University Type: Carnegie Classification of Master’s Colleges and Universities (larger programs). Established in 1947. Part of The Texas A&M University System, a network of nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. Over 90% of faculty hold doctorate degree in area of study.
Enrollment: Around 11,000+ students representing 50 states and 67 foreign countries. Estimated enrollment in 2-3 years-16,000…Estimated enrollment in 8-10 years-25,000
School Colors: Blue, Green and Silver
Mascot: Izzy the Islander
Academic Programs: Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the five colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences and Science and Technology
Athletic Programs: NCAA Division I. Member of the Southland Conference.
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Adding in 2013:
Employees: Around 1,400.
Alumni: More than 30,000.
Coach Wilson has directed teams to the NCAA and NIT Tournaments! The building blocks are in place right now! The system wins. The “blueprint” works! Come make the difference! With everyone returning and a “Blue Chip” signee in the the fold, an NCAA Tournament appearance is around the corner!
Before you come to Texas A & M-Corpus Christi, Coach Wilson will want you to make sure you know your ring size and you are not afraid of heights, because you have to get on ladders to cut down nets!
Make the Islanders Choice!
In 18 years as a head coach at Rice University and Texas A & M Corpus Christi, 100% of Coach Wilson’s seniors graduated. Don’t gamble with your academic future or your athletic future. Play for someone who has a proven track record of success in graduating his players, developing his players, and helping his players realize their dreams! The Blueprint works!
Jennifer Baker heads up our Athletic Academic Support Services. The biggest adjustment from high school to college is TIME MANAGEMENT! Jennifer’s office will help you organize your day, week, month, semester, year. In addition, her office will make sure you are in the right classes. She will also help you with tutors, if they are needed.
We recommend tutors for three reasons;
1.) Tutors will help you do in one hour what it would take you by yourself to do in two hours, which means more time in the gym!!
2.) Tutors will mean the difference between an A and a B. That will be important if you want to go to graduate school.
3.) Tutors will help you catch up if you happen to get behind.
Texas A & M Corpus Christi offers the very best in tutors, tutorials, study table, study blocks, and mentoring programs that will in turn help you be successful not only in the classroom, but also on the basketball court.
The Mission Statement:
The mission for the Center for Athletic Academic Services is to provide services to student-athletes that will enhance their academic experience, assist in their retention and development as students as well as promote the CHAMPS/Life Skills program and the five commitment areas:
1. Academic Excellence
2. Athletic Excellence
3. Personal Development
4. Career Development
Services include supervised study hall, a computer lab, individual and group tutoring sessions as well as the availability of learning assistants. Scholastic supervisors work with the athletic department, students, coaches, faculty and staff to coordinate the student-athlete’s schedule, determine academic eligibility, and provide necessary support to the student-athlete.
Make the Islander Choice!
When you are not in the gym working on your game, there is a ton to do here for fun!
At Texas A & M University Corpus Christi you will find:
- Smooth sea breezes and endless blue skies year-round
- Water sports galore: water park, concerts, blading, surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, strolling the beaches
- An exciting opportunity to experience a rich blend of culture in the relaxed atmosphere of this historic coastal port
- Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the nation
- Bay front promenade, shopping, and the beaches
- The arts and a museum district
- Waterfront restaurants
- An entertaining nightlife and exciting campus activity
- An average temperature of 71.2 degrees
- 255 days of sunshine
- A basketball program on the rise
- The Blue Crew and the best basketball fans in the world
Make the islander Choice!
Islander Basketball enjoys strong support from the students on campus and the community. With the spirit Squads and promotions, games are an event for all to enjoy.
The Blue Crew is an enthusiastic student organization. It is the fastest-growing campus group with members who attend and promote all Islander Athletic games – from basketball and baseball to volleyball and golf. Their primary focus is to show off their endless Islander team spirit, tradition and student involvement; and sponsor pre-game tailgating. Every student seat is taken!! The student section is packed! The Blue Crew rocks the American Bank Center Arena!
Make the Islander Choice!