Reasons to Work on the Island

The TAMU-CC campus is located on its own island, with a network of bays, inlets, and islands nearby.

Adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is a premier coastal destination for many around the world. Corpus Christi Bay, Oso Bay, Padre Island, Mustang Island, and the Gulf of Mexico are all just minutes away. You'll find your favorite beach among miles of beautiful sandy shores.

Corpus Christi provides exceptional recreational opportunities such as windsurfing, cycling, fishing, and sailing, just to name a few. Corpus Christi is located just a couple hundred miles from other major Texas cities like Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, and Brownsville. So exploring Texas is within reach right from our "Sparkling City by the Bay". With a local population of just over 325,000, Corpus Christi provides both the convenience of a major city with the atmosphere of a quaint coastal town.

Corpus Christi is home to multiple outdoor activities including the Beach to Bay relay marathon (the largest relay marathon in the United States), Conquer the Coast cycling event, the Texas Jazz Festival, the largest FREE jazz festival in Texas, the Festival of the Arts, the Greek Festival and Dia de los Muertos Street Festival.