Texas A&M University--Commerce

Established in 1889 as a normal, or teachers' college by visionary founder William Leonidas Mayo, Texas A&M University-Commerce is located just east of the Dallas Metroplex. The university remains committed to the vision of Professor Mayo when he said, "No industrious, ambitious youth shall be denied an education if I can prevent it." The university currently serves more than 13,000 students and is the third-largest institution in the Texas A&M University System. The university's colleges of Business, Education and Human Services, Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts, Science and Engineering, and the School of Agriculture offer degrees in more than 100 majors. The university offers flexible and affordable academic program options at the main campus in Commerce, Texas, at seven off-site locations in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, as well as through community college partnerships with Corsicana, Midlothian and Collin Colleges. The university also offers extensive online course and degree options for undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers a range of scholarship options to incoming freshmen through Honors College, First Year Leadership Class, Regents Scholar, Mane Achievement, UPRIDE, and Freshman Student Access and Success programs. Endowed and departmental scholarships also provide significant financial assistance. The One-Stop-Shop provides students seamless access to admissions, financial aid and advising services. A perennial NCAA Division II athletics powerhouse and an original member of the Lone Star Athletic Conference, A&M Commerce Lions student-athletes compete in 13 sports. The university also offers a comprehensive and diverse student life experience, including a thriving Greek community and more than 120 student organizations. Recent accolades include: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded the 2016 Star Award for the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate program at Texas A&M University-Commerce; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded Texas A&M University-Commerce one of four expansion grants for new Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs. The total award exceeded $650,000; The National Science Foundation awarded the university a $295,000 grant to support the university's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for 2017-2020; Head Woman's Basketball coach, Jason Burton, was selected for a special NCAA task force dealing with Sleep and Wellness; Dr. Venu Cheriyath, the director of the BioPride program and Dr. John P. Slovak, director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce JAMP program, were awarded a supplemental fund from Texas Joint Medical Admission Program to offer the BioPride-JAMP Orientation program to JAMP eligible pre-med freshmen students; Regents Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Ben Jang, was awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his research, "Investigation of Forming Pd Single Atoms on CePdOx Surfaces via Controlled Surface Modification procedures."

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Public, Coed 1889 N/A Semester $21.9 million + PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429 (903) 886-5000
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