Text by Lynn McDaniel
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities, as well as seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. Day 11 celebrates the 11 universities in the System:
- Texas A&M University
- Prairie View A&M University
- Texas A&M University-Commerce
- Tarleton State University
- West Texas A&M University
- Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
- Texas A&M International University
- Texas A&M University-Texarkana
- Texas A&M University-Central Texas
- Texas A&M University-San Antonio
- Texas A&M Health Science Center
A&M System members educate more than 120,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 28,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the Texas’ 254 counties and offers programs in every one. The System provides educational programs, outreach and community enhancement services, and research to improve the lives of people statewide, nationally and globally.
Fun Facts from the Texas A&M University System website:
• More than one in five students in a public university in Texas is enrolled in an A&M System institution.
• Texas A&M consistently ranks in the forefront among public universities in Texas in retention rates—keeping students enrolled and on course for graduation
• A&M System students received about $247 million in scholarships and grants annually.
• The A&M System awarded 24,377 degrees in FY 2010.
• The A&M System’s faculty include recipients of the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, Pulitzer Prize, World Food Prize and Wolf Prize, as well as members in the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Texas A&M University System. Website: http://www.tamus.edu/about/. Date accessed: December 11, 2012.