Prairie View A&M University

History

Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University is the second oldest institution of higher education in the state of Texas. This land-grant institution began in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for Colored Youth.

Today, Prairie View A&M University is a comprehensive, public university of higher education. It is known as one of the nation’s top producers of African-American engineers. It has produced more African-American three-star generals than any other historically Black university in the country.

Academic Merit

Prairie View A&M University academic programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and each college within the university holds additional accreditation or certifications. Academic departments include:

Agriculture
Nutrition
Human Sciences
Army ROTC
Navy ROTC
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Business Administration
Accounting
Marketing
Mathematics
Physics
Social Work
Political Science
Music
Theatre
Languages
Communication

Campus Life

Prairie View A&M University main campus is located on a 1,500-acre site approximately 45 miles northwest of Houston, and students come from throughout the United States and many foreign countries, including China, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, India, and South Africa. Notable academic programs include degrees in agriculture, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, engineering technology, architecture, home economics, and nursing. The latter is performed at the College of Nursing branch facility, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Prairie View A&M develop the Center for the Study and Prevention of Juvenile Crime and Delinquency, and was also designated by NASA as a national center for the study of radiation in space.

ADDRESS: FM 1098 Road at University Drive, Prairie View, TX
PHONE: 936-857-3311
WEBSITE: https://www.pvamu.edu

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