First and Foremost
Texas A&M University in College Station opened in 1876 as the first public institution of higher learning in Texas, and was the first land, sea and space grant University in the country. The 5,200-acre campus is also home of the George Bush Presidential Library. Texas A&M University is a research-intensive university with over 60,000 students - including 11,000 graduate students - studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. The University enrolls one of the 10 largest student bodies in the nation and its degree programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. Texas A&M consistently ranks among the country's top universities in attracting National Merit Scholars and is in the top tier of universities nationwide in research expenditures. Texas A&M University in College Station is the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, which includes eleven universities, a Health Science Center and a Law School as well as Agricultural, Engineering, Forestry, Transportation and Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratories throughout Texas.