Texas A & M University-Commerce

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,790

25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,032

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.53%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

46.1%

7,805 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

13,514

56% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

43.4%

259 Graduates

About

Texas A & M University-Commerce is a higher education institution located in Hunt County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (532 degrees awarded), General Studies (97 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees).

In 2016, 3,283 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Commerce. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,748 degrees), 3.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (500 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $-21,066 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $-21,066 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,032.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,790

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce was $4,790. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $-21,066 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$9,032

2016 Value

8.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Texas A & M University-Commerce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,032. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew by 8.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,780

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Commerce was of $7,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Commerce received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.37% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

9.53%

2015 Default Rate

291

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Commerce was 9.53%, which represents 291 out of the 3054 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-Commerce received 7,805 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.48% annual growth. Out of those 7,805 applicants, 3,601 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.1% acceptance rate.

There were 13,514 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2016, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an overall enrollment yield of 30.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,601

Accepted Out of 7,805

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Commerce was 46.1% (3,601 admissions from 7,805 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 47.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.48%, while admissions grew by 5.51%.

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SAT Scores

65%

Submission Percentage

696

Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Commerce has a total enrollment of 13,514 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,563 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,951. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48% White, 19.5% Black or African American, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Two or More Races, 3.08% Asian, 0.562% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (11.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,514 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,563 and the part-time enrollment is 5,951. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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-Commerce was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas A & M University-Commerce had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,486

  2. Black or African American

    2,634

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,270

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 48% White, 19.5% Black or African American, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Two or More Races, 3.08% Asian, 0.562% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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, 162 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 707 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Commerce. The majority of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Commerce are white (1,748 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (500 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (532 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (97 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas A & M University-Commerce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees awarded), Library Science (20 degrees), and Agriculture (65 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,877,312 people), Secondary school teachers (303,020 people), Education administrators (254,043 people), Social workers (217,447 people), and Miscellaneous managers (157,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees awarded), Library Science (20 degrees), Agriculture (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees), and Education (459 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees awarded), Library Science (20 degrees), Agriculture (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees), and Education (459 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Elementary & secondary schools (2,779,986 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (263,750 people), Hospitals (245,825 people), Individual & family services (147,456 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (98,958 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees awarded), Library Science (20 degrees), Agriculture (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees), and Education (459 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-Commerce.

Most Common

  1. 532 degrees awarded

  2. 97 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 532 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,288

  2. 1,995

In 2016, 1,288 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,995).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 310 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 251 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 390 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Commerce in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.75 times more than the 142 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Texas A & M University-Commerce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Female and White (57.1% 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, 0.772% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,748 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    500 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    404 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,748 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (500 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,119 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    629 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    334 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white female (1,119 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (629 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at nearly $19.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-699k (-3.51%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Commerce had a total expenditure of $166M. Of that $166M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $166M on benefits.

Texas A & M University-Commerce employs 131 Assistant professors, 75 Associate professors, and 70 Instructors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Male Assistant professors (69), Female Assistant professors(62), and Female Instructors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, Management, with 100 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.9M

2015 Endowment

1.84%

growth from 2014

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at about $19.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew 1.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $251M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.59M - Federal

  2. $6.34M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Texas A & M University-Commerce received $4.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.34M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$64.8M

Salary Expenditure

$166M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Commerce had a total expenditure of $166M. Of that $166M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $166M 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-Commerce as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$64.8M

2015 Salaries

4.76%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a median of $64.8M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 4.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% decline from 2013 and a 9.63% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$23.1M

Instructional Salaries

323

Number of Employees

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a total of $23.1M to 323 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

131 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

141 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Assistant professor with 131 employees; Associate professor with 75 employees; and Associate professor with 70 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; Management with 100 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Male Assistant professor with 69 employees, Female Assistant professor with 62 employees, and Female Instructor with 48 employees.

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

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