Island University Ranked Among Top Colleges for Return on Investment

Published: May 23, 2013

Island University Ranked Among Top Colleges for Return on Investment

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has recently been recognized by the College Database as a top Texas college for return on investment; providing high-quality education at an affordable price.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students enter the workforce earning an estimated $40,900 per year after graduation, ranking it among the most financially effective of all Texas post-secondary schools. All 23 universities ranked by the non-commercial website have annual tuition rates below $20,000, and new graduates who earn on average more than $40,000 per year.

 The Island University ranks No. 18 out of 23 colleges with the highest financial return on investment.

 “Providing an affordable education for our students has always been a top priority,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “It’s our mission to maintain a high standard of academic excellence that will help them succeed in their careers. We also reward deserving students with scholarships for their commitment to earning a high-quality education.”

Eighty-two percent of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students receive scholarships or financial aid, and numerous on-campus job opportunities are available year-round for students.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, the University has awarded $15.4 million dollars in federal grants, which served 4,115 students, and $7 million in state and institutional grants, which served 3,320 students.

In addition to the federal and state grants, the University awarded approximately 1,900 academic scholarships to incoming freshmen and continuing students during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Veteran Affairs Office located on campus has assisted more than 794 veterans and their dependents in receiving their Veteran Educational Benefits.

The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college and career related information. The College Database receives its information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a federal entity that collects and analyzes education related data, and the Carnegie Classification, an organization that measures institutional differences.

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