Texas A&M University Overview
Texas A&M University – College Station
Petroleum Engineering Department Name
Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
- 1 Texas A&M University Overview
- 1.1 Key Stats
- 1.2 Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015
- 1.3 Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013
- 1.4 Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
- 1.5 Video: The Impressive Berg-Hughes Center at Texas A&M
- 1.6 University Location
Texas A&M University is one of the top five largest university systems in the country and currently offers over 120 undergraduate and over 240 graduate degree programs in over 16 state wide campuses. The university started in 1876 and is currently ranked as a Tier 1 University which is one of the few to achieve that status in the country.
There is also a strong study abroad program with exchanges available with over 90 countries worldwide. Additionally, Texas A&M is rated as 1st in the country by Smart Money in terms of what graduates earn in comparison to what they pay for their education, as well as 2nd among public universities by U.S. News & World Report in their “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking.
In 2016 it was rated #18 in the whole country in Forbes’ Best Value Colleges survey.
The Petroleum Engineering department at Texas A&M is one of the best ranked undergraduate programs, as well as the 2nd best graduate program in the country as rated by U.S. News & World Report, in which it is tied with Stanford University. The department offers Bachelor & Master of Science, Master of Engineering, as well as Doctoral degrees in Petroleum Engineering. Students also have the option to take their Master of Science degree entirely online with no requirement for on campus attendance as part of Texas A&M’s Distance Learning program.
Another point to note is that there are six specialized labs for research and study which help students focus on various areas in the field in order to develop key industry skills for their future careers.
Student population: 61,642
Student/faculty ratio: 20 to 1
Retention rate: 90%
Graduation rate: 79%
Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015
Bachelor’s Degrees: 181
Master’s Degrees: 92
Doctoral Degrees: 20
Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013
Bachelor’s Degrees: 143
Master’s Degrees: 62
Doctoral Degrees: 24
Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
From 2015 to 2016 there were some big jumps in cost across the board, the most noticeable being in the cost of books and supplies, but more significantly in out-of-state tuition fees.
Video: The Impressive Berg-Hughes Center at Texas A&M
University Location805 Rudder Tower, College Station, Texas 77843-1244
Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)