Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,890
3.62% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,948
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.65%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
60.5%
12,464 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
12,236
72.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
36.3%
526 Graduates

About

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is a higher education institution located in Nueces County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Registered Nursing (222 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (178 degrees), and General Psychology (116 degrees).

In 2017, 2,325 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (957 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (943 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $4,890, which is $-21,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $4,890, which is $-21,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,948.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,890
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was $4,890. The cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $-21,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,948
2017 Value
7.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,948. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi grew by 7.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,232
Room and Board
$1,008
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was of $9,232 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,008. The cost of room and board increased by 0.847% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.08% with respect to 2016, when 49% 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.
6.65%
2016 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was 6.65%, which represents 174 out of the 2616 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-Corpus Christi received 12,464 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.45% annual decline. Out of those 12,464 applicants, 7,536 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.5% acceptance rate.

There were 12,236 students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in 2017, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,536
Accepted Out of 12,464

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was 60.5% (7,536 admissions from 12,464 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.45%, while admissions declined by -9.71%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
1,682
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has a total enrollment of 12,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 8,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,324. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% Hispanic or Latino, 36.9% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 2.97% Asian, 1.78% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (29.9%), followed by White Female (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (19.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.5%) and White Male (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 8,912 and the part-time enrollment is 3,324. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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-Corpus Christi was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,820
  2. White
    4,519
  3. Black or African American
    673

The enrolled student population at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 47.6% Hispanic or Latino, 36.9% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 2.97% Asian, 1.78% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0245% 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, 216 students (1.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 599 more women than men received degrees from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. The majority of degree recipients at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are hispanic or latino (957 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (943 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is Registered Nursing (222 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (178 degrees) and General Psychology (116 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (178 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 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-Corpus Christi are Physicians (429,037 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (238,493 people), Other managers (191,116 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,112 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (144,821 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (178 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Biology (176 degrees), and History (27 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-Corpus Christi are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (178 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Biology (176 degrees), and History (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,057 people), Elementary & secondary schools (434,010 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,550 people), Offices of physicians (212,343 people), and Scientific research & development services (134,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Interdisciplinary Studies (178 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Biology (176 degrees), and History (27 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-Corpus Christi.
Most Common
  1. 222 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 178 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 116 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was Registered Nursing with 222 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 863
  2. 1,462

In 2017, 863 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,462).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 166 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 183 degrees were awarded to women at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in Registered Nursing, which is 4.69 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (65.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is Female and White (65.7% 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, 0.57% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    957 degrees awarded
  2. White
    943 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is hispanic or latino (957 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (943 degrees).

1.46% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    634 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    580 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    363 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is hispanic or latino female (634 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (580 degrees).

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Operations

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an endowment valued at nearly $16.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.4M (63.3%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi had a total salary expenditure of $221M. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi employs 205 Assistant professors, 99 Associate professors, and 93 Professors. Most academics at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are Female Assistant professors (122), Male Assistant professors(83), and Male Professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are: Office and Administrative Support, with 187 employees, Management, with 133 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 118 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.4M
2017 Endowment
10.9%
growth from 2016

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has an endowment valued at about $16.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $270M 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. $15.6M - Federal
  2. $10.1M - State
  3. $2.58M - Local

As of 2017, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi received $15.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$87.4M
2017 Salaries
2.02%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi paid a median of $87.4M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($221M) and a 2.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.72% growth from 2015 and a 7.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$29.9M
Instructional Salaries
405
Number of Employees

In 2017, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi paid a total of $29.9M to 405 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
205 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Assistant professor with 205 employees; Associate professor with 99 employees; and Associate professor with 93 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi were Office and Administrative Support with 187 employees; Management with 133 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 118 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi was Female Assistant professor with 122 employees, Male Assistant professor with 83 employees, and Male Professor with 67 employees.

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

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