The fact that we placed prominently in these rankings are a testament to TAMIU’s commitment to making excellence in higher education affordable and accessible to all.”

According to College Consensus, TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business’ Online MBA program ranked third among the nation’s Top 25 Best Online MBA Programs for Engineers.

The ranking considered three measures including affordability, reputation and convenience. The full ranking can be found at: https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-mba-programs-for-engineers/


Intelligent.com ranked TAMIU in the following categories:

The Best Online MBA in International Business – TAMIU ranked #10 out of the Top 50.  The full ranking can be found here: https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-mba-in-international-business-degree-programs/

The Best Online Colleges – TAMIU ranked #11 out of the Top 60.  The full ranking is here: https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-colleges/

The Best Online Master’s in Public Administration Degree Programs – TAMIU ranked #21 out of the Top 50. The full ranking can be found here: https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-masters-in-public-administration-degree-programs/

The Best Online Master’s in Education Administration – TAMIU ranked #38 out of the Top 53. The full ranking at: https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-masters-in-education-administration-degree-programs/

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations, according to Intelligent.com. According to the site, it analyzed hundreds of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with TAMIU ranking in  four degrees. The methodology uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program, the site notes.


U.S. News and World Report ranked TAMIU in the following areas:

Best Online MBA Programs – TAMIU ranked #88 out of 335 schools. The site ranked online MBA programs using five categories: Engagement, Expert Opinion, Faculty Credentials and Training, Student Excellence and Student Services and Technologies. The full ranking and ranking methodology can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings#search-content

Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans – TAMIU ranked #49 out of 80 schools. According to the site, schools in these rankings offer the best online master’s programs in business administration that help Veterans reduce the cost of school. The full ranking and ranking methodology are here: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/veteran-rankings

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Suite 268.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2020.  A dedicated website shares the University’s remarkable transformation from a hybrid upper-level University to a full doctoral degree-granting University with over 29,000 graduates worldwide that enrolls over 8,400 students. Visit the calendar of Anniversary events, explore the University’s timeline, review alumni profiles and more at tamiu.edu/50.