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About Texas A&M

Texas A&M University opened in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, we are a research-intensive main university dedicated to sending leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Learn more about our university, including our goals, mission, values, locations, leadership and history.

Our Mission

Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic and geographic groups as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the 21st century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.

Our Campuses

Our main campus in College Station is home to more than 71,000 students and is located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle. We have 8,000 students at our branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar and at the School of Law in Fort Worth, the Higher Education Center at McAllen and Health Science Center locations across Texas.

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Our Purpose & Values

Our purpose statement and values serve as our everyday guideposts. They are the backbone of what it means to be an Aggie.

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Our core values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Loyalty
  • Respect
  • Selfless Service

In the News

Texas A&M Today features news about our research, current students, and faculty and staff. Visit the website and sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Rooted in Tradition

Our traditions unite current and former students, build camaraderie and foster the Aggie Spirit.

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Making an Impact

At Texas A&M, we establish strategic partnerships to further our impact. We serve our state, nation and world by working to solve problems, share knowledge and improve lives.