Texas A&M University-Commerce: Narrative Description

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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE C-21

PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
Tel: (903)886-5081
Free: 800-331-3878
Admissions: (903)886-5103
Fax: (903)886-5888
Web Site: http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Texas A&M University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Endowment: $9.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $609,864. Educational spending 2003-04: $6149 per student. Total enrollment: 6,317. Faculty: 519 (281 full-time, 238 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,782 applied, 62% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 4,398 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 989 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 31 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Federation of North Texas Area Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/9. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3224 full-time, $203 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9764 full-time, $461 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $954 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5246. College room only: $2750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Day, Sam Rayburn Leadership Institute. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 2,300 college housing spaces available; 1,563 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Gee Library with 112,601 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 7,918 serials, 50,283 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.1 million. 405 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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