Texas A&M University
higher education institution in United States.
Texas A&M University - Description
Texas A&M University is one of the few institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. As a leading graduate research university and the state's first public institution, Texas A&M offers 94 doctoral programs and 151 master-level programs. Many of these programs have attained national recognition for quality by the National Research Council (NRC). Texas A&M enrolls approximately 45,000 students, of which nearly 8,000 are graduate students. Texas A&M embraces its mission of the advancement of knowledge and human achievement in all its dimensions. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University - Extensive, Texas A&M consistently ranks in the top tier in terms of both enrollment and research expenditures. The University offers an outstanding research library with research collections of over 2.8 million volumes and 5.2 million microforms. The graduate faculty is comprised of over 2,500 faculty members, of which many are also members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Texas A&M University promotes and welcomes students of all races and national origin that enhances the learning and campus experience.
Description of Texas A&M University
The flagship of the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University is a tier one research institutionand one of only 62 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. As the state’s first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M has strategically grown into one of the nation’s most diverse and comprehensive universities, offering more than 190 undergraduate majors and 244 graduate degree programs as well as professional degrees in law, veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and public health. With a current student body of more than 62,185, it ranks among the nation’s largest universities. Committed to the values of its land-grant heritage, Texas A&M ensures accessible and affordable quality education – 25 percent of its students are the first in their family to attend college -- while creating a culture of excellence in teaching, research and service. It consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the number of science and engineering doctorates produced and in the top 20 in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to minorities. Other top rankings include: · #5 - Among public universities in “Best Value Schools” category and 25thoverall among publics (2015U.S. News and World Report) · #4 – In nation among all universities in “research, service, social mobility and contributions to society” (2014Washington Monthly) · #2 – In nation among all universities in preparing graduates for the workforce. (Wall Street Journal) · #6 – Among public universities nationally when combining quality, affordability and how an institution’s graduates fare monetarily in their careers. (2014Money) · #6 – Among top 50 “Best Value Graduate Schools” (2015 valuecolleges.com) Texas A&M faculty are committed to providing students with high-impact learning experiences to promote deep rather than superficial learning and achieve specific learning outcomessuch as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, problem-solving and personal and social responsibility. There are more than 3,900 students involved in study abroad programs in 150 countries, perhaps the most effective way to enhance personal and social responsibility. Texas A&M’s faculty researchers and scholars, collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students, are tackling the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow – the global demand for energy; the connections between human, animal and environmental health; 21stcentury educational needs with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and other daunting problems that require creative and innovative solutions. With two branch campuses (at Galveston, Texas and Doha, Qatar) Texas A&M’s purpose is to develop educated leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good . . . in their state, nation and in the global society. Texas A&M is o ne of only 17 universities holding land-, sea- and space-grant designations. Among the 891 institutions eligible for the National Science Foundation’s most recent Higher Education Research and Development Survey (FY 2013)Texas A&M ranked 19thin the nation. Research expenditures exceeded $854 million in FY 2014. Some examples of significant research: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , the only veterinary college in Texas, conducts advanced research in signature areas of biomedical genomics, cardiovascular sciences, infectious diseases, neuroscience, reproductive biology, toxicology, and veterinary clinical research. The College is pioneering the study of human cancer using the Texas A&M-Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry for pets diagnosed with cancer, the model for the National Veterinary Cancer Registry. Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (of which Texas A&M is one of 11 international partners) is constructing the largest optical telescope in the world, which is scheduled to become fully operational by 2024 in Chile. International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international research collaboration that coordinates seagoing expeditions to study the history of the earth as recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor. Texas A&M is the scientific operator of the drillship JOIDES Resolution on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM), founded in 2012 on an initial $285.6 million public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to enhance the nation's emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases, including pandemic influenza, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The Center will perform research and advanced development to accelerate vaccines and other medical products through pre-clinical and clinical development and produce these products in cases of pandemics or other national emergencies. Cyclotron Institute, o ne of only four university-based, United States Department of Energy-funded laboratories, is home to one of a handful of K500 superconducting cyclotrons worldwide with an unmatched capability for nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry research. Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) collaborates with agriculture industries, major research universities, the national laboratories, and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to develop countermeasures needed to protect the US food supply – through funding from three federal departments: Homeland Security, Agriculture and Defense. English Language Learning and Acquisition The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $16.3 million grant to Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development for its research on improving student achievement through its ongoing English Language Learning and Acquisition, providing a national model to close the achievement gap between English learners and their native English-speaking classmates. Researchers at Texas A&M are involved in projects on every continent, with more than 600 initiatives underway in more than 80 countries. Student researchers can work in doctoral degree programs in every subject, including one of the nation’s few post-doctoral programs in biostatistics.