Posted: 2/08/21

7 TAMIU Degree Programs Recognized as Tops in U.S.



Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been awarded top ranking status for seven degree programs by online source Intelligent.com.

TAMIU was selected by the comprehensive research guide based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program was evaluated for curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.  

The 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100. The methodology uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said that the rankings are a testament to TAMIU’s commitment to providing top quality education at an affordable price.

“Since the University's founding 50 years ago, generations of students have realized their higher education dreams, supported by TAMIU’s commitment to higher education excellence, accessibility and affordability,” Dr. Arenaz said, “These rankings, which highlight programs in four of TAMIU’s Colleges or Schools, serve to affirm our continued and lasting dedication to our mission.”

 Recognized programs included:

TAMIU’s  A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Dean Steve Sears said that the Sanchez School of Business is honored by this recognition.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff in the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business at TAMIU, I want to express our thanks to the Intelligent ranking service for the  top ranking of our Online International Banking and Finance MBA program and our Online International Business MBA program for 2021. We are deeply honored by this recognition which comes through the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff to provide a quality, affordable education to our students,” Dr. Sears said.

TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences  Dean Claudia San Miguel said the College of Arts and Sciences is immensely proud of the rankings.

“It is truly a testament of the caliber of faculty in the Criminal Justice Program and the Public Administration Program as well as the level of engagement faculty have with students, given that both are online programs,” Dr. San Miguel said, “I am proud of the impact both programs have on our students and our community, state, and nation.” 

Dr. James O’Meara, TAMIU College of Education Dean, said the College of Education is pleased to be recognized.

“We are pleased to be ranked in the top 30% of the 324 education programs compared to determine the best Master’s in Education Administration Degree programs in the country,” Dr. O’Meara said, “Our program faculty and local school districts ensure our candidates have access to the research, experiences and mentors required for effectively leading efforts in closing student achievement gaps with Hispanic-serving schools.” 

Nursing Programs – Rank: 45 

TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Marivic Torregosa said the College of Nursing and Health Sciences appreciates that its program rigor is recognized.

“We attribute our success to the rigor of our program, strict admission and progression policies, and the dedication to success from our nursing faculty and students,” Dr. Torregosa said, “The success of our nursing program is a product of hard work from our faculty and our students.”

For more information, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit tamiu.edu. Follow the University’s story  on its social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.