Texas A&M University--Kingsville

2014 Quick Stats
MSC 128

Kingsville, TX 78363

Phone: (361) 593-2111
2012-2013 Tuition
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Texas A&M University--Kingsville is a public institution that was founded in 1925. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,966, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 250 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas A&M University--Kingsville's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,940 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,470 (2012-13).

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

In 2010, Texas A&M University-Kingsville experienced unprecedented growth in both enrollment and its physical facilities. The campus embarked on a beautification and redevelopment initiative that sparked a renewed energy and sense of momentum among students, faculty and staff, alumni and other stakeholders. Our growth is the result of careful planning, assessment and integration. In fact, planning is the heart of every initiative undertaken at the university in the past two years. In 2010, we unveiled an academic plan and campus master plan that will shape our curricula and programs as well as the physical appearance and new construction on campus. The two plans are interdependent and designed to guide our growth through the next decade. Texas A&M University is ranked 33rd in the nation for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics and 37th for master's degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics issue. The university also is ranked for awarding Hispanics degrees in the following areas, seventh in the nation for agriculture degree and fourth for multi interdisciplinary degrees. Rankings are based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The data reflects degrees conferred between July 2009 and June 2010 to Hispanic students. The environmental engineering program at Texas A&M-Kingsville was ranked 12th in the nation for number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. The online master's degree in industrial engineering was ranked fourth in the nation for student engagement and 21st for student services and technology in a U.S. News and World Report ranking of online degree programs. The university is in the top 20 percent of all colleges across the nation, according to the Forbes 2011 List of America's Top Colleges. Of the 29 private and public universities from Texas, A&M-Kingsville ranked 16th; the list includes 17 public Texas universities and A&M-Kingsville is ranked sixth among that group; and A&M-Kingsville is ranked 174th in the nation for research. Texas A&M -Kingsville was ranked among the top universities in the nation, according to Washington Monthly's list of national university rankings, released as part of the publication's September 2011 College Guide. Of the 258 institutions included on the list, A&M-Kingsville ranks 180 on the National University Rankings. It is one of only nine Texas schools included in the lists top 200 schools in the nation and the only university ranked on the national university list from South Texas.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1925
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $16,887,366


When applying to Texas A&M University--Kingsville, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Texas A&M University--Kingsville is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 92.8 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 92.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--Kingsville is 19:1, and the school has 49 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas A&M University--Kingsville include: Communication Sciences and Disorders, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Criminology; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%
Criminology 6%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 6%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6%

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Student Life

Texas A&M University--Kingsville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,966, with a gender distribution of 50.8 percent male students and 49.2 percent female students. Texas A&M University--Kingsville is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,234
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Texas A&M University--Kingsville 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--Kingsville 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--Kingsville, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Texas A&M University--Kingsville.

Students who have cars on campus 62%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $6,940 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,470 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,484 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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