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General Information


Texas A&M University-Central Texas was born in the spirit of community cooperation, as Tarleton-Central Texas became a stand-alone university on May 27, 2009, as a member of the Texas A&M University System.

A&M-Central Texas is home to the Warriors and is a military friendly, upper-level institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

The student population at A&M-Central Texas is diverse and growing, currently serving over 2,500 students. Classes are offered at several convenient sites, including area community colleges and Fort Hood. The university provides a wide range of flexible course schedules, including online, night, and weekend classes. The home of A&M-Central Texas is located on 662 beautiful acres of land at the intersection of State Highway 195 and State Highway 201 in Killeen. The land was transferred to the Texas A&M University System from the U.S. Army in the summer of 2009. Construction on the first building, a 103,000-square foot multipurpose facility, began in August of 2010 and was completed in the spring of 2012.

Full-time faculty, advisors and support staff are available to assist students with admission, financial aid, degree plans, and career planning during both day and extended evening hours. A&M-Central Texas offers undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees.

As an upper-level institution, A&M-Central Texas has developed agreements with Central Texas community colleges that enable a seamless transfer without the loss of credits. In addition, A&M-Central Texas faculty and staff actively engage in dialog with representatives from area community colleges to monitor instructional need and to ensure appropriate access to educational opportunity at all levels.

A&M-Central Texas is also a member of GoArmyEd, the virtual gateway for soldiers on active duty who may at any time request Tuition Assistance (TA) online for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online college courses. GoArmyEd is used by soldiers as a one-stop shop to pursue and manage their postsecondary educational goals; by Army Education Counselors to provide educational guidance; and by colleges to deliver degree and course offerings and to report soldier progress.

New A&M-Central Texas students are required to complete application for admission, then make an appointment with an academic advisor to review degree plans. For current students, registration is available online. There are also programs available to assist students with academic advising, special needs, tutoring, counseling, medical needs, and career services.