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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 :: 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:

  • 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.

1 $8,748
2 $9,422
3 $3,413
4 $1,400

Highlights

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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 35 online degree programs
  • More than 10 hybrid/blended online degree programs
  • Six off-site locations:
    • 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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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.

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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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.

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Overall Satisfaction

In the 2018 Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, A&M-Commerce students indicated overall satisfaction in several areas:

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Outcomes Measures for Student Achievement

Outcomes Measures for Student Achievement

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Six-Year Graduation Rate

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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 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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Six-Year Graduation Rate

Six-Year Graduation Rate

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

Highlight:

  • 40% of students in the 2012 cohort graduated within six years (as reported by IPEDS).
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Completions by Economically Disadvantaged Students

Completions by Economically Disadvantaged Students

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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 degree 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

Percentage of Graduates Working or Enrolled

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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.

Highlights:

  • 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

Tuition and Fees Cost-30 SCH

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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.

Highlights:

  • 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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