Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a public research university in the Texas A&M University System located in Kingsville, Texas. The university is the oldest public institution of higher learning in South Texas that is continuously operating.

Texas A&M University-Kingston was first chartered as the South Texas Normal School in 1917. The opening, however, was delayed due to World War 1. It was later founded as South Texas State Teacher's College in 1925. In 1929, the university's name was changed to Texas College of Arts and Industries which signaled a broadening of the institution's mission. Its name remained the same until 1967 when the change to Texas A&I University marked yet another transition. In 1989, the university became a member of the Texas A&M University System with its name changing to Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 1993.

One thing that hasn't changed is that from 1928 the school has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Today, the university boasts programs in agriculture, wildlife, engineering, music, and the sciences. The school can also boast the development of the nation's first doctoral degree of bilingual education.

The school is made up of the following colleges: Dick and Mary Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education and Human Performance; Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering; College of Graduate Studies; and the Honors College. On offer are 56 undergraduate programs, 61 master's programs and six doctoral degrees.


The Washington Monthly ranks Texas A&M – Kingsville in the top 100 national universities and has done so since 2005. In 2012, it ranked 56th. It is also been identified by The Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California as one of the top 25 Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country.


Texas A&M – Kingsville competes as a member of the Lone Star Conference, playing in the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Historically its teams have much success, particularly when it comes to football.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university offers grants, scholarships, student employment and loans as means of defraying the cost of attendance. Students must apply through the Free Application for Student Financial Aid.

Library System

The James C. Jernigan Library offers e-readers for checkout, as well as access to an array of books, periodicals, government documents and more.

Student Housing

Most students live on campus. About 2,300 students are housing in Turner Hall, Bishop Hall, Lewis Hall, Lynch Hall, Martin Hall, University Village and Mesquite Village. Other apartment-style residence halls and suites house approximately 1,200 students.

Living-learning communities are available; these include music, engineering, leadership and technology.

General Information

Admission Office
MSC 105
Kingsville, TX 78363-8201
(361) 593-2315
(800) 687-6000
Fax: (361) 593-2195
[email protected]
Contact: Laura Knippers
Director of Admissions and Registrar
Main Address
MSC 105
Kingsville, TX 78363
(361) 593-2111


Total undergrads: 5,539
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,512

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

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

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 5,949
Percent Admitted: 20%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 98%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Math

  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 520 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 360 (25th Percentile)
  • 460 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 15 (25th Percentile)
  • 20 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 13 (25th Percentile)
  • 20 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (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 $4,386 $4,386 $4,386 $6,346 +44.69%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,800 $4,800 $4,800 $4,800 0.00%
Other $2,220 $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $12,406 $12,686 $12,686 $14,646 +15.45%
In-state Off Campus $5,386 $5,486 $5,486 $7,446 +35.73%
In-state with Family $5,386 $5,486 $5,486 $7,446 +35.73%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $2,775
In-state Student Fees $1,570
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $7,761
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,570

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 651 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 542 73% $3,325,211 $6,135
– Federal grants 364 49% $1,497,272 $4,113
– Pell grants 364 49% $1,274,731 $3,502
– Other federal grants 292 39% $222,541 $762
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 209 28% $967,605 $4,630
Institutional scholarships or grants 324 44% $860,334 $2,655
Student loan financial aid 428 58% $1,989,205 $4,648
– Federal student loans 425 57% $1,908,546 $4,491
– Other student loans 12 2% $80,659 $6,722

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1242 473 17
Agriculture, General 21 8
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 5
Agronomy and Crop Science 4 8
Animal Sciences, General 12
Farm/farm and Ranch Management
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 52 2
Biology/biological Sciences, General 27 2
Biomedical Sciences, General 25
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 206 33
Accounting 49 6
Business Administration and Management, General 82 27
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/commerce, General 12
Finance, General 15
International Business/trade/commerce 6
Management Information Systems, General 27
Marketing/marketing Management, General 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 23
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 23
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2 48
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 48
Education 194 14
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 5
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 17 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 83
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 12
Education, Other
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 39 11
Educational/instructional Technology 3
Music Teacher Education 1
Reading Teacher Education 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 24
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
Engineering 121 110
Architectural Engineering 6
Chemical Engineering 28 20
Civil Engineering, General 26 11
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 24 41
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering 10
Manufacturing Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 37 10
Petroleum Engineering 8
Engineering Technology, General 36
Engineering/industrial Management
Industrial Technology/technician 36
English Language and Literature/letters 22 1
English Language and Literature, General 22 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 2
Spanish Language and Literature 6 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 62 22
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 61 22
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 1
History 36 1
History, General 36 1
Human Services, General 11
Social Work 11
Mathematics and Statistics 7 1
Mathematics, General 7 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 331
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 331
Natural Resources and Conservation 17 18 3
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 3
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 17 15 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 68 3
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 68 3
Physical Sciences 15 7
Chemistry, General 5 7
Geology/earth Science, General 8
Physics, General 2
Psychology 58 11
Psychology, General 58 11
Social Sciences 88 6
Criminology 61
Political Science and Government, General 1
Sociology 26 6
Visual and Performing Arts 37 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 6
Fine/studio Arts, General 9 1
Music Performance, General
Music, General 22
Work and Family Studies 23 5
Apparel and Textiles, General 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General 3 5
Human Development and Family Studies, General 18
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Plant Sciences B
Range Science/Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
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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