Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Better known as Texas A&M University, this land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. The university is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States (Houston, Dallas and San Antonio) and the state capital (Austin). The university’s enrollment includes approximately 44,000 students studying for degrees in 10 academic colleges.

Texas A&M, the state’s first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The school owes its origin to the Morrill Act of 1862, which established the nation’s land-grant college system.

In 1963, the name of the institution was changed to Texas A&M University to more accurately reflect its expanding role as a leader in teaching, research, and public service for the state, nation and world. The initials "A" and "M" are a link to the university’s past; they no longer represent any specific words as the school’s curriculum has grown to include not only agriculture and engineering, but architecture, business, education, geosciences, liberal arts, medicine, science, and veterinary medicine.

Texas A&M is known for:

The Texas A&M campus is home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Aggie and Aggies are used to describe Texas A&M students and former students (Texas A&M does not call these alumni, nor graduates).


I'm not great at these naming conventions just yet. Give me time and I'll get it. - Invictus