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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Students in the 2013 cohort graduated at a rate of 4.7 percentage points higher than the average of regional A&M System universities (as reported by EmpowerU).
42% of students in the 2013 cohort graduated within six years (as reported by IPEDS).
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).
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).
Completions by Economically Disadvantaged Students
The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged students—those receiving Pell Grants at any time.
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 2019 is 6.1% higher than the average of regional A&M System universities.
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.
In 2018, 81% of A&M-Commerce graduates were working within the state of Texas and/or enrolled in a Texas public or private college.
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.
A&M-Commerce’s tuition and fees are 5.6% less than the median tuition and fees at Texas public peer institutions.