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Student Achievement :: Intro

2018-2019

As we continuously measure our success and evaluate our opportunities for improvement, we are moving forward to become the university of choice for everyone who is seeking a higher education in the East Texas region and beyond. Explore our university’s facts and stats to find out who we are and how we are doing!

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Student Achievement :: Campus Facts

Campus Facts

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Student Achievement :: Quality

Quality

U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 university rankings reveal that A&M-Commerce rises to the top among state and national universities. Among ranked schools, A&M-Commerce was named:

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  • 2nd in Texas for Best Online Bachelor’s Program
  • 3rd in Texas for Best Online Graduate Business Program (Excluding MBA)
  • 3rd in Texas for Best Online MBA Program
  • 5th in Texas for Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
  • 6th in Texas for Best Online MBA Programs
  • 8th in Texas for Best Online Graduate Education Program
  • 12th in Texas for Best Education Schools in Texas
  • 28th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • 37th in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Program
  • 57th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • 100th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Program
  • 101st in the nation for Best Online MBA Program
  • 163rd in nearly 400 national schools for Best Education Schools
  • 165th in nearly 400 national schools for Top Performers on Social Mobility National Universities
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Student Achievement :: Affordability

Affordability

Data shows that A&M-Commerce is one of the region’s most affordable universities.

Tuition Per Year

TEXAS RESIDENT: $22,983

Resident

NON-RESIDENT: $35,433

Non-Resident

Price Comparison per Year

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Low tuition cost

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Affordable room and board

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Great financial aid opportunities

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Students graduate with lower debt amount and rate

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Student Achievement :: Accessibility

Accessibility

To meet the needs of today’s busy students, A&M-Commerce offers classes in a variety of accessible formats, including:

  • More than 10 100% online degree programs
  • More than 50 hybrid/blended online degree programs
  • Six off-site locations (see map below)
  • Universities Center at Dallas-El Centro — Dallas, TX
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce at Frisco — Frisco, TX
  • Mesquite Metroplex Center — Mesquite, TX
  • Collin Higher Education Center — McKinney, TX
  • Navarro Partnership — Corsicana, TX
  • RELLIS Academic Alliance — Bryan, TX
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Student Achievement :: Inclusivity

Inclusivity

A&M-Commerce is committed to fostering a welcoming environment where all are respected. The following chart shows student enrollment by ethnicity in Fall 2018.

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Highlights

  • A&M-Commerce is a diverse and culturally inclusive campus, with increasing minority enrollment.
  • A&M-Commerce provides excellent programs to attract students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • A&M-Commerce ranked in the top 10% by U.S. News and World Report for best online bachelor’s program to attract diverse learners.
  • A&M-Commerce features a fast-growing Hispanic student population.
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In addition:

Male students represent 38% of the student body.

Female students represent 62% of the student body.

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Student Achievement :: Employability

Employability

A&M-Commerce keeps its thumb on the pulse of industry needs to provide a relevant education that prepares students to compete for the best jobs on the market.

Undergraduate seniors report that A&M-Commerce has prepared them with good to excellent marketable skills.

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% of A&M-Commerce graduating Seniors indicating good to excellent skill levels.

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Graduate Employment Rates: According to the A&M-Commerce 2018 Alumni Survey, 83% of undergraduates and 93% of graduate students were employed within 12 months of receiving their degrees.

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Student Achievement :: Social Mobility

Social Mobility

In a 2018 survey, A&M-Commerce alumni were asked to compare their current standard of living, after college, to their previous standard of living, at the time they started college. All A&M-Commerce alumni who responded indicated that their standard of living today exceeds that of their families. Students who have been out of college the longest reported the most upward social mobility (Class of 2013), followed by first-generation students and graduate students.

Highlights

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  • A&M-Commerce promotes social mobility by offering affordable tuition, admitting economically disadvantaged students and providing quality academic programs that prepare students to compete in the job market.
  • A&M-Commerce is ranked 165th in the nation for Top Performers on Social Mobility National Universities and is one of only 28 Texas national universities ranked as a top performer on social mobility.
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Student Achievement :: Overall Satisfaction

Overall Satisfaction

In the 2018 Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, students rated the following areas of the A&M-Commerce experience as both of high-importance and highly satisfactory:

  • Ability to experience intellectual growth
  • Commitment to academic excellence on campus
  • University reputation within the community
  • Faculty knowledge in their fields
  • Variety of courses provided on campus
  • Library resources and services
  • Availability of tutoring services
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Outcomes Measures for Student Achievement

Outcomes Measures for Student Achievement

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1-Year Retention Rate by Cohort Year

The percentage of first-time, full-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees who returned to A&M-Commerce for their second year (fall-to-fall retention).

Source: EmpowerU

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4-Year Graduation Rate by Cohort Year

The percentage of first-time, full-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees who graduated from A&M-Commerce within 4 years.

Source: EmpowerU

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6-Year Graduation Rate by Cohort Year

The percentage of first-time, full-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees who graduated from A&M-Commerce within six years.

Highlights:

  • Students in the 2012 cohort graduated at a rate of 1.6 percentage points higher than the average of regional A&M System universities (as reported by EmpowerU).
  • 40% of students in the 2012 cohort graduated within six years (as reported by IPEDS).
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Completions by Economically Disadvantaged Students

The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged students—those receiving Pell Grants at any time.

Highlights:

  • From 2014 to 2017, there was a steady increase in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged students at A&M-Commerce.
  • The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged students in 2018 is 10.8% higher than the average of regional A&M System universities.
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Percentage of Graduates Working or Enrolled

The percentage of students awarded a degree in a given year who are employed in the fourth quarter of the calendar year in which the program (fiscal year) ends or enrolled in a Texas public or private institution in the fall semester after receiving the award.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) 60x30TX strategic plan includes a goal that by 2030, 60% of Texans aged 25 to 34 will have either a certificate or degree (credential). Those credentials would impart “identifiable marketable skills” to graduates. The THECB tracks post-graduation outcomes within one year of the award of a credential. Institutions track students and report the percentage of those working, enrolled, or working and enrolled within a year of completion.

Highlight:

  • In 2017, 80.8% of A&M-Commerce graduates were working within the state of Texas and/or enrolled in a Texas public or private college.
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Tuition and Fees Cost—30 SCH

The average cost of mandatory tuition and fees charged a student taking 30 semester credit hours.

A&M-Commerce is committed to remaining affordable and seeks to rein in student costs but also attend to the relative value of a student’s degree versus those costs. A&M-Commerce’s tuition and fees are significantly below the median tuition and fees for the university’s state public peer institutions, as defined by the THECB.

Highlight:

  • A&M-Commerce’s tuition and fees are 4.9% less than the median tuition and fees at Texas public peer institutions.
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Transfer Graduation Rate

The percentage of full-time non-first-time-entering students by cohort year who pursued bachelor’s degrees and who graduated from A&M-Commerce within 4 years (as reported by IPEDS).

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The percentage of full-time non-first-time-entering students by cohort year who pursued bachelor’s degrees and who graduated from A&M-Commerce within 6 years (as reported by IPEDS).

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