Background Info

About the College of Engineering 

With more than 500 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 19,000 students, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering is the second-largest engineering school in the country. The college is ranked seventh in both graduate studies and undergraduate programs, and third in research expenditures among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college's 14 departments ranked in the Top 10.


About Texas A&M University

Aerial of the Academic Building

Texas A&M has more than 49,000 students and is one of the top universities in enrollment of new National Merit Scholars. Texas A&M conducts research valued at more than $582 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.


About the Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System

The A&M System Engineering Program comprises the Texas A&M University College of Engineering and three state engineering agencies: the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, which conducts research to provide practical answers to critical state and national needs; the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, which offers hands-on, customized, first-responder training, homeland security exercises, technical assistance, and technology transfer services that have an impact in Texas and beyond; and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, which addresses major issues in all transportation modes (including surface, air, pipeline, water, and rail) as well as policy, economic, finance, environmental, safety, and security concerns. In FY2010, the Texas A&M Engineering Program had combined annual expenditures of more than $384 million.