About Our University


Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) nurtures its students' academic and social development through instruction, research, and service to be responsible and productive members of our global society.


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.  In 2019-2020, it celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its founding and its 25th Anniversary on its dynamic, 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo. The campus continues to grow.


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 256,000 people call Laredo home and it is the 10th most populous city in Texas.

The Río Grande winds its way between Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. The combined population of the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo metropolitan area is 636,516.  Nuevo Laredo offers its own rich culture, history and traditions, proudly shared by the peoples of Los Dos Laredos.


Texas A&M International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Texas A&M International University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M International University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website.

Student Achievement Data can be found here.

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 College of Education Educator Preparation Programs are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification. Accreditation status is based on accountability standards as established by the Texas Education Agency.

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

The 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.