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What is 25 by 25? Transforming Engineering Education

It is a transformational education program designed to increase access for qualified students to pursue engineering education at Texas A&M University and grow our total enrollment to 25,000 students by 2025. This includes students on our College Station, Galveston, Qatar and McAllen campuses, online master's degree students and students in our statewide engineering academies. The 25 by 25 initiative is not just about increasing numbers. It is also about enhancing quality and excellence.

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Guiding principles

Our guiding principles are to transform students' educational experience, increase access to engineering education and deliver affordable engineering education.

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Find the answers to the most common questions about the 25 by 25 initiative and ask the dean your questions.

The Zachry Engineering Education Complex is the most modern learning environment on campus. Instead of lecture halls, there are active-learning studios that foster teamwork and furniture that fully integrates technology.

The 25 by 25 initiative includes the input of numerous former students, current student leadership and industry supporters of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering.

Did you know?

One out of every three engineering students on campus today would not be here without 25 by 25.

The 25 by 25 initiative is creating the most powerful engineering network on the planet by expanding the Aggie engineering network.

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One out of every four students on campus is an engineering student.

The Zachry Engineering Education Complex is the largest academic building on campus. It's large enough for two Boeing 747s placed end to end.

Zachry Engineering Education Complex

The Texas A&M College of Engineering has the largest class of female freshman engineering students in the country.

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Dr. Banks  and rReveille

"The 25 by 25 initiative is not just about increasing enrollment, but also about providing better instruction and student opportunities. We will transform engineering education to mold the engineer of the future."

M. KATHERINE BANKS, Ph.D., P.E.

Vice Chancellor of Engineering and National Laboratories, The Texas A&M University System
Dean, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Harold J. Haynes Dean’s Chair Professor