Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,719

0.855% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,025

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.7%

12,909 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,202

73.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

34.5%

483 Graduates

About

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is a higher education institution located in Nueces County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Registered Nursing (249 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (166 degrees), and General Psychology (112 degrees).

In 2016, 2,200 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (917 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (864 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $4,719, which is $-21,137 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $4,719, which is $-21,137 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,025.

In 2016, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,719

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was $4,719. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $-21,137 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,025

2016 Value

1.72%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,025. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi grew by 1.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,155

Room and Board

$868

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was of $9,155 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $868. The cost of room and board did not change 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

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.77% with respect to 2015, when 52% 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.

8.38%

2015 Default Rate

247

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was 8.38%, which represents 247 out of the 2948 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-Corpus Christi received 12,909 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 44.9% annual growth. Out of those 12,909 applicants, 8,346 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.7% acceptance rate.

There were 12,202 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in 2016, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an overall enrollment yield of 28.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,346

Accepted Out of 12,909

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was 64.7% (8,346 admissions from 12,909 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 83.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 44.9%, while admissions grew by 11.8%.

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SAT Scores

76%

Submission Percentage

1,690

Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has a total enrollment of 12,202 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 8,964 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,238. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% Hispanic or Latino, 37.7% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 2.83% Asian, 1.03% Two or More Races, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (29.3%), followed by White Female (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (18.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,202 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 8,964 and the part-time enrollment is 3,238. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

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-Corpus Christi was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,632

  2. White

    4,602

  3. Black or African American

    801

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 46.2% Hispanic or Latino, 37.7% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 2.83% Asian, 1.03% Two or More Races, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0246% 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, 186 students (1.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 618 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. The majority of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are white (917 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (864 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is Registered Nursing (249 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (166 degrees) and General Psychology (112 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (41 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-Corpus Christi are Physicians & surgeons (438,325 people), Miscellaneous managers (233,567 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,798 people), Postsecondary teachers (175,487 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (122,893 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Biology (159 degrees), and History (33 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-Corpus Christi are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Biology (159 degrees), and History (33 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-Corpus Christi are Hospitals (608,100 people), Elementary & secondary schools (406,742 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,687 people), Offices of physicians (185,908 people), and Scientific research & development services (127,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Biology (159 degrees), and History (33 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-Corpus Christi.

Most Common

  1. 249 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was Registered Nursing with 249 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 791

  2. 1,409

In 2016, 791 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,409).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 205 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in Registered Nursing, which is 4.66 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is Male and Two or More Races (66.7% 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, 0.828% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    917 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    864 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is white (917 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (864 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    600 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    565 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    352 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is hispanic or latino female (600 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (565 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an endowment valued at nearly $13.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-624k (-4.48%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had a total expenditure of $198M. Of that $198M, they spent $81M on salaries and $198M on benefits.

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi employs 205 Assistant professors, 106 Associate professors, and 83 Professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Female Assistant professors (124), Male Assistant professors(81), and Male Associate professors (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are: Office and Administrative Support, with 160 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 123 employees, and Management with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.9M

2015 Endowment

1.76%

growth from 2014

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an endowment valued at about $13.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi grew 1.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $13.3M - Federal

  2. $6.22M - State

  3. $1.86M - Local

As of 2015, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi received $13.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.22M from state grants and contracts, and $1.86M 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.

$81M

Salary Expenditure

$198M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had a total expenditure of $198M. Of that $198M, they spent $81M on salaries and $198M 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-Corpus Christi as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$81M

2015 Salaries

7.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi paid a median of $81M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($198M) and a 7.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.78% growth from 2013 and a 4.98% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$28.3M

Instructional Salaries

393

Number of Employees

In 2015, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi paid a total of $28.3M to 393 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% 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

205 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

160 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Assistant professor with 205 employees; Associate professor with 106 employees; and Associate professor with 83 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Office and Administrative Support with 160 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 123 employees; and Management with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was Female Assistant professor with 124 employees, Male Assistant professor with 81 employees, and Male Associate professor with 63 employees.

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

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