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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


How can I learn more about the University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration?

You can learn all about the 50th Anniversary Celebration (underway 2019-2020) and signature activities by visiting the dedicated website.


When was TAMIU founded?

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


What is TAMIU’s mission?

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. TAMIU 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 the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. 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. Learn 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 nearly 100 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?

Learn more about TAMIU’s Study Abroad and Reading the Globe Programs.


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

TAMIU’s most recent stories and archives can be found in the News Room of the University’s homepage.


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 100+ clubs and organizations, most of which are led completely by students. 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 hub 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 the dedicated Events Calendar.


Here are some TAMIU accolades

TAMIU has been ranked 16th among Top Public Schools, Regional Universities West, in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranking. It was also recognized as a Best Value School, Regional Universities West.

A national rating that focuses on universities exceling at retaining and graduating students says TAMIU is the highest rated Texas Public Masters University and in the national top 25% for its category in the 2018 Eduventures® Research Student Success Ratings Report.

The American Council on Education’s report, “Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility,” placed TAMIU among the nation’s top universities generating especially high extended income mobility rates for students.

TAMIU students graduate with one of the lowest average student loan debt figures in the entire United States, according to a study by online source, LendEDU.

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program is ranked #3 among the 20 Best Texas Online MBA Degree Programs by online source MBA Central.

TAMIU offers one of the most affordable online master’s degrees in Criminal Justice in the nation, according to a ranking by online source, Grad School Hub. TAMIU ranked #7 among the Top 10 universities that provide the lowest-cost online master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Engineering received national recognition as a recipient of the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education

TAMIU repeated its placement in a national Top Ten ranking among Southern Colleges by Washington Monthly Magazine’s 2018 College Guide for the third year in a row. TAMIU was ranked ninth.

TAMIU has been singled out as one of Texas’ best colleges for getting jobs.  The new Zippia 2018 ranking looks at those colleges and universities most successful at helping graduates land a job.  It ranked TAMIU as 8th in the State, in its Top Ten. TAMIU was also the only A&M System campus to be included in the Top Ten ranking of public and private institutions.


Fun Stats Tracking TAMIU’s Impact in the last 50 Years…


Number of Degrees Awarded to Date: 

Then: 127                                            Now: 24,356 


Budget Growth (Budget at founding to Budget today)

Then: $991,447 (FY 1974)                   Now: $129,205,008 (FY 2020)


Enrollment Growth (Enrollment as A&I University-Laredo to current enrollment)

Then: 285 (Fall 1970)                          Now: 7,996 (Fall 2018)


No. of Nurses Educated here:

Total: 1,039 (since 1998)


No. of Teachers Educated here:

Total: 1,585 (since 2004)


Employee/Faculty Growth:

Then: 52 (FY 1974)                              Now: 737 (FY 2020)


Study Abroad: Miles Traveled; countries/continents visited since programs initiated here in 1997:

52 countries visited; 1,734 students have studied abroad; 9,588,967 Miles travelled


No. of Alumni-owned businesses around the world:

Currently, 309 TAMIU alumni identify as business owners.


First-generation students then/now:

Then: 19%                   Now: 56%


No. of print books, bound periodicals, eBooks, audiovisual materials, databases, electronic periodicals and Federal and Texas State Government Documents:

Then: 36,247 titles                             Now: 1,094,514+ titles


Where can I go for TAMIU resource experts?

You may contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180 or email