Our mission


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Our Vision

Texas A&M University-Commerce strives to:


by providing an excellent, relevant and personalized education to diverse learners


and pursue impactful research


where all are valued


to solve contemporary problems

A&M-Commerce By the numbers


Fastest-Growing public

university in Texas



awarded annually

in scholarships



alumni working full-

time within six months


Top 15%

nationally for social mobility













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10 Unique Qualities of A&M-Commerce

number 1.

Quality Academic Programs

From accounting to electrical engineering, A&M-Commerce offers more than 130 academic degrees from six university colleges. U.S. News & World Report has ranked several programs at Texas A&M University-Commerce among the top in the nation.

number 2.

Internships and Job Placement

The university's Student Career Preparedness office helps match students with internships and job opportunities in top-notch industries. From creating strong resumes to honing interview skills, Student Career Preparedness gives students an edge in the job market.

number 3.

Diverse Campus Culture

Known for its friendly campus atmosphere, A&M-Commerce strives to help every student feel like a valued member of the Lion family. Students enjoy an exciting campus experience as they participate in a thriving Greek community and 100+ student organizations.

number 4.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Among the university's many outstanding facilities, the Nursing and Health Sciences Building features a state-of-the-art simulation hospital where future healthcare leaders practice life-saving skills in a realistic clinical setting.

number 5.

Convenient Learning Sites

A&M-Commerce offers many learning sites across Dallas-Fort Worth as well as a large selection of online classes. The university’s newest site—A&M-Commerce at Dallas—towers above North Central Expressway and places students in one of the nation’s global centers!

number 6.

Entrepreneurship Program

Among the university's many innovative programs, Venture College empowers budding entrepreneurs to develop and launch their products and business ideas.

number 7.

Hands-on Agriculture Program

A&M-Commerce offers one of the nation's only agriculture colleges where students experiment with sustainable growing methods to produce their own wheat, cotton and corn crops on a 1,300-acre farm.

number 8.

Leader in Texas Education

A&M-Commerce is a leading producer of certified Texas educators. More than 360 fully certified educators received their certificates during the 2021-2022 academic year. Notably, 95% of A&M-Commerce graduates pass the initial statewide teacher certification pedagogy examination.

number 9.

Show-Stopping Music Program

The university’s music department is highly sought after by aspiring musicians and music educators. A&M-Commerce is an All-Steinway School, a designation bestowed by the prestigious Steinway & Sons piano company. The university is also the world’s first institution to receive a Spirio Technology designation.

number 10.

Powerhouse NCAA Athletics Program

The A&M-Commerce Lions are an athletic powerhouse. They claimed the 2017 NCAA Division II Football National Championship. In 2022, the Lions made a move to NCAA Division I as part of the Southland Conference.

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Explore our campus

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history of A&M-Commerce

Established in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce proudly maintains a 135-year legacy of excellence. A&M-Commerce is the third-largest university in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Historical Timeline

  • 1889–William Leonidas Mayo founded East Texas Normal College in Cooper, Texas.
  • 1894–The Cooper site was destroyed by fire, and the university moved to its present-day location in Commerce.
  • 1917–On March 14, a bill passed in the state legislature making the university a state-funded college. On the same day, Professor Mayo died suddenly before receiving the news that his college would live on. Subsequently, the name changed to East Texas State Normal College.
  • 1923–The school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College.
  • 1935–Graduate education entered the curriculum.
  • 1957–The state legislature, recognizing that the university had broadened from teacher education alone, changed the university's name to East Texas State College.
  • 1962–The first doctoral program was inaugurated.
  • 1965–The university's name changed to East Texas State University.
  • 1996–The university's name changed to Texas A&M University-Commerce when the university joined The Texas A&M University System.

Contact Us

  • 2200 Campbell Street
  • Commerce, TX 75428
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