As one of only 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, an association of leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada, Texas A&M boasts some of the top programs in academic research and scholarship in the world. Additionally, Texas A&M is an active member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)—a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The University aims to became one the nation’s consensus top-10 public research universities by the year 2020, as articulated in Vision 2020.
#16 – National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey for R&D Expenditures, based on FY2015 expenditures of $866.6 million.
#6 – National rank. Based on three broad categories: social mobility, research, and service. (Washington Monthly, 2016)
#21 – National rank in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category of the 2017 “Best Colleges” guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. A&M is the only public university in Texas to place in the top 50 and came in second overall among US public universities.
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