Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi

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6300 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5503

Phone: (361) 825-5700
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi is a public institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,740, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,668 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,198 (2012-13).

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

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an expanding, doctoral-granting institution committed to preparing graduates for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in the global community. We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative activity and service and our supportive, multicultural learning community provides undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging educational experience. The university's federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) provides a foundation for closing educational gaps, while its strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America provides a basis for gaining national and international prominence.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1947
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $9,617,919


When applying to Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.7 percent.

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

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.7%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi is 21:1, and the school has 16.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 14%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 14%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 7%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 6%
Psychology, General 6%

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Student Life

Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,740, with a gender distribution of 40.8 percent male students and 59.2 percent female students. At this school, 15 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 85 percent of students live off campus. Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 10,508
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, 60.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,962.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,668 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,198 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,020 (2012-13)
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