Texas A&M University--Commerce

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PO Box 3011

Commerce, TX 75429

Phone: (903) 886-5081
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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Texas A&M University--Commerce is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,768, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,883 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas A&M University--Commerce's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,583 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,113 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located in the rural north Texas city of Commerce, Texas A&M University-Commerce serves more than 12,000 students and is the second-largest member of the Texas A&M University system. A&M-Commerce comprises four academic colleges that offer degrees in over 100 majors and areas of study. Since 1889, A&M-Commerce has provided an environment tailored for student success. In addition to online and traditional instruction at it eight locations, the university has increased financial aid and support available to students through Honors College scholarships and the Regents Scholars program. The Student Access and Success Center is a one-stop shop approach that removes barriers to admissions, financial aid and advising information. The university also has 11 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a thriving Greek system, and over 120 student organizations. The university's acclaim carries over to more than 100 degree programs, including masters and doctoral programs. The university has experienced great growth and acclaim in 2012 and 2013 in each of its four colleges. The College of Business and Entrepreneurship is home to accomplished faculty who regularly publish in renowned peer-reviewed journals, present their research at national and international conferences, and bring home awards for excellence in their fields. In 2012 and 2013 alone, College of Business and Entrepreneurship faculty have been highlighted by the Academy of Business Research, Chartered Financial Analyst Review, the International Academy of Business and Public Disciplines, and others. The College of Education and Human Services boasts myriad faculty accomplishments including grants, publications, presentations, and awards from the American Psychological Association, the International Journal for Development Education and Global Learning, the International Journal of Business and Public Administration. Betty A. Block, Department Head and Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance was awarded the 2012 National Distinguished Administrator Award from the National Association of Kinesiology and Dr. Maria Hinojosa was awarded the Distinguished University Faculty distinction by the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.
The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts has a stellar reputation for its professional endeavors within its associated fields. Dr. Carrie Klypchak, Director of Theater Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Theatre, was named the University Theatre Educator of the Year in the state of Texas. Barbara Frey, Art Professor, received the 2012 National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Excellence in Teaching Award for her enduring service to her students and the art of ceramics. Dr. Ted Hansen, Professor of Music and Regents Professor, received his 15th consecutive award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Student work also shined in 2012 and 2013 with four A&M-Commerce Visual Communications seniors receiving merits at the annual "One Show" Young Ones competition in New York City. The College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture celebrated the dedication of the Keith D. McFarland Science Building, named for the university's tenth president and a visionary in campus growth, degree development, and technological innovation. The Department of Physics and Astronomy joined the Southern Association for Research in Astronomy, thus gaining access to premier observatory locations for purposes of scholarly and student research. The Department of Agricultural Sciences was selected to receive significant funding from a Small Socially-Disadvantaged Service Grant to aid disadvantaged producers in northeast Texas.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $15,199,335


When applying to Texas A&M University--Commerce, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Texas A&M University--Commerce is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--Commerce is 14:1, and the school has 43.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas A&M University--Commerce include: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 44%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 4%

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Student Life

Texas A&M University--Commerce has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,768, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. Texas A&M University--Commerce is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,187
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Texas A&M University--Commerce offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Texas A&M University--Commerce also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Texas A&M University--Commerce.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Texas A&M University--Commerce, 72.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,995.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,583 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,113 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,254 (2013-14)
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