Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University (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 also known as one of the nation’s top producers of African American engineers. It has produced more Black three-star generals than any other HBCU in the country. Yes, Prairie View A&M has it like that!
PVAMU 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:
• Human Sciences
• Army ROTC
• Navy ROTC
• Business Administration
• Social Work
• Political Science
The PVAMU main campus is located on a 1,500-acre site approximately 45 miles northwest of Houston. Its 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.
Black Greek life on campus is solid too.