University description (as per official university website)
Exploring the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, performing on the finest stage in the Coastal Bend and undertaking new research to improve the lives of those in our community form the enriching experiences offered at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. We’re an active campus where our students, faculty and staff make all the difference.
Picture yourself in a tropical environment where top-notch academics and cutting-edge research are blended into a robust lifestyle. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the only University in the nation located on its own island.
With palm trees lining pathways throughout the 240–acre campus, nearby natural wetlands and a pristine beach, we’ve become a first-choice destination for many students seeking a university that takes the lead, rather than follows.
A Brief History
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi traces its beginning to 1947 as the area’s premier institution of higher education. Today, we’re part of The Texas A&M University System, a network of nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The following dates are significant milestones marking our amazing transformation.
Ward Island becomes home to the University of Corpus Christi (UCC), an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. A total of 312 students are enrolled.
Hurricane Celia causes more than $1 million in damage to the campus.
Legislature authorizes the Texas A&I University System to establish a state-supported upper-level institution of higher education in Corpus Christi.
Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi opens its doors on Sept. 4, 1973, to 969 students as an upper-level institution offering courses at the junior, senior and graduate levels.
The Legislature changes the school’s name to Corpus Christi State University.
Corpus Christi State University joins The Texas A&M University System.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorizes the University’s first doctoral degree program.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents renames the institution Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A year later, it becomes a four-year comprehensive university and enrollment increases to 5,000 students.
The University revives its intercollegiate athletics program. Today, A&M-Corpus Christi competes in 14 men’s and women’s sports as a member of the Southland Conference.
The Board of Regents approves the University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences which opened the following year.
Dr. Flavius Killebrew becomes the University’s President/CEO and initiates Momentum 2015, a 10-year plan to establish Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as the flagship university for South Texas.
ffice of Admissions
at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. We invite your application for admission and look forward to the opportunity of working with you in pursuit of your educational goals.
All students are required to apply for and be granted admission in order to enroll in classes at the University. This process varies depending on your country of origin and your academic intentions.
* International Students
Non-U.S. citizens who do not hold U.S. Permanent Resident Status.
* Freshmen Students
Students who have or will be graduating from high school and have 0-29 college credit hours.
* Freshman-Transfer Students
Undergraduates with 0-29 credit hours from other colleges and universities.
* Standard Transfer Students
Undergraduates with 30+ credit hours from other colleges and universities.
* Graduate Students
Students seeking a Master or Doctoral degree.
About the OSFA
The Office of Student Financial Assistance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi helps students and their families finance their education at the Island University. The OSFA provides customized aid packages and financial advising, and is committed to assisting you with the financial aid process.
The mission of the Office of Student Financial Assistance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is to inform students of the availability of federal, state and local financial assistance programs. Financial assistance awards are processed in compliance with the laws and guidelines governing each program. Eligible students are awarded without regard to sex, race, age, ethnic origin, handicap or creed.