A&M VS UH: Universities compared

Gabe Semenza

March 29, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2011 at 10:29 p.m.

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Part 13 of a series examining the possible effects of House Bill 2556, which would move the University of Houston-Victoria into the A&M system.

So, how do Texas A&M University-College Station and the University of Houston - the flagship universities of the A&M and UH systems - stack up?

Tuition for both schools is similar. Here's a look at other aspects of both schools.

Unless otherwise noted, the following information comes from the A&M and UH systems.

1) U.S. News and World Report National University Rankings

A&M: 63, UH*: "Rank Not Published"

(* "A&M is far higher ranked than U of H," said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News & World Report)

2) 2010 alumni donations

A&M: $53.3 million (10.6 percent of alumni), UH: $6.8 million (10.8 percent of alumni)

(Source: Council for Aid to Education.)

3) Number of national merit scholars

A&M: 600, UH: 42

4) 2010 research expenditures

A&M: $630 million, UH: $119.8 million

5) 2010 financial aid awarded

A&M: $490 million, UH: $215.4

6) Most recent graduation rates

A&M: 84 percent, UH: 46 percent

(State average is 57 percent, according to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)

7) 2010 NCAA Division 1 paid attendance numbers

A&M*: 1,030,168, UH: 315,780.

(*Does not include unavailable figures from A&M's track and field, swimming and diving)

8) Since 2000, number of national fellowships, i.e. Rhodes, Fullbright

A&M: 50, UH: "We do not have a record of these awards to students."

9) Number of academic honor societies

A&M: Eight multidisciplinary and 40 in specific disciplines, UH: 27

10) 2010 merit-based scholarships

A&M: 23,000, UH: 4,398.

11) Number of leadership societies

A&M: 56 Greek-letter and 800 student-led leadership groups, UH: 42 fraternities and sororities; three leadership societies.

12) Undergraduate student enrollment

A&M: 38,810, UH: 29,298

(Source: U.S. News and World Report)

13) 2010-2011 tuition costs, fees

A&M: $8,387 in-state; $22,817 out-of-state, UH: $8,997 in-state; $18,297 out-of-state

(Source: U.S. News and World Report)



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