Posted: 9/23/21

TAMIU Ranks High on Social Mobility, Top Public Schools in 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings


Dr. Pablo Arenaz

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) once again ranked high on Social Mobility in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report's Best College Rankings Regional Universities West category-- TAMIU ranked No. 15.

TAMIU was the only Texas university  in the Regional Universities West category and in The Texas A&M University System to be included in the Top 15 ranking among 122 schools.

Of the importance of social mobility, the publication's editors note, "Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions or disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants."

They continue, "The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000."

In addition to the Social Mobility ranking, TAMIU was the only school in The Texas A&M University System included in the Top 30 ranking among 66 schools in the Top Public Schools Regional Universities West category. TAMIU also ranked #64 in the Best Regional Universities West ranking among 126 schools, and was the highest-ranked school in the A&M System.  

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said that the rankings are a testament to the University's commitment to providing students with top-quality education.

"As we continue classes on campus this Fall and students consider TAMIU for the Spring semester, news of these latest rankings help to once again underscore TAMIU's role as a transformative agent in students' lives," Dr. Arenaz said, "Empowered and supported by TAMIU, generations of graduates have seen their incomes and earning potential increase dramatically and measurably. TAMIU graduates are truly catalysts to lasting impacts all over the world.”

He continued, "We are honored to figure prominently in these rankings and commend both our gifted faculty and our dedicated students for their commitment.  Faculty daily impart valuable knowledge to our students who meet every challenge and truly Go Beyond.”

To view rankings and methodology used, visit https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/texas-am-international-9651/overall-rankings

Earlier this month, TAMIU was again recognized as one of the nation's top-ranked Southern Colleges in Washington Monthly Magazine's "Best Bang for the Buck" ranking. TAMIU was ranked  #4. It has been included in the magazine’s Top Ten ranking since 2012.

Other Texas institutions in the Top 10 ranking included Texas A&M University (2), Rice University (7), University of Texas at Arlington (9), and University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (10).

TAMIU  also recently joined a select group of Top Public Universities in Texas, ranking eighth in the 2022 Niche assessment. 

Niche’s Top Public Universities ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education alongside millions of reviews from students and alumni. It compares over 500 public colleges and state universities.

For more, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.2180, or click on tamiu.edu. University information is also available on its social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. 

To learn about TAMIU Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, or to schedule a campus tour, contact the Office of Recruitment and School Relations at 956.326.2270, email enroll@tamiu.edu, or visit https://www.tamiu.edu/prospect.