Texas A&M of College Station, Texas, the state’s first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The school owes its origin to the Morrill Act of 1862, which established the nation’s land-grant college system. In 1963, the name of the institution was changed to Texas A&M University to more accurately reflect its expanding role as a leader in teaching, research, and public service for the state, nation and world. The initials "A" and "M" are a link to the university’s past; they no longer represent any specific words as the school’s curriculum has grown to include not only agriculture and engineering, but architecture, business, education, geosciences, liberal arts, medicine, science, and veterinary medicine.
Texas A&M ranks among the top 10 U.S. institutions in enrollment of National Merit Scholars. Texas A&M University has ten colleges and offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Mays Business School is named in honor of Mr. Lowry Mays, chairman and chief executive officer of Clear Channel Worldwide. His $15 million gift to the school supports the activities of faculty, staff and students. Mr. Mays graduated from Texas A&M in 1957 and ultimately founded Clear Channel Communications, which owns thousands of radio and TV stations and hundreds of billboards worldwide.
Mays Business School's undergraduate program ranks among the top 20 public business schools nationwide and among the top 30 nationally. There are approximately 4,500 undergraduate students majoring in accounting, finance, information and operations systems, management and marketing. We also offer a joint program in agribusiness with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.