Posted: 10/11/12

TAMIU Gets Top 10% National Ranking
by D.C.’s Washington Monthly

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked in the Top 10% nationally of Master’s Universities in a survey conducted by Washington Monthly Magazine for its “2012 College Rankings.”

TAMIU’s ranking (41 out of 682 institutions), is based on the University’s contribution in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said the ranking is a source of pride for the University.

“Daily, our students, faculty, staff and partners bring to life the mission of this University: to help the peoples of our city and region to realize their higher education dreams. Being recognized in this way for doing just that is something that we’re all very proud of,” Dr. Keck said.

The Washington, D.C.-based Washington Monthly covers politics, government, culture and the media with a special focus on the Beltway.

Since 1969 the magazine has prided itself on launching the careers of top journalists including Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism; Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, Katherine Boo and Nicholas Thompson of the New Yorker; James Fallows and James Bennet of the Atlantic, Michael Kinsley, founder of Slate, Amy Sullivan of Time, historian Taylor Branch, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and Joe Nocera and Nicholas Confessore of the New York Times, among others.

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TAMIU information is available by calling the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, emailing prmis@tamiu.edu or visiting tamiu.edu

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Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu