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Texas A&M University–San Antonio
Established N/A
Type Public university
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States

Texas A&M University–San Antonio is a public university in San Antonio, Texas, USA that is expected to break ground by the end of 2009 or early 2010. The campus is expected to be open in 2011.[1] The university is to be constructed on a 580 acres (2 km2) site on the south side of San Antonio, near Loop 410 and Zarzamora. The developer of the land is Verano Land Group LP.[2] The architectural firms responsible for the campus plans include Marmon Mok of San Antonio and Sasaki Associates of Boston and San Francisco.[3] Construction will be completed in two phases: in the first phase, residence halls and a multi-purpose building will be constructed, and in the second, a library, academic buildings, and additional housing are to be built.[4] After construction is complete, it plans to enroll 1,500 students and will later be designed to reach an enrollment of 25,000 students. The campus is being built in part due to a plan by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to enroll 630,000 students in college by 2015.[5]

Texas A&M San Antonio has operated under the name Texas A&M University–Kingsville System Center. The Texas Legislature authorized $40 million in tuition revenue bonds for this new campus, contingent on full time enrollment reaching 1,500 by January 1, 2010.[6]

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Texas A&M University–Kingsville System Center

The Texas A&M University–Kingsville System Center-San Antonio was created to address an educational need in South San Antonio. The Texas Legislature asked the Texas A&M University System to establish a center that would offer junior- and senior-level courses in South San Antonio, an area that has been historically underserved in terms of higher education. Such a center was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000.[7] Texas A&M University–Kingsville was proud to be named the lead institution to create and operate the System Center. The center used surveys and research to determine the types of programs most in demand in the area.[8]

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Degree Programs

The System Center also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program — a program that offers students with formal training in a vocational/technical area the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree without the significant loss of credits that normally occurs in pursuing a traditional degree.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ "TAMU system set to unveil San Antonio master plan". http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6282974.html.  
  2. ^ "Texas A&M could start development of San Antonio campus by 2009". http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2008/05/19/daily34.html.  
  3. ^ "Texas A&M University - San Antonio Campus Development Plan". 2008-09-25. http://www.centralmediaserver.com/WOAI/tamusapresentation.pdf.  
  4. ^ "Texas A&M Releases San Antonio Campus Plans". http://www.woai.com/content/news/newslinks/story.aspx?content_id=88084736-1be7-4c5c-a6d1-01f783e44ee7.  
  5. ^ Farmer, John (2007-02-15), "San Antonio awaits A&M campus", The Battalion, http://media.www.thebatt.com/media/storage/paper657/news/2007/02/15/News/San-Antonio.Awaits.Am.Campus-2721768.shtml, retrieved 2007-04-01  
  6. ^ Texas A&M University System (2006-06-02). "Texas A&M System to Receive $465.6 Million in Tuition Revenue Bonds". Press release. http://sago-news.tamu.edu/releases/?p=172. Retrieved 2008-06-18. "$40 million for the Texas A&M-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, which will become Texas A&M-San Antonio (contingent on 1,500 full time students by Jan. 1, 2010)"  
  7. ^ "Section I - UNIVERSITY HISTORY". Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 2005. http://www.oirsp.tamuk.edu/Factbook/Electronic/Sec1/History.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  
  8. ^ a b "Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio". Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 2004-09-06. http://www.tamuk.edu/SanAntonio/?mID=0&mName=About%20Us. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Plans for Texas A&M-San Antonio Campus Move Forward". Texas A&M University System. 2007. http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/offices/chancellor/centurycouncil/newsletters/spring2007/san-antonio.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  
  10. ^ "Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences". Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 2007-09-25. http://www.cba.tamuk.edu/BAAS.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  
  11. ^ "Undergraduate Bulletin of TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE" (PDF). Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 2004. pp. 218. http://www.tamuk.edu/academics/catalog/PDF/2004-2006/undergrad.pdf. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  

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Coordinates: 29°19′46″N 98°32′36″W / 29.3294°N 98.5434°W / 29.3294; -98.5434


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