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

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 Rankings

Texas A&M University had research expenditures of $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017, ranking Texas A&M in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s most recent Higher Education Research and Development survey (2017)

2018 Research Expenditures

Dollars in Millions

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U.S. News and World Report

Texas A&M University is ranked 24th overall among  public universities in “U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings” category of the 2018. The University ranked 66 among all public and private universities.

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 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 at 19th. 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

Washington Monthly rankTexas A&M 11th, the only institution in Texas among the top 30 national universities in the country.  The rankings take into major consideration factors such as research and service to the nation, as well as academic standing. The 2018 "Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide and Rankings” are based on three pillars: social mobility, research, and service. Texas A&M has consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders since the publication began its annual survey and ranks first among the Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools.


Fiske Guide

Texas A&M University is again the only public university in Texas to make the “Best Buys” list in the 2020 Fiske Guide to Collegesa listing which cites the best colleges that offer a superior education for the most affordable cost.