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Degrees Available Through Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi appears in our ranking of 30 Great Colleges With An Increasing Student Population.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi offers 33 undergraduate programs. Many of these are available through the school’s online campus. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi also offers 25 graduate degrees and five doctoral programs.

Undergraduate degrees available through the university’s online campus include a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. This degree is offered with an emphasis in either accounting, management or marketing. Students can also major in nursing

Graduate students can achieve an (MBA) online. Masters courses in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, Kinesiology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Reading are also available. Masters degrees in medicine include Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership in Nursing and Nurse Educator. A Doctor of Nursing Practice is also offered through the online campus. A graduate degree can also be pursued in Geospatial Surveying Engineering.

Certificate courses are available online through Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. These include teacher certification, bilingual education and writing for nonprofits.

Along with online offerings, students are offered numerous traditional programs at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Undergraduate degrees are offered in areas as diverse as Accounting to Theatre. Graduate programs from History to Marine Biology to Special Education are offered through traditional methods as well.

About Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M University System was established in 1948 in College Station, Texas. Along with its flagship institution, the system now has 11 universities located throughout Texas. The Corpus Christi campus was founded in 1947, though it was not originally founded as part of the Texas A&M University system.

In its early days, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi was a private university called the University of Corpus Christi. The school was destroyed by Hurricane Celia in 1970, which led to serious financial issues. Eventually, it was adopted by the Texas A&M system.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Accreditation Details

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This accrediting board allows the university to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Many of the school’s individual programs have separate accreditations from various bodies. The university’s business and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Nursing programs are accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Other accrediting bodies that validate degrees offered by Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi include the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, ASAC, CAC, EAC, ETAC, CACREP and CAATE.

Currently, over 12,000 students are enrolled at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. That is a nearly 5% increase over 2015 enrollment numbers.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Application Requirements

New students to Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi can apply online or through a printable application that is mailed to the admissions office. Students must complete the entire application except for the essay, which is optional. Students need to include official school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and proof of any certifications or college courses taken while in high school. Students must pay a $40 application fee or apply for a fee waiver. The university recommends, but does not require, that students provide letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement. This application process is valid for both in-seat and online undergraduate programs.

Prospective graduate students at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi may apply online or through a printable application. As with undergraduate students, all applicants are expected to complete the entirety of the application except for the essay portion. While the essay is optional, it is recommended. Applicants must provide transcripts from all previously attended schools unless the undergraduate degree was received through Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. The school recommends that applicants provide letters of recommendation, a resume and a statement of intent. This application process is used for traditional and online post-graduate education.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of tuition at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi is dependent upon whether the student is a Texas resident or an out-of-state attendee. Undergraduate students who are residents of Texas will pay about $10,000 per year in tuition only. The university estimates that undergraduate students will pay a total of approximately $24,000 per year when combining tuition, room and board, transportation, books, fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. The cost of tuition for non-resident students is about $23,000 per year. Out-of-state students do not have additional expenses regarding fees other than tuition.

Graduate tuition for in-state students is approximately $7,000 for 20 credit hours. Non-residents students will pay more than twice that amount at almost $16,000 for 20 credit hours of graduate studies. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi estimates that graduate students will pay a total of approximately $21,600 to $30,000 when living expenses and other school-related fees are included.

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. In order to receive financial aid, students must be United States residents and demonstrate financial need. Students who have drug convictions are not eligible to obtain or keep aid. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, in order to determine need. The FAFSA is used by the federal government as well as the state of Texas and the university to award grants and certain scholarships.

Other types of aid available include student loans, work-study, and scholarships. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi offers institutional scholarships that consider merit as part of the process. Texas residents may be eligible for an award of up to $4,000 per year if the student ranked in the top 10 percent of his or her graduating class and achieved a high score on either the ACT or SAT. Other scholarships, available through endowments or through specific areas of study, are awarded based on merit and/or financial need.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi offers assistantships to some graduate students. These students may also take advantage of loans, grants or scholarships to supplement the cost of their education. The school also provides study abroad scholarships to help students spend time in another country while furthering their education.

Visit the Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi to learn more about the school’s degree programs, application requirement, and tuition.