University Overview

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic and Minority Serving Doctoral Research Institution recognized for its academic programs and renowned faculty. Undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students choose from more than 85 academic programs, and students benefit from individualized and immersive learning experiences.

The university is one of 135 institutions listed as an R2-High Research Activity campus by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.  It is the premier, urban doctoral-granting institution in South Texas, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes, and more than 40 research centers and labs.

The Island University proudly continues its heritage of teaching excellence, innovation, and community engagement as part of the Texas A&M University System.

Explore Our History

In April 2022 we celebrate 75 years as a prestige institution. The timeline below marks significant milestones marking our amazing transformation.

Special thanks to Dr. Andrew Johnson for additional timeline details from his book, The Island University: A History of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. To read more about our history, please visit the Islander Alumni Association online store to purchase a copy of the book. Proceeds benefit pride and traditions initiatives at the university.