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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 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 seven state agencies. A&M System members educate more than 152,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service 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 over 80 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 global initiatives as well as international engagement initiatives and study abroad opportunities.


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

TAMIU’s most recent stories and archives can be found in the News Section 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 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. 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’s what others are saying about TAMIU

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students graduate with one of the lowest average student loan debt figures in the entire United States, according to a new study by online source, LendEDU.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has 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.

As reported in The New York Times, TAMIU was ranked 1st in Texas and 3rd in the nation for Overall Mobility Rate in a study by Stanford University’s The Equality of Opportunity Project.  The study noted TAMIU graduates’  highest upward income mobility rate.

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.

New rankings of public and private institutions by College Consensus, which combines major publication reviews with insight from University community members, saw TAMIU place in Best Colleges and Universities in Texas (#24), Best Regional Universities West (#42), and Best Public Colleges & Universities (#158 of 356 surveyed).

The American Council on Education’s report, “Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility,” cited TAMIU as the top scoring Texas Institution among those most likely to enable  lower income students to graduate and advance their economic status or income mobility.


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