Posted: 6/29/23

TAMIU Named a National Top Degree Producer for HSIs


Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been named one of the nation’s top degree producers for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) by Diverse Magazine.

Diverse looked at the Top 100 HSIs for 2019-20 and 2020-21 and provided a ranking by degrees conferred. TAMIU ranked 40th in the assessment of Bachelor’s degrees in all disciplines and was the highest-ranked of all Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) campuses. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Kingsville were ranked 44th and 49th, respectively.

A second ranking looked at a total minority population, all disciplines combined, and ranked TAMIU 49th, again the highest-ranked of all TAMUS campuses.

TAMIU president said this national recognition affirms that the University is delivering its mission successfully.

“Let’s all remember that the need to serve an under-served and deserving population in South Texas is our founding mission. We take great pride in providing an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. This ranking affirms that we are doing so at a national level of recognition. We are honored and inspired to continue to deliver and expand on our mission daily. As parents and students consider their enrollment options this Fall, I encourage them to consider this ranking and our mission,” said Dr. Arenaz.

HSIs first gained federal recognition by the Higher Education Act of 1989 and are defined as “public or private accredited institutions with a four-year baccalaureate or a two-year associate degree program and a student enrollment at least 25 percent Hispanic.”

At TAMIU, of the over 2300 graduates during the survey period, 92% were Hispanic.

According to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, for the 2021-22 academic year, HSIs were responsible for the enrollment of over 65% of Hispanic undergrads and three out of every 10 undergrads attending college.

As a result of actions taken by the Texas Legislature to address affordability in higher education, all resident undergraduate academic costs, including tuition, mandatory academic fees, all academic-related general fees, and college course fees, have been frozen for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years at TAMIU. The University has not raised tuition and fees since 2021.

Registration for TAMIU’s Summer and Fall 2023 is now underway. View the registration schedule here: https://www.tamiu.edu/registrar/registration.shtml.

To learn more about TAMIU’s Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration.

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.