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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

When was TAMIU founded?

The University was founded in 1970 as what was then called Texas A&I University at Laredo. It became Laredo State University in 1977. TAMIU adopted its current name in 1993. Learn more about the University’s history.

The University celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020. Check out a dedicated website that shares that year-long Celebration and our ongoing legacy.

What is TAMIU’s mission?

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. The University provides a learning environment built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. The University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and doctoral degrees in International Business Administration and Criminal Justice. In addition, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

How are TAMIU and The Texas A&M University System related?

TAMIU is a proud Member of The Texas A&M University System, a statewide network of 11 universities and eight state agencies. A&M System members educate more than 153,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Find out more about The Texas A&M University System.

How many degree programs does TAMIU offer?

TAMIU, a military-friendly campus, provides excellent, low-cost onsite and online programs in the arts and sciences, business, nursing and education. Offering over 95 undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs, TAMIU is focused on delivering undergraduate and graduate programs with a progressive agenda for global study, leadership training and comprehensive across all disciplines.

Find out more about TAMIU’s various degree programs.

How is TAMIU international?

It's in our name...and in our DNA. Our international perspective is infused throughout our teaching, learning, outreach, research and service. TAMIU is home to international students who come to the University from some 30 countries and we're proud to be part of their journey to higher education attainment and success. Learn more about TAMIU’s Study Abroad and Reading the Globe Programs.

Where can I find TAMIU’s current or archived news stories?

TAMIU’s most recent stories and archives, along with a variety of resources, can be found within our News Hub.

Does TAMIU Offer Pre-Professional Programs?

Yes. TAMIU offers Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Law programs.

Where can I learn about TAMIU Athletics?

TAMIU Athletics is an NCAA Division II member and part of the Lone Star Conference. It offers participation opportunities in 11 sports for men and women. More information about TAMIU Athletics is available at

Does TAMIU have student clubs and organizations?

TAMIU students participate in over 120 clubs and organizations, most of which are led completely by students. Over 1,200 student-organized evetns are held annually. Find out more about clubs and organizations.

Does TAMIU offer Study Abroad programs?

TAMIU offers Study Abroad opportunities to more than 50 countries in the world. In addition, the University’s Common Reading Program unites students in an international and global reading experience reflective of TAMIU’s mission.

Does TAMIU have arts and cultural offerings?

TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts serves as a nexus for the arts and culture in Laredo and South Texas, where people of all ages can enjoy world-class classical music concerts, operas, musicals, dance recitals, plays and art exhibitions.

For more information, about TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, visit its dedicated Events Calendar.

How can I access TAMIU resource experts?

Contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180 or email

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