Texas A&M University is one of the few institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. As a leading graduate research university and the state's first public institution, Texas A&M offers 94 doctoral programs and 151 master-level programs. Many of these programs have attained national recognition for quality by the National Research Council (NRC). Texas A&M enrolls approximately 45,000 students, of which nearly 8,000 are graduate students.
Texas A&M embraces its mission of the advancement of knowledge and human achievement in all its dimensions. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University - Extensive, Texas A&M consistently ranks in the top tier in terms of both enrollment and research expenditures. The University offers an outstanding research library with research collections of over 2.8 million volumes and 5.2 million microforms. The graduate faculty is comprised of over 2,500 faculty members, of which many are also members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Texas A&M University promotes and welcomes students of all races and national origin that enhances the learning and campus experience.