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Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View A & M University FM 1098 Road & University Drive Prairie View, TX 77446 Phone: (936) 261-3311
  • General Information
    About Prairie View A & M University

    PVAMU Mission Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute. Having been designated by the Texas constitution as one of the three "institutions of the first class" (1984), the University is committed to preparing undergraduates in a range of careers including but not limited to engineering, computer science, natural sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, the humanities, education, agricultural sciences, nursing, mathematics, and the social sciences. It is committed to advanced education through the master's degree in education, engineering, natural sciences, nursing, selected social sciences, agriculture, business, and human sciences. It is committed to expanding its advanced educational offerings to include multiple doctoral programs. Though the University's service area has generally extended throughout Texas and the world, the University's target service area for offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers likely to benefit from Prairie View A&M University's specialized programs and initiatives in nursing, juvenile justice, architecture, education, and social work. The University's public service programs offered primarily through the Cooperative Extension Program target the State of Texas, both rural and urban counties. The University's research foci include extending knowledge in all disciplines offered and incorporating research-based experiences in both undergraduate and graduate students' academic development.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 7,475
      Percent Admitted 41%
      Men Admitted 41%
      Women Admitted 41%
      Full Time Retention Rate 71%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 370 460
        Math 380 480
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 15 19
        English 13 19
        Math 15 19
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 9,628
      Native American 15
      Asian 216
      African American 8,226
      Hispanic 406
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,476
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 527

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