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  • First Reference: Texas A&M International University
  • Second Reference: TAMIU
  • Third Reference: the University

Referring to Our Colleges and Schools:

Referring to Our Campus

Please use the full name of campus buildings and centers on first reference. Approved abbreviations are in parenthesis.

  • Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall (PLG)
  • Academic Innovation Center (AIC)
  • Bob Bullock Hall (BLK)
  • Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall (CWT)
  • Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall (CNS)
  • Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (FPA)
  • Early College High School (ECHS)
  • Kinesiology-Convocation Building (KCB)
  • Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center (REC)
  • Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center (LBV)
  • Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium (PLA)
  • Physical Plant (H)
  • Student Center (STC)
  • Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (KLM)
  • The Colonnade (Library Entrance)
  • Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC)
  • Western Hemispheric Trade Center (WHT)

Referring to Our Research Centers

  • Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade (CSWHT)
  • Texas Center for Border Economic & Enterprise Development (TCBEED)
  • International Language Institute (ILI)
  • Center for Earth & Environmental Studies (CEES)

Our Campus Mission:

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, 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, Texas A&M International improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the state of Texas, and national and international communities.

A Quick Look at TAMIU:

Located in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Laredo’s Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, is a primarily Hispanic-serving, state-assisted institution offering 95 undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and business, with a special focus on developing an international academic agenda for the State of Texas.

The University was founded in 1970 as Texas A&I University at Laredo, becoming Laredo State University in 1977 and Texas A&M International University in 1993. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary of founding  and our 25th Anniversary on campus throughout 2019-2020.  Our theme was"A World of Difference."  Visit our dedicated 50th Anniversary site.

Located at a crossroads of culture and commerce on the U.S.-Mexico border, TAMIU is one of the newest university campuses constructed in Texas. Its 300-acre campus serves as a beacon for higher education for South Texas and northern Mexico. Over 8,500 students attend the University, coming from over 30 countries around the world and just around the corner.

Top undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Biology, followed by Psychology and Nursing.  Top graduate majors are Masters in Business Administration, Curriculum and Instruction and Criminal Justice with Public Administration and School Counseling rounding out the top five.

The Closer Than Ever Program, aimed at helping stop-out students complete their degrees, has successfully re-enrolled  284 students since its launch in 2018. Of last year’s original cohort, 55% have already graduated.

The average student age is 22 (undergraduate) and 31 (graduate).

Minority enrollment is 90% Hispanic, .6% Black and .6% Asian. About 86% of students come from Webb County, but 5% of the University’s combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment is international.