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  • TAMIU is a Member of The Texas A&M University System, a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive Health Science Center?
  • You can start and finish your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at TAMIU?
  • TAMIU offers excellent and low-cost academic programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing and Education?
  • As a State institution, all TAMIU courses transfer to any public university in the State of Texas?
  • TAMIU’s Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program have been ranked among the Top 50 in the nation for two different categories in a national survey conducted by
  • For the second year in a row, The Chronicle of Higher Education named TAMIU among the nation’s fastest-growing public master’s institutions, ranking it No. 8 in its “Almanac of Higher Education 2014.”
  • According to figures released by the College Affordability and Transparency Center, a project of the U.S. Department of Education, TAMIU is sixth in the nation for lowest net price among public four-year universities?
  • TAMIU students can lock in the cost of their higher education with a Fixed Tuition and Fee Plan?
  • TAMIU students have the opportunity to study abroad on every continent in the world?
  • TAMIU Online academic programs can be found here?
  • TAMIU’s student retention rate is higher than state, national norms according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System. The retention rate for students remaining in higher education is almost 87%, among the highest of The Texas A&M University System’s regional campuses. The retention rate for returning students remaining at TAMIU is 74.10%.
  • TAMIU is home to The Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies, an innovative, on-campus University-level academy for highly gifted and motivated high school juniors and seniors?
  • TAMIU has implemented three new programs: Haven, Green Dot and Safe Zone. All expand its dedication to the student experience by enhancing the learning environment and on-campus safety.
  • TAMIU initiated dynamic flex scheduling to better accommodate the schedules of undergraduate and graduate students?
  • TAMIU’s ranking by US News and World Report for its “2014 Best Colleges Rankings” noted the University’s retention rate (71%); Least Class Debt; Large, Need-Based Financial Aid Package and Class Size Fewer than 20 Students?
  • Study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries, like the University’s Reading the Globe program, truly bring “The International U” experience to life?
  • In Summer 2014, TAMIU hosted a select group of 36 students from across the nation for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Latino Leadership Initiative?
  • TAMIU was ranked No. 20 in Top Public Schools Regional Universities, West, up from last year’s ranking of 35 by U.S. News and World Report’s “2015 Best Colleges Rankings.”
  • TAMIU was named to the national “2014 Military Friendly List”?
  • College Database named TAMIU Third in the Nation among Colleges and Universities that support Hispanic Students?
  • TAMIU students have contributed 56,000+ community service hours, with a monetary impact of over $1.2 million, leading to TAMIU being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll?
  • TAMIU offers Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Law programs?
  • Students participate in more than 90 student clubs and organizations?
  • TAMIU Athletics is an NCAA Division II member and offers participation opportunities in 11 sports for men and women?
  • The Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center offers an opportunity for daily recreation and exercise?
  • TAMIU is home to the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, which allows the University community and visitors to enjoy world-class concerts at the University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts?
  • Washington Monthly Magazine ranked TAMIU in its Top 5% of national Master’s Universities and fourth among the “Top 100 Best Bang for the Buck” rankings of Southern Universities?
  • Students scored TAMIU higher than peer institutions and national average responses on the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)?
  • TAMIU offers a Certificate in Oil & Gas Accounting at the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business for those who wish to more fully embrace the prospect of future professional opportunities in the booming oil and gas industry?
  • TAMIU ranked No. 3 in “Top Mathematics Programs for Financial Aid” and No. 2 in “Top Mathematics Programs for Career Support” on
  • TAMIU became an approved, certifying organization that can nominate students for The President’s Volunteer Service Award?
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