The 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 nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The A&M System educates more than 115,000 students and reaches another 22 million people through service each year. With nearly 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 Texas county. Externally funded research brings almost $730 million every year to help drive the state’s economy. Each of the 19 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.
Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M is one of fewer than 100 of the 3,500 higher education institutions in the United States to be classified as a Research I University. Annual research expenditures reach $772 million. The university’s endowment is approximately $5.1 billion and its 5,200-acre campus is one of the Nation’s largest. Texas A&M offers degrees in more than 170 fields and has a student body numbering 49,130 enrolled in 10 academic colleges. The university is home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The university also operates two branch campuses in Galveston, Texas, and in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, and has centers in Mexico City and Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.