Texas A & M University-Commerce

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,790
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,477
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
43.1%
9,293 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,109
58.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40%
330 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 (565 degrees awarded), General Studies (116 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees).

In 2019, 3,418 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Commerce. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,675 degrees), 2.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (605 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $−23,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $−23,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,477.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,790
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce was $4,790. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $−23,710 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,477
2019 Value
5.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Texas A & M University-Commerce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,477. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew by 5.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,139
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Commerce was of $9,139 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 12.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Commerce received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.86% with respect to 2018, when 70% 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.
11.8%
2017 Default Rate
383
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Commerce was 11.8%, which represents 383 out of the 3238 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 9,293 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.17% annual growth. Out of those 9,293 applicants, 4,008 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.1% acceptance rate.

There were 12,109 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2019, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,008
Accepted Out of 9,293

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Commerce was 43.1% (4,008 admissions from 9,293 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 41.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.17%, while admissions grew by 12.2%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
805
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Commerce has a total enrollment of 12,109 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,084 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,025. This means that 58.5% 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 44.2% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Black or African American, 6.24% Two or More Races, 3.13% Asian, 0.479% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23%), followed by White Male (15.1%) and Black or African American Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (11.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,109 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,084 and the part-time enrollment is 5,025. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 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
    5,355
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,438
  3. Black or African American
    2,418

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 44.2% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Black or African American, 6.24% Two or More Races, 3.13% Asian, 0.479% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 974 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Commerce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,675 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (605 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (565 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (116 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (112 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 Library Science (52 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees), and Agriculture (84 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-Commerce are Other managers (117,641 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (96,136 people), Secondary school teachers (91,381 people), Software developers (74,855 people), and Postsecondary teachers (74,188 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (52 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees), Agriculture (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 degrees), and Math & Statistics (68 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-Commerce are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (52 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees), Agriculture (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 degrees), and Math & Statistics (68 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 (267,655 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (165,691 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (156,686 people), Computer Systems Design (105,262 people), and Insurance carriers (61,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (52 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (579 degrees), Agriculture (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 degrees), and Math & Statistics (68 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. 565 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 112 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 565 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,222 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce, which is 0.556 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.891 times less than the 230 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 434 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Commerce in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.31 times more than the 131 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Female and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.606% 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
    1,675 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    605 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    577 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,675 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (605 degrees).

0.878% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,114 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    561 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    410 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white female (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (561 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at nearly $25.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.72M (26%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Texas A & M University-Commerce had a total salary expenditure of $193M. Texas A & M University-Commerce employs 140 Assistant professors, 124 Associate professors, and 73 Professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Male Associate professors (78), Female Assistant professors(76), and Male Assistant professors (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 153 employees, Management, with 125 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.9M
2019 Endowment
6.19%
growth from 2018

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at about $25.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew 6.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $285M 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. $3.85M - Federal
  2. $6.98M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Texas A & M University-Commerce received $3.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.98M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$73.2M
2019 Salaries
2.32%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a median of $73.2M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($193M) and a 2.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.969% decline from 2017 and a 6.86% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.3M
Instructional Salaries
394
Number of Employees

In 2019, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a total of $29.3M to 394 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
140 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
153 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Assistant professor with 140 employees; Associate professor with 124 employees; and Associate professor with 73 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Office and Administrative Support with 153 employees; Management with 125 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Male Associate professor with 78 employees, Female Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 64 employees.

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

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