Texas A & M University-Commerce

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,790
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,853
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.89%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.1%
8,577 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
12,249
61.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43%
426 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 (607 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees), and General Studies (99 degrees).

In 2020, 3,231 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Commerce. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,529 degrees), 2.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (633 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $−23,839 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $4,790, which is $−23,839 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,853.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Texas A & M University-Commerce received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,790
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce was $4,790. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Commerce is $−23,839 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$12,853
2020 Value
3.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Texas A & M University-Commerce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,853. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew by 3.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,189
Room and Board
$1,317
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Commerce was of $9,189 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,317. The cost of room and board increased by 0.553% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.93% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Commerce received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.82% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
8.89%
2018 Default Rate
308
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Commerce was 8.89%, which represents 308 out of the 3463 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 8,577 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.7% annual decline. Out of those 8,577 applicants, 5,151 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.1% acceptance rate.

There were 12,249 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,151
Accepted Out of 8,577

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Commerce was 60.1% (5,151 admissions from 8,577 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 43.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.7%, while admissions grew by 28.5%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
663
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Commerce has a total enrollment of 12,249 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,507 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,742. This means that 61.3% 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 43.7% White, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black or African American, 6.27% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (14%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.3%) and White Male (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,249 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 7,507 and the part-time enrollment is 4,742. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Commerce are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    5,357
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,542
  3. Black or African American
    2,332

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Commerce is 43.7% White, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black or African American, 6.27% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 191 students (1.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 905 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Commerce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,529 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (633 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (607 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees) and General Studies (99 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 Library Science (51 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (613 degrees), and Agriculture (101 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 Other managers (99,344 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (95,075 people), Registered nurses (47,584 people), Physicians (46,740 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (43,337 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (51 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (613 degrees), Agriculture (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (110 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (51 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (613 degrees), Agriculture (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (110 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 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 (198,102 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,432 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (116,804 people), Construction (59,645 people), and Outpatient care centers (52,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Library Science (51 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (613 degrees), Agriculture (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (110 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 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. 607 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 99 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 607 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,163
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,068
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,163 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce, which is 0.562 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,068).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 171 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Commerce in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.807 times less than the 212 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 444 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Commerce in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.72 times more than the 163 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (58.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Commerce is Female and Two or More Races (58.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.469% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,529 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    633 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    545 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white (1,529 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (633 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    986 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    543 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    415 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Texas A & M University-Commerce is white female (986 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (543 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at nearly $30.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.7M (68.5%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Texas A & M University-Commerce had a total salary expenditure of $199M. Texas A & M University-Commerce employs 125 Associate professors, 118 Assistant professors, and 64 Professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Commerce are Male Associate professors (68), Female Assistant professors(63), and Female Associate professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 152 employees, Management, with 128 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.2M
2020 Endowment
16.6%
growth from 2019

Texas A & M University-Commerce has an endowment valued at about $30.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Commerce grew 16.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $272M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.94M - Federal
  2. $7.68M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Texas A & M University-Commerce received $3.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.68M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$76.5M
2020 Salaries
4.48%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a median of $76.5M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($199M) and a 4.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.32% growth from 2018 and a 0.969% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.2M
Instructional Salaries
368
Number of Employees

In 2020, Texas A & M University-Commerce paid a total of $27.2M to 368 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
125 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
152 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Associate professor with 125 employees; Assistant professor with 118 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce were Office and Administrative Support with 152 employees; Management with 128 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Commerce was Male Associate professor with 68 employees, Female Assistant professor with 63 employees, and Female Associate professor with 57 employees.

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

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