Texas A & M University-Commerce

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,790

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,396

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

34.5%

9,520 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,244

55.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.7%

278 Graduates

About

Texas A & M University-Commerce is a higher education institution located in Hunt County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (571 degrees awarded), General Psychology (96 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees).

In 2017, 3,460 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Commerce. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,718 degrees), 3.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $-21,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $-21,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,396.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,790

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce was $4,790. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $-21,710 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,396

2017 Value

26.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Texas A & M University-Commerce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,396. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew by 26.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,025

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Commerce was of $8,025 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.15% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Commerce received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.68%

2016 Default Rate

304

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Commerce was 9.68%, which represents 304 out of the 3141 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Texas A & M University-Commerce received 9,520 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22% annual growth. Out of those 9,520 applicants, 3,288 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.5% acceptance rate.

There were 13,244 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an overall enrollment yield of 35.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,288

Accepted Out of 9,520

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Commerce was 34.5% (3,288 admissions from 9,520 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 46.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 22%, while admissions declined by -8.69%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

748

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Commerce has a total enrollment of 13,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,358 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,886. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.51% Two or More Races, 2.86% Asian, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.6%), followed by White Male (12.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,358 and the part-time enrollment is 5,886. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas A & M University-Commerce was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas A & M University-Commerce had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,215

  2. Black or African American

    2,695

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,374

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 46.9% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.51% Two or More Races, 2.86% Asian, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 144 students (1.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 846 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Commerce. The majority of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Commerce are white (1,718 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (571 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (96 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas A & M University-Commerce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (610 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), and Agriculture (104 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,890,134 people), Secondary school teachers (310,152 people), Education administrators (254,795 people), Other managers (131,351 people), and Special education teachers (116,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (610 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (123 degrees), and Education (447 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Surgeons, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (610 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (123 degrees), and Education (447 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Elementary & secondary schools (2,760,439 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (276,103 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (220,678 people), Child day care services (94,809 people), and Construction (89,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Interdisciplinary Studies (610 degrees awarded), Library Science (21 degrees), Agriculture (104 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (123 degrees), and Education (447 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas A & M University-Commerce.

Most Common

  1. 571 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 571 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,307

  2. 2,153

In 2017, 1,307 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,153).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.967 times less than the 270 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 431 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Commerce in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.08 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Texas A & M University-Commerce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,718 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    527 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    493 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,718 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 degrees).

1.1% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,147 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    571 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    344 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white female (1,147 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (571 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at nearly $23.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.7M (53%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Commerce had a total salary expenditure of $197M. Texas A & M University-Commerce employs 147 Assistant professors, 87 Associate professors, and 83 Professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Male Assistant professors (79), Female Assistant professors(68), and Male Associate professors (54).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 143 employees, Management, with 98 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.9M

2017 Endowment

9.21%

growth from 2016

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at about $23.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew 9.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $263M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.62M - Federal

  2. $7.06M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Texas A & M University-Commerce received $3.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.06M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.3M

2017 Salaries

6.86%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a median of $72.3M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($197M) and a 6.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.35% growth from 2015 and a 4.76% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.7M

Instructional Salaries

373

Number of Employees

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a total of $29.7M to 373 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

147 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

143 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Assistant professor with 147 employees; Associate professor with 87 employees; and Associate professor with 83 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Office and Administrative Support with 143 employees; Management with 98 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Male Assistant professor with 79 employees, Female Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Male Associate professor with 54 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Texas A & M University-Commerce.

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