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A Proud Heritage

Engineering has been part of Texas A&M University since the university opened in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Today, the College of Engineering is the largest college on the College Station campus.

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Achievements and Recognition

Our college is consistently ranked among the nation's top public undergraduate and graduate programs in U.S. News & World Report rankings. We also rank among the top universities for our inclusive excellence, our number of National Merit Scholars, our nationally recognized faculty and our funded research.

Our students, faculty and alumni are making a difference worldwide through innovation and service. Technologies developed through our research programs are shaping our world, and our education extends far beyond the classroom, engaging industry partners and practitioners to create real-world opportunities for our students.

The 25 by 25 initiative began in 2013 in response to the national call for more engineering graduates. The guiding principles are to transform the educational experience, increase access to engineering education, and deliver affordable engineering education.

The College of Engineering is the largest college on the Texas A&M campus and one of the largest in the country, with more than 20,000 engineering students enrolled in our 15 departments.

By the Numbers

Facts and Figures
20K+ engineering students
710 faculty members
15 academic departments

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Engineering is to serve Texas, the nation and the global community by providing engineering graduates who are well-founded in engineering fundamentals, instilled with the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior, and prepared to meet the complex technical challenges of society.

To achieve this mission, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring an academic environment favorable for achieving the highest levels of academic and research excellence.
  • Building upon our traditional partnerships with industry, engineering practitioners and former students, to enhance our impact on the profession of engineering.
  • Encouraging excellence, innovation and cross-disciplinary initiatives in education and research.
  • Providing national and international leadership in undergraduate and graduate engineering education.
  • Becoming the engineering college of choice for the increasingly diverse residents of the state.
  • Encouraging and supporting opportunities for our students to grow beyond their chosen disciplines. These include ethics courses, leadership programs, study abroad programs and research.