Posted: 7/09/12

TAMIU Named State’s 2011 Top Public Institution
Higher Ed Producer of Degrees for Latinos

 The Texas Higher Education Journal has named Texas A&M International University the State’s number one public institution of higher education for producing the largest number of Latino graduates, 94% in 2011.

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said the selection is a ringing endorsement of the University and its mission.

“This reminds us once again of the tremendous importance of higher education and the special mission and service that TAMIU provides to our region. In addition to working daily for the privilege of delivering that mission, we take enormous pride in making real the dream of those who helped found, develop and sustain TAMIU, and the students who realize their dreams here,” Dr. Keck said.

Other Texas universities included in The Journal’s top five listing were: UT-El Paso (5 – 77.8%), Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande (4 – 80.4%), UT-Brownsville (3, 89.3%) and UT-Pan American (2, 90.8%).

The Journal based its selection on recently released data provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) 2012 Higher Education Almanac.

Keck noted that this is the latest in a flurry of special recognitions accorded the regional University.

“TAMIU has been singled out by CNN as being in the “Top Ten of Most Affordable US Colleges” and listed by the New York Times as having the lowest net price. The Chronicle of Higher Education named TAMIU one of its “Fastest-Growing Campuses”. Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked TAMIU 36th in the nation among top bachelor’s degree producers for Hispanics,” Keck said.

Last month, research findings by the U.S. Department of Education confirmed that among public, four-year or above universities, TAMIU has one of the nation’s lowest net prices. While the national average net price is $10,471, TAMIU’s net price (the price of attendance charged to students after considering all grant and scholarship aid) is $1,255.

Monday, July 9 is the first day of Summer Session II at TAMIU. TAMIU Fall enrollment is underway now. Fall 2012 classes start Thursday, Aug. 23. The Fall Schedule and additional information on deadlines and other information is available at schedule.tamiu.edu

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