Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, also known as TAMUCC or A&M-CC, is a public school within the Texas A&M University System. This commuter campus is located in the suburban setting of Corpus Christi, Texas. However, the University sits on its own island. TAMUCC calls itself "The Island University", and its students, faculty, and staff call themselves "Islanders." Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has an undergraduate class size of 7,249. Texas A&M offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

Admissions Information

TAMUCC has a regular application fee of $20. The requirements for the admissions office to consider your application are the following: secondary school GPA, rank, and record; SAT/ACT test scores; TOEFL; and letters of recommendations. TAMUCC has an enrollment rate of 62 percent of applicants.

College Majors

You are likely to find the degree you want at this university; TAMUCC has 33 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s degree programs, and two doctoral programs.

Undergraduate Programs

Twelve undergraduate degrees are available through the College of Science & Engineering. The College of Business offers eight undergraduate programs accredited by the AACSB. Twelve undergraduate programs are available through the College of Liberal Arts. The College of Education provides three undergraduate degrees as well as teacher certifications in thirty different areas. For those interested in the medical field, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers two undergraduate degrees.

Undergraduate majors are available in the following areas of study:

  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Communications & Journalism
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies
  • English Language & Literature
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Resources & Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

TAMUCC has a variety of choices for graduate study:

College of Business

  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • Macc Master of Accountancy

College of Education

  • Ph.D. Counseling Education
  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction
  • Ed D. Educational Leadership
  • M.S. Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.S. Early Childhood Education
  • M.S. Educational Administration and Research
  • M.S. Instructional Design and Educational Technology
  • M.S. Elementary Education
  • M.S. Kinesiology
  • M.S. Reading
  • M.S. Secondary Education
  • M.S. Special Education

College of Liberal Arts

  • M.F.A. Studio Art
  • M.A. Art
  • M.S. Counseling
  • M.A. Communication
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Psychology
  • M.P.A. Public Administration

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • MSN Nursing Practitioner
  • MSN Nursing Leadership
  • MSN Nurse Educator

Online Degrees and Programs

For those who have schedules that do not allow for a traditional pursuit of college education, WebCt is the online course website of TAMUCC. You can take classes at the time and place most convenient for you. TAMUCC also has eLine (Electronic Learning in Nursing Education), which allows for online completion of a nursing completion degree.

Rankings

As of 2013, TAMUCC posted that the university was ranked among the top 50 "Low Cost Colleges with High Starting Salaries for Graduates", a list created by Affordable Colleges Online. The
university met the following criteria of having tuition and fees under $5,000, while student starting salaries following graduation had to be at an average of $40,000 per year.

Accreditation

Texas A&M is accredited by the following associations and commissions:

  • AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC)
  • Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic
  • Training Education (CAATE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)

The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs authorizes TAMUCC to offer master’s programs in social issues counseling, as well as a doctor of philosophy in counselor education. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools grants Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi the ability to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

TAMUCC has five colleges:

  • College of Science & Engineering
  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Financial Aid and Scholarships

TAMUCC offers in-state tuition, making a college education much more affordable. There are a lot of financial aid options. Students, who qualify, may accept federal grants or/and Pell grants, various scholarships (local government, state government, and institutional), and student loans.

Library System

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides the campus body with a wealth of information. The library is open every day during the school semester. This library has articles, books, journals, and course reserves, as well as online databases. Students, faculty, and staff can access the Bell Library database while off campus. The Inter-library Loan service allows TAMUCC employees and students to borrow items from other universities, should those particular items be unavailable at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. Those enrolled in Distance Learning can also access the information in the library by going to the library’s website and clicking on the links provided.

Athletics

TAMUCC is a member of the NCAA and Southland Conference. Male athletes compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis and track & field. Female athletes compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. The Islanders’ teams are committed to pursuing excellence and building team unity. Student athletes have scholastic supervisors that assist them in creating a schedule that allows for overall athletic, academic, personal, and career development.

Student Housing

Living arrangements at TAMUCC are provided for by Camden Miramar, an apartment community on campus. Students can choose from seven different floor plans, with different rooming options in each plan. All-inclusive rates include: furnishings, water, trash, electricity, basic cable, high-speed Internet, and use of laundry facilities.General Information

Admission

Office
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361)
825-2624
(800) 482-6822
Fax: (361) 825-5887
[email protected]
Contact: J. Christopher Fleming
Director of Admissions

Main

Address
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5503
(361) 825-5700
www.tamucc.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 7,249
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,230
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,249
Graduate enrollment: 1,758

Setting
Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees

offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $20

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Admissions

Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall
2011

Number of Applicants: 5,094
Percent Admitted: 85%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled:
33%

Test

Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 420 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 540 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 15 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 8 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate

Attendance Status

Undergraduate

Student Gender

Undergraduate

Student Age

Undergraduate

Student Residence

Graduate
Attendance Status

Undergraduate
Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention

Rates for First-Time Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Overall

Graduation and Transfer-Out
Rates for Students

Graduation Rates
for Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by Gender for
Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by
Race/Ethnicity for Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,897 $5,238 $5,618 $6,294 +12.03%
Books and
Supplies
$900 $935 $966 $960 -0.62%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $8,648 $8,648 $9,250 $9,175 -0.81%
Other $2,197 $2,197 $2,363 $2,600 +10.03%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $8,178 $9,800 $8,941 $9,175 +2.62%
Other $2,834 $2,834 $3,047 $3,000 -1.54%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$16,642 $17,018 $18,197 $19,029 +4.57%
In-state Off
Campus
$16,809 $18,807 $18,572 $19,429 +4.61%
In-state with
Family
$5,797 $6,173 $6,584 $7,254 +10.18%
Average Graduate School
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$3,202
In-state Student Fees $1,500
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$8,782
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,500

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
896 72%
Grant or
scholarship aid
574 46% $3,511,080 $6,117
– Federal grants 453 36% $1,906,909 $4,210
– Pell grants 452 36% $1,637,688 $3,623
– Other federal
grants
358 29% $269,221 $752
Local and state
government scholarships or
grantss
387 31% $1,425,850 $3,684
Institutional
scholarships or grants
82 7% $178,321 $2,175
Student loan
financial aid
652 52% $3,356,687 $5,148
– Federal student
loans
651 52% $3,232,330 $4,965
– Other student
loans
16 1% $124,357 $7,772

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1306 445 21
Agriculture, General 4
Aquaculture 4
Biological and Biomedical
Sciences
105 21
Biology/Biological Sciences,
General
56 21
Biomedical Sciences, General 49
Business, Management,
Marketing, and Related Support
Services
246 90
Accounting 41 20
Business Administration and
Management, General
40 70
Business/Commerce, General 40
Business/Managerial Economics 5
Finance, General 38
Management Information Systems,
General
8
Marketing/Marketing Management,
General
74
Communication, Journalism, and
Related Programs
90
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
90
Computer and Information
Sciences and Support Services
17 17
Computer and Information
Sciences, General
17 17
Education 15 166 19
Counselor Education/School
Counseling and Guidance Services
37 8
Curriculum and Instruction 14 1
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
2
Educational Leadership and
Administration, General
35 10
Educational/Instructional
Technology
7
Elementary Education and
Teaching
18
Reading Teacher Education 9
Secondary Education and
Teaching
26
Special Education and Teaching,
General
16
Trade and Industrial Teacher
Education
15 2
Engineering 9
Surveying Engineering 9
Engineering Technology, General 8
Electrical, Electronic and
Communications Engineering
Technology/Technician
2
Instrumentation
Technology/Technician
1
Mechanical
Engineering/Mechanical
Technology/Technician
5
English Language and
Literature/Letters
44 8
English Language and
Literature, General
44 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
9
Spanish Language and Literature 9
Health Services/Allied
Health/Health Sciences, General
154 69
Athletic Training/Trainer 3
Clinical Laboratory
Science/Medical
Technology/Technologist
2
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 47
Nursing Administration 22
Registered Nursing/Registered
Nurse
149
History 34 3
History, General 34 3
Homeland Security, Law
Enforcement, Firefighting and
Related Protective Services
72
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 72
Human Services, General 15
Public Administration 15
Mathematics and Statistics 12 6
Mathematics, General 12 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, General
180 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
180 2
Natural Resources and
Conservation
12 11 2
Environmental Science 12 11 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
76 6
Health and Physical
Education/Fitness, General
76 6
Physical Sciences 46
Chemistry, General 29
Geology/Earth Science, General 17
Psychology 74 11
Psychology, General 74 11
Social Sciences 43
Economics, General
Geographic Information Science
and Cartography
15
Political Science and
Government, General
16
Sociology 12
Visual and Performing Arts 69 7
Art/art Studies, General 32
Drama and Dramatics/Theater
Arts, General
16
Fine/Studio Arts, General 7
Music, General 21
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts,

Visual & Performing
Arts –
General B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Engineering
Mechanical

Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Surveying

Technology B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B

History
History
– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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