One of the Brazos Valley's greatest assets is its world-class learning institution. Texas A&M University is the flagship of the Texas A&M University System. Its campus spreads across Bryan-College Station, with branch campuses in Galveston, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Doha, Qatar.
Originally founded as a military college nearly 150 years ago, Texas's first public institution of higher education now boasts one of the largest student bodies. Many will become employees and interns in the Brazos Valley. Plus, the University has one of the largest annual research expenditures in the United States. Companies have expansive opportunities to partner and collaborate.
Texas A&M University's goal is to have 25,000 students enrolled in its College of Engineering by 2025. As of 2021, the largest college on campus is comprised of more than 21,000 Aggies, more than 700 faculty members and 15 academic departments. The College builds traditional and innovative industry partnerships to make an impact.
Solutions to today's and tomorrow's problems for humans, animals and plants are coming from Texas A&M. Critical research is being conducted daily on campus. The next generation of scientists are learning to lead in bio through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' 15 departments and nearly 100 programs. Combined with the University System's centers, companies have remarkable opportunities to collaborate and grow.
Headquartered in the Brazos Valley, The Texas A&M University System is a statewide network comprised of 11 universities, including the flagship in Bryan-College Station.
The System also includes eight state agencies with headquarters in the Brazos Valley. More than 150,000 students are educated through the network, which also makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year.
Whether you are looking to partner with students or faculty or need other industry-related assistance, the Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System can help.
Industry can connect to student programs, either as a potential sponsor of student research programs or through various student internships and recruitment programs.
A premiere 2,000 acre high-tech research, technology development and education campus, RELLIS embraces alliances with industry partners for research, testing, and tailored curriculums to meet industry needs. Designed to serve as a bridge between the commercial interests of its corporate partners and the considerable resources available through the Texas A&M University System, partners of RELLIS benefit from access to a rich pool of talent, extensive knowledge and innovative technology. Centers and capabilities within the campus include: the Bush Combat Development Complex, the Texas Transportation Institute Headquarters, the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, the Connected Infrastructure Lab, the Center for Autonomous Vehicle and Sensor Systems, and the TEES Energy Systems Lab.
Many Aggies start their higher education path through one of two Blinn College District campuses located in Bryan. Blinn's academic transfer rate of 48.2% is tops in Texas, exceeding the state's 25.4% average according to data compiled by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
In addition to academic transfer and continuing education classes, Blinn's technical and community education programs are designed through partnerships with industry leaders to ensure students have skills and knowledge necessary to quickly become part of the local workforce.