Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
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Admissions at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi are not highly competitive--two-thirds of applicants were admitted in 2016. If you have solid grades and your test scores fall within or above the ranges posted below, you have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Applicants will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Description:

Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi occupies a 240-acre waterfront campus on Ward Island. Houston, San Antonio, and Austin are all within a few hours' drive. The university is one of the twelve public universities that make up the Texas A&M System. Students come from 48 states and 67 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 33 majors, and fields in the sciences, health, and business are among the most popular. Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Islanders compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields five men's and seven women's Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,202 (9,960 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,424 (in-state); $18,257 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $868 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,195
  • Other Expenses: $2,514
  • Total Cost: $21,001 (in-state); $30,834 (out-of-state)

    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 71%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 54%
      • Loans: 58%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $7,375
      • Loans: $6,195

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology.

    Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 37%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Mission Statement:

    mission statement from http://www.tamucc.edu/about/vision.html

    "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. 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."

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