Posted: 7/15/21

TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives Top Ranking for Affordability


The College of Nursing and Health Sciences Building Exterior

As the Fall 2021 semester approaches, incoming and returning Dustdevils have another reason to be proud as Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) received an additional Top 10 ranking from an online source, University HQ.

TAMIU ranked #6 among the Top 100 Best Affordable Nursing College Programs in the nation. See here for a full list of rankings.

University HQ’s website noted the rankings were based on several pertinent factors, including employment data, retention rate, graduation rate, admission rate, cost of tuition, graduating salary, the number of programs offered, online program offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded and percent of students receiving financial aid. Visit here for a full explanation of University HQ's methodology.

University’s HQ website noted the following, “For students who are getting ready to graduate from high school and start nursing school, a big part of their preparation includes looking at tuition and other costs. These students may also want to choose a school in a certain area, with a large or small student body, with plenty of online options, with a certain on-campus culture, or something else they find particularly necessary for their college journey. Students focus, not just on finding an inexpensive school, but on finding the one that is right for them.”

Dr. Marivic Torregosa, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, said that the accolade affirms and reflects the student-centered mission of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  

“This exemplifies that TAMIU, through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is committed to provide high-quality yet affordable education for the future pipeline of nurses and health care professionals,” Torregosa said.

Recently, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences announced its newest RN to MSN Nursing Administration program, launching this Fall 2021.

To be fully admitted to the RN-MSN Nursing Program, students should provide proof of current licensure without restrictions as a Registered Nurse and have a multistate compact license. Students should also have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for admittance.

Before starting any graduate-level coursework, students should have completed the University’s core curriculum and all RN and BSN foundational coursework requirements.

The School of Nursing’s other recognized programs includes a traditional BSN program, an online RN to BSN, a Master’s in Nursing Administration (online), and an online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program.

For additional information, contact College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ academic success coach Anna Buentello at anna.buentello@tamiu.edu or call 956.326. 3110. 

For more about TAMIU Nursing programs, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/conhs or call 956.326.2574.

TAMIU Summer and Fall 2021 Registration is now underway. For detailed registration information, visit: https://go.tamiu.edu/registration21

TAMIU’s Fall 2021 plans are focused on a return to a full and vibrant on-campus experience for all students, faculty and staff at its 300-acre northeast Laredo campus. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

This Fall at TAMIU, degree-seeking students will be the lucky beneficiaries of a pilot program, TAMIU Books IncludED, providing all TAMIU required textbooks and course materials free of charge.

For more information about Registration, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 956.326.2250, email registrar@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the University Success Center, suite 121.