About Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University-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. The university, then known as Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000. On May 23, 2009, Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 629 that created Texas A&M-San Antonio as a stand-alone university.
For accreditation purposes, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges has provided the following statement:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Texas A&M University-San Antonio is part of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and is currently seeking separate accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call (404) 679-4500, or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
University Mission Statement
Texas A&M University-San Antonio faculty and staff prepare and empower students through innovative and challenging academic and co-curricular programs that contribute to and enrich the economic and social development of the community and region. A solid foundation for success is established through dynamic teaching, scholarship, research, and public service that inspire graduates to lifelong learning and responsible global citizenship.