Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)


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Texas A&M University is ranked 42 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 198 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 39%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69935%
600+44%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69943%
600+57%

ACT Score

30-3632%
24-2951%
24+83%

Students applied33,970
Students admitted22,371
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate51%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,679
Fees$3,351
Room and board$10,368
Estimated book expense$1,054
Total cost$21,452

Cost after need-based aid$11,634
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,872

Average debt at graduation$24,276

Out of State

Tuition$26,857
Fees$3,351
Room and board$10,368
Estimated book expense$1,054
Total cost$41,630

Cost after need-based aid$31,812
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,050

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$53,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met66%
Average need-based aid$9,818
Average non-need-based aid$3,580

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment48,960

Full-Time

Men22,074
Women21,458

Part-Time

Men2,987
Women2,441

Freshmen retained90%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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