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Study in the Rio Grande Valley

Students at the Higher Education Center at McAllen have a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree from Texas A&M University while living in a thriving, close-knit community in the Rio Grande Valley. This remote learning center was established to prepare students to work in local industries and beyond. Students who begin their studies in McAllen have the option to transition to our Galveston or College Station campuses through the entry-to-a-major process.

Monica Gomez"After I knew more about Texas A&M, I really wanted to go. However, my parents were concerned and did not want me to go far away to study since I was the first daughter to leave. When I learned about the Higher Education Center at McAllen, I immediately changed the campus I would attend. I grew up in the Valley, so a part of me wanted to stay where I belonged the most. My favorite aspect of studying in McAllen is that I get to see my family often and I am more aware of the impact I can make in the Valley. Also, classes are small enough to be able to interact more with your professors, and as a peer mentor, I have noticed how everybody can rely academically and personally on their peers." says Monica Gomez, multidisciplinary engineering student at the Higher Education Center at McAllen.