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Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at El Centro College


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Texas A&M and El Centro College launch innovative co-enrollment program for students to pursue engineering degrees

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Program Facts

  • The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academies are part of an innovative program that offers students interested in pursuing an engineering degree at Texas A&M University the opportunity to co-enroll at select two-year colleges in Texas and the College of Engineering at Texas A&M:
    • Texas Southmost College in Brownsville
    • Alamo Colleges in San Antonio
    • El Centro College in Dallas
    • Houston Community College in Houston
  • Academy students are Texas A&M engineering students upon their acceptance into the co-enrollment program. Texas A&M’s admissions office reviews all applications and admits highly qualified students from each of the partner institutions based on the same admission requirements as Texas A&M University-College Station engineering students.
  • In-district Academy students taking a total combined 12 credit hours per semester, (two engineering credit hours at Texas A&M and the remaining credit hours at our partner two-year institutions), can save as much as $3,500 a semester compared to a student taking all 12 credit hours at Texas A&M. This amounts to a total savings of approximately $14,000 for students who remain in the program for the full two years (example based on an in-district Houston Community College (HCC) student and HCC’s in-district tuition; each two-year institution has its own tuition rates).
  • Texas A&M engineering faculty will teach one of our engineering courses per semester at each of the partner institutions.
  • At the end of two years, upon successful completion of the engineering academy at the two-year college, and with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, students will apply to the college of engineering major of their choice at Texas A&M. The remainder of the bachelor’s degree coursework will be completed in College Station.
  • Academy students, like our on-campus general engineering students, can apply to any major through our Entry-to-a-Major process. This includes all 16 undergraduate majors within the College of Engineering.
  • Dedicated Academy advisors will assist students in choosing their major and making the transition to the Texas A&M campus.

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M has more than 50,000 students and is one of the top universities in enrollment of new National Merit Scholars. Texas A&M conducts research valued at more than $820 million annually, placing it among the top 20 universities nationally and consistently ranking in the top tier of research institutions by the National Science Foundation. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities. Texas A&M is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is home to one of the largest chapters of Phi Beta Kappa.

College of Engineering

With more than 500 faculty members and more than 15,000 students, the college is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in engineering graduate programs and eighth in undergraduate engineering programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

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This program was made possible through the generosity of Chevron

This program was developed through a partnership between Texas A&M University and Chevron to help address the state’s and nation’s significant and growing need for engineers.