Initially founded as the South Texas State Teachers College, Texas A&M University - Kingsville was chartered in 1917 but did not open its doors until 1925 due to World War I. Four years later, the school changed its name to Texas College of Arts and Industries. In 1969, another name change left the institution as Texas A&I University before the school joined the Texas A&M University System in 1989 - settling on its current name in 1993.
Texas A&M University - Kingsville's stated mission "is to develop well-rounded leaders and critical thinkers who can solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society. Located in South Texas, the university is a teaching, research and service institution that provides access to higher education in an ethnically and culturally diverse region of the nation."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment have access to Texas A&M University - Kingsville's distinguished academic programs and fields of research. Students may pursue bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees through academic programs such as biology, criminology, fine arts, agriculture, business administration, education, engineering, sciences and more.
Student living and university living at the school revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities. The Texas A&M University - Kingsville Javelinas participate in the NCAA's Division II in men's and women's sports like football, baseball, basketball, track and field, cross country, golf and volleyball.
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