Tribpedia: Texas A&M University System

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, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center.

A&M System members educate more than 131,000 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 state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every one. In 2012, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $783 million to help drive the state’s economy.

 Established Joined A&M  System

Texas A&M University

1876  1876
- Texas A&M University at Galveston    
- Texas A&M University at Qatar    
- Texas A&M Health Science Center 1999  1999
Prairie View A&M University 1876  1876
Texas A&M University-Commerce 1889  1996
Tarleton State University 1899  1917
West Texas A&M University 1910  1990
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 1925  1989
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 1947  1989
Texas A&M International University 1970  1989
Texas A&M University-Texarkana 1971  1996
Texas A&M University-Central Texas 2009  1999
Texas A&M University-San Antonio 2009  2000


State Agencies

Texas A&M AgriLife Research 1887  
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 1914  
Texas A&M Forest Service 1915  
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 1915  
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service 1948  
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 1967  
Texas A&M Transportation Institute 1950  


Texas A&M University System Service Units 

Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services  2012  
Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization 

Each of the 21 members of the A&M System has its own mission, history and goals. The oldest institution and founding member of the A&M System is Texas A&M University, established in 1876. Many of the member universities and agencies joined the A&M System decades after being established. Together, they strive to provide educational programs, outreach and community enhancement services as well as research that will improve the lives of people in Texas and beyond.

  • 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 both overall and for African-American and Hispanic students.
  • A&M System students received about $247 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • The A&M System awarded 27,408 degrees in FY 2012.
  • 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.


State Rep. J.M. Lozano, R-Kingsville, and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.
Texas A&M University unveils  Autonomous Freight Shuttle System on September 9, 2016.

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