Originally founded in 1910 following approval by the Texas State Legislature of the creation of a teacher's school, West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) was first known as the West Texas State Normal College. State government officials considered a variety of suitable locations for the school throughout the region, announcing in 1909 that the normal college would be established in Canyon, Texas - a small city south of Amarillo. Over the years, WTAMU underwent several name changes and restructurings like West Texas State Teachers College, West Texas State College and West Texas State University before joining the Texas A&M University System in 1990.
WTAMU's mission states that it is "a student-centered, learning community dedicated to education tomorrow's leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate programs" and "serves as the principal academic and cultural center of a multi-state region."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at WTAMU have access to the school's excellent academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through the university's College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering, College of Business, College of Education and Social Sciences, College of Fine Arts and Humanities, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Graduate School.
Student living and university living at WTAMU revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations. The school's athletic programs, nicknamed the Buffaloes, compete in the NCAA's Division II in sports like football, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball.
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