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2600 South Neal
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Texas A & M University-Commerce

Texas A & M University-Commerce Rating: 3.9/5 (8 votes)

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Introduction

Texas A&M University-Commerce (A&M) is a public university in Commerce, Texas. The university was founded in 1889 as East Texas Normal College. Today, it is the second largest school in the Texas A&M University system with around 6,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students on campus and a reputation for excellent facilities. The planetarium at A&M is considered one of the best university planetariums in the southeast.

Commerce is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth urban metro area, about 55 miles from downtown Dallas. The town of Commerce is home to around 8,000 people. To serve a wider population area, there are branch campuses in McKinney, Mount Pleasant, Mesquite, and downtown Dallas.

The school’s motto is “Ceaseless Industry-Fearless Investigation-Unfettered Thought-Unselfish Service to Others”.

Academics

The university offers more than 100 degrees divided into four colleges: the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Business and Technology, the College of Social Sciences and Arts, and the College of Sciences, Engineering, and Agriculture. The university places a strong emphasis on small classes, internship opportunities, and mentorship relationships between faculty and students. Average class size is 26 people.

The College of Business and Technology is internationally known for its excellent undergraduate accounting programs, including its undergraduate China Exchange Program and Master’s of Business Administration program. A&M is also the only school in northeast Texas to offer degrees in wildlife and conservation science and industrial engineering. The university is classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Study Abroad

There are 18 study abroad programs at A&M, including programs in China, Australia, South Africa, Russia, Peru, and England. A significant number of Korean students from KonKuk University in Seoul come to A&M to study general education, English, and American culture.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions to A&M are competitive. SAT or ACT scores are required as part of the application. Approximately 57% of applicants are admitted.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Texas, A&M offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships, for a total of over 75 million dollars in financial aid each year. Fifty students who qualify for the Honors College receive full tuition scholarships every year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4084th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Clubs and Organizations

There are more than 120 student organizations on the A&M Commerce campus to meet the personal and professional interests of a wide range of students. The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body in administrative and other public matters. Clubs and organizations include professional interest groups, personal interest groups, multicultural organizations, and more. Special interest groups include the Association for the Needs of Gay and Lesbian Students, Cricket City Improv, Environmental Awareness Society, Free Thinkers Society, Texas College Democrats, and The Clay Club. Multicultural organizations include the African Student Association, Caribbean Students Association, Chinese Student Association, Fuerza y Inegridad A Todos, League of United Latin American Citizens, Thai Student Association, and more. The student newspaper is The East Texan, and students in the Radio and Television department produce “Newscenter 3”, a weekly television broadcast.

Greek Life

Greek life is a significant element of campus culture at A&M. Fraternities include Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Alpha Order, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Iota Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Gamma Ro, Omega Psy Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma. Sororities include Kappa Delta Chi, Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta.

Living on Campus

There are several dormitories and apartments on the A&M campus.Residences include:

  • Whitley Hall, a large traditional residence and home to Regents Scholars and the Freshman Leadership Class
  • The New Pride Apartments, apartments for upperclassmen
  • Smith Hall, a suite-style residence
  • Berry Hall, a suite-style residence
  • West Hall, an apartment complex for upperclassmen
  • Prairie Crossing, an apartment complex for members of Sophomore Experience and Honors College
  • Family Housing, an apartment complex for married students and students with children

Dining on Campus

A&M offers a traditional, buffet-style dining hall as well as a large food court in the Sam Rayburn Student Center. Food court offerings include Tex Mex café Ochorito, chicken wings outlet Wingin’It, Starbucks, Deli and Veggie By Design, and Swirls and Shakes. There is also a bistro in the library offering snacks and Starbucks coffee.

Child Care

The Children’s Learning Center offers care for the children of students, faculty, and staff. It is open to children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

Student Services

The Student Services office offers a wide range of support services to assist students in academic success. These services include academic counselling, career counselling, employment placement services, personal counselling, testing services, and disability services.

Post-Graduate Employment

A&M boasts an alumni employment rate of over 95%.Some of the top employers for A&M graduates include Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Wells Fargo Bank, the US Department of Labor, Honeywell-TSI, and the Dallas Independent School District.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department is known as the Lions, and school colors are blue and gold. The Lions compete in NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. Men’s sports include football, golf, basketball, track and field, and cross country. Women’s sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, track and field, and cross country. Football is the most popular sport at the university.

Recreational Athletics

The Morris Recreation Center contains facilities available for student use, including weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment, basketball courts, running tracks, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, pools, and a hot tub.

Alumni

Well-known alumni include:

  • NFL players Alan Veingrad, Kevin Mathis, Dwight White, Antonio Wilson, Wes Smith, Aundra Thompson, Tim Collier, Jon Gilliam, Dee Mackey, Kyle Mackey, Curtis Buckley, Darrell Tully, Clint Dolezel, and Harvey Martin
  • Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson
  • Artists Robyn O’Neiland Trenton Doyle Hancock
  • Former Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District Mike Moses
  • Photographers Mark Seliger and Jim Fiscus
  • Author Bill O’Neal
  • US House of Representatives lawmaker Sam Rayburn
  • Acress Tia Ballard
  • Congressman Mike Conaway

Bibliography

  • About Us.. TAMU Commerce. Web. 26 Sept 2011.
  • Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011. Chicago: Sourcebooks, 2010. Print.
  • Locations. Academics. TAMU Commerce. Web. 26 Sept 2011.
  • Overview. Academics. TAMU Commerce. Web. 26 Sept 2011.
  • Pope, Loren. Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You. New York: Penguin. 2007. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 43rd in Texas and 1199th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 191st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.04
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 2 0.02
Burglary 14 0.12
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.02
Arrest 15 0.13

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 10 0.12
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 5 0.06
Robbery 5 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 107 1.30
Larceny 219 2.66
Vehicle theft 17 0.21

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4804

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1564th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,790 $4,790 $15,410
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,793 $1,793 $1,793
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $160 $160 $514
FT Graduate Tuition $4,840 $4,840 $13,264
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,602 $1,602 $1,602
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $202 $202 $556
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,867 $14,867 $25,487
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,000 $13,000 $23,620
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,850 $9,850 $20,470

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,283 $6,583 $6,283 $6,583 $15,673 $17,203
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,670 $7,150
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,412 $3,734
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,106(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,734(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,734(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,236 (1,747 male / 2,489 female)
Admitted 2,888 (1,199 male / 1,689 female)
Admission rate 68%
First-time Enrollment 943 (440 male / 503 female)
FT Enrollment 920 (431 male / 489 female)
PT Enrollment 23 (9 male / 14 female)
Total Enrollment11,591

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Lone Star Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Lone Star Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Lone Star Conference

ACT Test Admission

906th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 54%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 23
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 23
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24

SAT Test Admission

902nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 72%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 540
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 550
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 880 / 1090

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,706
Meals per Week24
Room Fee$3,850
Board Fee$3,300

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 424 423 323 86 21 1,791 23 3,135
Accounting 28 13 11 6 37 1 98
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1 4 1 1 6 13
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 1 11 12
Agricultural Economics 1 1
Agricultural Teacher Education 3 3
Agriculture, General 1 3 1 27 32
Agronomy and Crop Science 2 2
Animal Sciences, General 2 2 13 17
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Athletic Training/Trainer 2 2 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 2 6 3 1 18 32
Business Administration and Management, General 137 109 56 38 3 355 16 724
Business/Commerce, General 4 3 11 18
Chemistry, General 9 1 1 5 4 20
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 4 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 78 2 1 1 1 12 97
Construction Engineering 1 1 2
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 4 4
Counseling Psychology 1 17 7 57 82
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 10 9 34 57
Criminology 2 7 9
Curriculum and Instruction 6 17 44 67
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 2 10 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 3 1 11 20
Economics, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 25 23 3 78 133
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 4 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 3 21 26
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 3 37 44
Environmental Science 2 2 11 15
Finance, General 44 2 1 2 16 68
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1 10 12
General Studies 1 8 4 36 50
Graphic Design 2 2 6 10
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 3 4
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 9 7 3 1 8 29
History, General 3 20 24
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 2 1 2 7
Industrial Engineering 1 6 7
Industrial Technology/Technician 38 7 6 4 2 16 1 75
Information Science/Studies 2 1 8 11
Journalism 2 2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 21 8 3 48 81
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 1 5 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 6 8 15 30
Library and Information Science 2 1 13 16
Management Information Systems, General 10 1 2 1 2 16
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 40 9 1 3 16 70
Mathematics, General 3 2 1 21 1 30
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 57 74 6 4 446 1 595
Music Performance, General 1 1 2 4
Music Teacher Education 1 1 1 3
Music, General 1 2 1 13 17
Photography 1 1 8 10
Physics, General 3 1 1 5 10
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 11 17
Psychology, General 1 17 11 2 59 93
Public Relations/Image Management 1 4 5
Radio and Television 1 2 1 7 11
Reading Teacher Education 1 7 1 2 10 21
Rhetoric and Composition 3 1 1 4 9
School Psychology 1 4 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 1 1 1 30 38
Social Sciences, General
Social Work 2 40 9 1 1 72 125
Sociology 6 4 2 19 31
Spanish Language and Literature 10 3 13
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 4 1 8 13
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 1 8 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1310th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $70,544 ($74,674 male / $58,607 female)
Number of FT Faculty 333 (183 male / 150 female)
Number of PT Faculty 623
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $8,475,152
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