Texas A & M University-College Station

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,872

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,455

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.17%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.2%

34,780 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

65,632

86.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.2%

6,444 Graduates

About

Texas A & M University-College Station is a higher education institution located in Brazos County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas A & M University-College Station were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (747 degrees awarded), General Psychology (385 degrees), and Accounting (331 degrees).

In 2016, 15,532 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-College Station. 49.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (9,694 degrees), 3.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2509 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-College Station is $6,872, which is $-18,984 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-College Station is $6,872, which is $-18,984 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,455.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,872

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-College Station was $6,872. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-College Station is $-18,984 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,455

2016 Value

12.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Texas A & M University-College Station had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,455. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Texas A & M University-College Station grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,338

Room and Board

$1,194

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-College Station was of $10,338 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,194. The cost of room and board increased by 8.57% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-College Station received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2015, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.17%

2015 Default Rate

170

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-College Station was 2.17%, which represents 170 out of the 7851 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Texas A & M University-College Station received 34,780 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.72% annual growth. Out of those 34,780 applicants, 23,361 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 65,632 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-College Station in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-College Station has an overall enrollment yield of 43.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

23,361

Accepted Out of 34,780

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-College Station was 67.2% (23,361 admissions from 34,780 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 66.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.72%, while admissions grew by 5.54%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

5,845

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-College Station in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-College Station has a total enrollment of 65,632 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-College Station is 56,924 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,708. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-College Station are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-College Station, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.6% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Asian, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-College Station in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.1%), followed by White Female (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (21.2%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-College Station, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65,632 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-College Station is 56,924 and the part-time enrollment is 8,708. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-College Station are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas A & M University-College Station was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas A & M University-College Station had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    38,444

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13,081

  3. Asian

    4,283

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-College Station is 58.6% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Asian, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 321 students (0.489%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 146 fewer women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-College Station. The majority of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-College Station are white (9,694 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2509 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-College Station is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (747 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (385 degrees) and Accounting (331 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas A & M University-College Station, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (1,198 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees), and Engineering (2,452 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Miscellaneous managers (460,598 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (349,516 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,688 people), Civil engineers (234,460 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Agriculture (1,198 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees), Engineering (2,452 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (238 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (927 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Agriculture (1,198 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees), Engineering (2,452 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (238 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (927 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Architectural, engineering & related services (540,458 people), Computer Systems Design (400,637 people), Construction (294,643 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (234,154 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (190,879 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-College Station are Agriculture (1,198 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees), Engineering (2,452 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (238 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (927 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas A & M University-College Station.

Most Common

  1. 747 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 331 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-College Station was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 747 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,839

  2. 7,693

In 2016, 7,839 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-College Station, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,693).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 295 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-College Station in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 5.27 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 566 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-College Station in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.13 times more than the 181 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 50% of students graduating from Texas A & M University-College Station completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-College Station is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (90% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.326% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,694 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,509 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    772 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-College Station is white (9,694 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2509 degrees).

0.74% of degree recipients (115 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,954 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    4,740 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,353 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-College Station is white female (4,954 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (4,740 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-College Station has an endowment valued at nearly $9.75B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-28.3M (-0.29%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Texas A & M University-College Station had a total expenditure of $2.81B. Of that $2.81B, they spent $1.14B on salaries and $2.81B on benefits.

Texas A & M University-College Station employs 1,017 Professors, 664 Associate professors, and 437 Assistant professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-College Station are Male Professors (826), Male Associate professors(424), and Male Assistant professors (249).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-College Station are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1157 employees, Management, with 972 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 826 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.75B

2015 Endowment

7.29%

decline from 2014

Texas A & M University-College Station has an endowment valued at about $9.75B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-College Station declined 7.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.48B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $333M - Federal

  2. $56.7M - State

  3. $41.9M - Local

As of 2015, Texas A & M University-College Station received $333M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $56.7M from state grants and contracts, and $41.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.14B

Salary Expenditure

$2.81B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Texas A & M University-College Station had a total expenditure of $2.81B. Of that $2.81B, they spent $1.14B on salaries and $2.81B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Texas A & M University-College Station as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.14B

2015 Salaries

6.25%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Texas A & M University-College Station paid a median of $1.14B in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.81B) and a 6.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.9% growth from 2013 and a 1.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$283M

Instructional Salaries

2,599

Number of Employees

In 2015, Texas A & M University-College Station paid a total of $283M to 2,599 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

1017 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1157 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-College Station were Professor with 1,017 employees; Associate professor with 664 employees; and Associate professor with 437 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-College Station were Office and Administrative Support with 1,157 employees; Management with 972 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 826 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-College Station was Male Professor with 826 employees, Male Associate professor with 424 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 249 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Texas A & M University-College Station.

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