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Our Mission
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. TAMIU provides a learning environment built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. The University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

About TAMIU
TAMIU is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant bilingual and bicultural community. A Member of The Texas A&M University System, TAMIU provides nearly 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

History
In August of 1970, students were accepted at what was then-called Texas A&I University at Laredo. While initially a "center" under then-Texas A&I University, this was the start of a legacy of higher education for South Texas. The focus then was to address a demand in teacher education and business disciplines. Texas A&I University at Laredo was organized under the upper-level concept of higher education, offering only junior and senior level course work. This approach provided a local bachelors degree opportunity for area residents. The upper-level University was later expanded to include graduate degree programs. In September 1977, the University became Laredo State University, and its "center" status was officially removed in 1987. As the University grew, its scope widened and an expanded faculty was recruited to deliver new programs. The University became a Member of The Texas A&M University System on September 1, 1989 and was named Texas A&M International University in 1993. The 74th Texas Legislature approved an expansion to four-year status in the Fall of 1995, further authorizing the University to develop joint degree programs with Mexican and Canadian institutions of higher education. Additional authorization since has permitted the development of doctoral level programs. 1995 was a watershed year for the University as it welcomed its first freshmen and sophomore students, inaugurated a newly constructed 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo and marked its 25th anniversary.

TAMIU Today
The campus recently completed Phase V of its Master Plan, including the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Theatre and the Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center. A new Student Success Center was opened this past fall. The campus complex represents a nearly $200 million investment in higher education in Texas. Now a regional University of choice, TAMIU is home to four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, the College of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with its Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing.

Location
TAMIU is located in Laredo, Texas, 156 miles south of San Antonio, 158 miles west of Corpus Christi, and 153 miles north of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. It is located at an enviable crossroads of international business and life and its history hallmarked by seven sovereign flags.

A downtown revitalization project is currently underway and major commercial development projects are committed. One of the state’s and nation’s fastest growing communities, Laredo is a diverse city with a colorful environment and tropical climate that affords a pleasant lifestyle for all.

 

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