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Texas A&M University pursues teaching, research, and service at the exceptionally high levels expected of America’s great universities. Having achieved international recognition as a leading research and teaching institution and as one of only 62 invited members of the Association of American Universi­ties (AAU), Texas A&M is a top tier public research university.

In the realm of research, Texas A&M is well on its way to achieving its goals. Here are some recent rankings and assessments from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington Monthly Magazine, the Center for Measuring University Performance, and studies that illustrate the university's growing stature among institutions of higher education nationwide.

National Science Foundation

Texas A&M ranked #17 in the nation (FY14). 

Research Expenditures

2014 Research Expenditures

U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report placed three colleges within Texas A&M University among the Best Graduate Schools for 2017. The College of Education and Human Development ranked 39th among education graduate schools; the Dwight Look College of
 Engineering came in 11th overall and 7th among public institutions, and; The Bush School of Government and Public Service rose to 31st overall, joining the top 20 public affairs programs among public institutions at19th. The Texas A&M School of Law, which the University acquired two years ago, moved up 38 places to 111th overall and now ranks among the top 60 law schools at public institutions. 

Washington Monthly

Texas A&M ranks 3rd in Washington Monthly's 2015 "National Universities Rankings,” which is based on three broad categories: social mobility, research, and service. Texas A&M has consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders since the publication began its annual survey and remains #1 among Texas and Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools.


Texas A&M University is one of the nation’s four most affordable comprehensive public universities with high return on investment (ROI) — what its graduates are projected to earn during the first 20 years of careers – according to new 2015 rankings by Payscale, an online organization that focuses on affordability combined with high quality in higher education. The survey ranks Texas A&M 1st in Texas and 20th in the nation among all public universities.