Established in 2009 to meet the education needs of the historically underserved Southside, Texas A&M - San Antonio opened its main building last year.
One year later, enrollment is up 16.7 percent to 4,100 students, breaking the record set in 2011 and marking growth for all three years of the university’s operation.
TAMU-SA was named as a top military friendly school for 2013; 12 percent of students at the school receive military educational benefits as active duty, reservists, veterans or dependents – a growth of 27 percent in the university’s military community population since last year.
The school has added new degree programs, new student organizations and staff each year of its operation. This year, A&M-San Antonio will break ground on its second and third buildings.
One of those buildings, being named Patriots’ Casa, will be dedicated to the university’s military students, designed to provide a space to guide veterans and their families through the transition from military life to higher education and into the civilian workforce.