About Our University

Institutional 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.

History of the University

Established as an upper-level center in 1970, the University has evolved into a four-year institution with authority to develop doctoral level programs. The University has operated as Texas A&I University at Laredo (1970-1976), Laredo State University (1977-1992), and, since 1993, as Texas A&M International University, a proud Member of The Texas A&M University System.


As its name implies, Texas A&M International University is an international university, poised at the Gateway to México and serving as the intellectual center of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

Laredo is 156 miles south of San Antonio, 158 miles west of Corpus Christi, and 153 miles north of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. Laredo is at an enviable crossroads of international business and life. Its history is hallmarked by seven sovereign flags and people of all races and nations are drawn by a colorful environment and tropical climate that affords a pleasant lifestyle for all.

Over 257,000 people call Laredo home and the city is among the fastest growing cities in Texas and the United States.

The Río Grande river winds its way between Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Nuevo Laredo is home to over 397,000 people and offers its own rich culture, history and traditions, most proudly shared by the peoples of Los Dos Laredos.

Accreditation and Membership in Educational Associations

Texas A&M International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: 404.679.4500

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the:

Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education,
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

TAMIU School of Engineering program (Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org/).

The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Texas A&M International University Teacher Preparation Programs are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) is accredited by the Master in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

Texas A&M International University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Council on Education.