Long-Term Investments

The state receives countless benefits from the Aggie graduates, faculty, and partners who help Texas remain competitive.

And faculty-researchers at Texas A&M and the A&M System’s agencies help leverage more than $892 million in research expenditures (FY16) — paving the way for projects that attract industry partners who bring jobs for Texas A&M graduates and the citizens of Texas.

The University’s standing today — as one of the largest research universities in America, with world-class recognition in disciplines ranging from agriculture to zoology — is testament to over 125 years of visionary planning and strategic investment.

Research Facts

  • $4.4 billion in economic impact on the Brazos Valley
  • Research expenditures of more than $866 million in fiscal year 2015, ranking Texas A&M in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s most recent Higher Education Research and Development survey (2015).
  • Some 540,000 Texas A&M Transportation Institute-patented highway safety devices in use around the world, with more than 10,000 lives saved in the U.S.


The Value of Research

    • Ranked 2nd in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices”
      among the nation’s public universities for 2014.
    • 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 2014 rankings by Payscale.