Prairie View A&M University

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School Overview

Prairie View A&M University is a member of the Texas A&M University System and is located in Prairie View, Texas (USA). Historically black, PVAMU is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The school is one of Texas’ land grant universities. PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 majors, 37 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees through the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
  • College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology
  • College of Nursing

In addition to the doctoral programs in juvenile justice, electrical engineering, and educational leadership, a doctoral program of nursing is in development.

General Information

Admission Office
PO Box 519, MS 1009
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
(936) 261-1000

Contact: Mary Gooch
Assistant Director Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 519
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
(936) 261-3311

www.pvamu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 6,278
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,296
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,178
Graduate enrollment: 1,925

Setting
Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Computer campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

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

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 9,374
Percent Admitted: 40%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 48%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 370 (25th Percentile)
  • 450 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 390 (25th Percentile)
  • 480 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 350 (25th Percentile)
  • 440 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

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

ACT English

  • 13 (25th Percentile)
  • 19 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 20 (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 $6,046 $6,299 $6,763 $6,856 +1.38%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,500 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,212 $8,500 $7,815 $7,064 -9.61%
Other $3,300 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 -33.33%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,477 $6,610 $6,800 $7,000 +2.94%
Other $3,300 $4,000 $3,000 $3,000 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,758 $20,299 $18,578 $16,920 -8.92%
In-state Off Campus $17,023 $18,409 $17,563 $17,856 +1.67%
In-state with Family $7,246 $7,799 $7,763 $7,856 +1.20%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,586
In-state Student Fees $1,255
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,202
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,255

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,219 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,219 94% $9,047,285 $7,422
• Federal grants 847 66% $4,248,888 $5,016
• Pell grants 847 66% $3,105,913 $3,667
• Other federal grants 692 54% $1,142,975 $1,652
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 717 56% $3,601,596 $5,023
Institutional scholarships or grants 944 73% $1,196,801 $1,268
Student loan financial aid 1,015 79% $6,509,390 $6,413
• Federal student loans 1,008 78% $6,063,552 $6,015
• Other student loans 54 4% $445,838 $8,256

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 849 559 13
Agriculture, General 2
Animal Sciences, General 1
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 1
Architecture and Related Services 45 36
Architecture 45 19
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 38 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 133 49
Accounting 34 15
Business Administration and Management, General 40 34
Finance, General 11
Management Information Systems, General 12
Marketing/marketing Management, General 36
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 35
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 35
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 11 6
Information Science/studies 6
Education 195 6
Curriculum and Instruction 13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 155 6
Health Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 18
Engineering 90 11 2
Chemical Engineering 17
Civil Engineering, General 9
Computer Engineering, General 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 33 4 2
Engineering, General 7
Mechanical Engineering 28
Engineering Technology, General 36
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 14
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 18
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 4
English Language and Literature/letters 3 1
English Language and Literature, General 3 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 159 32
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 22
Nursing Administration 5
Nursing Education 5
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 159
History 7
History, General 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 61 10 5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 16 10 5
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 45
Human Services, General 26
Social Work 26
Mathematics and Statistics 5 3
Mathematics, General 5 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 77
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 77
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 22
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 22
Physical Sciences 6 2
Chemistry, General 6 2
Psychology 53 187
Clinical Child Psychology 3
Counseling Psychology 184
Psychology, General 53
Social Sciences 15 3
Political Science and Government, General 12
Sociology 3 3
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 6
Music Performance, General 3
Work and Family Studies 15 15
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General 4 15
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 11
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering

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

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Drafting and Design Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies 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.

Prairie View A & M University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(936) 261-3311
Website:www.pvamu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX?s_logon_msg=Y
Address:FM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, TX 77446
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,782
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):37%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,134 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$10,059
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,378
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$12,364

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Prairie View A & M University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Prairie View A & M University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Architecture and Related Services12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education61
Engineering521
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs231
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service211
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences21
Psychology121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences21
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total39255

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Prairie View A & M University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Psychology1
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Prairie View A & M University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,059
Out-of-state$23,378
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,144
Out-of-state$15,172

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,53696%
Grant or scholarship aid1,39187%$12,364
Student loan aid1,18974%$5,899

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,75083%$9,649
Federal student loans5,19775%$6,998

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Prairie View A & M University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Prairie View A & M University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,6602,1053,555
Percent admitted100%83%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%34%33%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Prairie View A & M University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,782
Undergraduate enrollment7,417
Graduate enrollment1,365

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Prairie View A & M University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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