Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Narrative Description

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6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5503
Tel: (361)825-5700
Free: 800-482-6822
Admissions: (361)825-2414
Fax: (361)825-5810
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tamucc.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Texas A&M University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 240-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $5.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4984 per student. Total enrollment: 8,227. Faculty: 446 (254 full-time, 192 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,273 applied, 85% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 5,255 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,326 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 23 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 37% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3176 full-time, $100 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,916 full-time, $368 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1103 full-time, $32.50 per semester hour part-time, $90 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $5355. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Accounting Society, Student Art Association, science clubs. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Splash Day, Island Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, security gate access with card after 10 p.m. 1,340 college housing spaces available; 1,160 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mary and Jeff Bell Library with 731,586 books, 536,059 microform titles, 1,901 serials, 6,012 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 500 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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