University Profile

Texas A&M University-Texarkana

A member of the Texas A&M University System

7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: (903) 223-3000

As a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest and most distinguished higher education systems in the nation, we provide our students with a world-class education in a supportive, family-like community. 


Texas A&M University–Texarkana, is a comprehensive public university located in Texarkana, Texas.  First established as an upper-level center of East Texas State University (ETSU) at Commerce, Texas in 1971, the university received separate accreditation in 1980.  In September 1996, the university joined the A&M System.  And in 2010, A&M-Texarkana became a full four-year and graduate institution and moved to a beautiful new campus adjacent to Bringle Lake Park in north Texarkana.   In 2021 the university celebrated its 50th, 25th, and 10th anniversaries…50 years as an institution, 25 years as a member of The Texas A&M University System, and 10 years of breaking new ground on its beautiful lake-front-campus.


  • Beautiful 375-acre campus adjacent to Bringle Lake
  • All the amenities of home at Bringle Lake Village on-campus residence hall
  • The Lois and Cary Patterson Student Recreation Center features:
    • recreation areas
    • study areas
    • athletic facilities
    • cafe featuring Starbucks coffee
  • State-of-the-art Building for Academic and Student Services opened January 2019

Affordable Education

  • Over $18.5 million in financial aid and scholarships were awarded last year
  • 80% of students eligible for financial aid
  • Students who reside in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma will pay in-state tuition rates.
  • Ranked as Most Affordable College for Freshmen with Financial Need in Texas.

Quick Facts

  • Mascot: Ace the Eagle
  • Colors: Navy, Maroon, and Gold
  • Division: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Conference: Red River Athletic Conference
  • Men’s Teams: Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, and Cross Country
  • Women’s Teams: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Cross Country
  • Enrollment: 2078 (Fall 2021)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Top 5 Undergraduate Degrees Conferred

  • BAAS- Applied Arts & Sciences
  • BBA- Business Administration
  • BSIS- Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BGS- General Studies
  • BSCJ- Criminal Justice

Top 5 Graduate Degrees Conferred

  • MBA- Business Administration
  • MS- Curriculum and Instruction
  • MS- Interdisciplinary Studies
  • MC- Adult and Higher Education
  • MS- Instructional Technology

Guiding Beliefs

  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Success
  • Community Engagement and Leadership


As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student-support services, co-curricular programming, research, and service. The personal attention of our faculty and staff provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen professions and prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment.


As a first-choice institution known for academic excellence, student success, and community leadership, Texas A&M University-Texarkana will provide its' students an exemplary public higher education. 

Academic Vision Statement

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a community of scholars and learners engaged in challenging, student-centered inquiry inside and beyond the classroom.

Community of Scholars and Learners

  • We value diversity in faculty, staff, and students because we know diversity drives creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at all levels of teaching and learning.  We also value diversity of thought by our student body because we know this will better prepare our students to examine their own beliefs as well as be successful and competitive in the global market-place.
  • We value strong academic relationships between faculty and students and believe that on-going relationships with full-time faculty will promote greater student success.  Faculty mentoring students as fellow scholars enhances deep learning, making students integral participants in the educational process.

Challenging Student-centered Inquiry

  • We value a broad liberal education that enables the hands-on application of knowledge, skills, and creativity.
  • We value low student to faculty ratios in all classes, especially in general education courses in which student mastery is critical to success in discipline specific courses as well as in the workplace.
  • We value the delivery of curriculum via high-impact practices that enable faculty to engage students as active rather than passive learners, such as faculty-student research, service learning, and academic learning communities, all of which develop students into life-long learners and global citizens.
  • We value teaching students how to think critically and solve complex problems, important outcomes of their formal education and attributes of personal and professional success.

Inquiry Inside and Beyond the Classroom

  • We value our world as a rich, authentic learning environment, and we subscribe to the idea that students and faculty are active members of the broader community.  We promote initiatives such as study abroad opportunities, international faculty exchange, co-curricular partnerships, internships, and other similar activities effectively and purposefully integrate learning and the application of knowledge and skills.
  • We value the intertwining of universities and the public they serve, whether that public be local indivduals, regional corporations, state agencies, or the global populace.  Our faculty members, public-resource experts in their fields, enhance the intellectual quality of the campus, region, and discipline. 
  • We value the civic responsibility a university has to improve the lives of the students and the public it serves through the generation of new and diverse knowledge, the effective distribution of that knowledge, and the service that the university provides its global constituents.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for Texas A&M University-Texarkana, “Sharing a Vision, Navigating the Path, Creating our Future”, reflects annual strategic objectives in support of our guiding beliefs.  Please visit the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Strategic Plan website for additional information.

University Accolades

  • #1 of the 46 Best Affordable Online Master’s in Accounting by  GETEDUCATED.COM            
  • #10 Most Diverse Colleges in Texas by NICHE.COM                                                                  
  • Ranked #14 of Best Small Colleges in Texas by NICHE.COM                                
  • #16 of Colleges with the Best Professors in Texas by NICHE.COM
  • 4th Best Online MBA Program by AFFORDABLESCHOOLS.NET
  • #6 out of 20 Best Affordable Colleges in Texas for Bachelor’s Degree by AFFORDABLESCHOOLS.NET
  • #6 of 50 Best Value Small Colleges for a Biology Degree by BESTVALUESCHOOLS.COM