Member Universities


TIEC has an unparalleled ability to serve international higher education needs.

Our partners are served by TIEC’s ability to access 25,000 faculty across 31 universities in the 10th largest economy in world. Our experience and ingenuity is harnessed to build new universities; to gain accreditation; create new degree programs; update and upgrade curriculum; provide innovation and best practices to established universities; and map, plan and execute new university designs for investors and government institutions.

In return, TIEC offers member institutions unique access and global connections that advance international strategies; build capacity; increase student mobility; and enhance global engagement that complements and strengthens comprehensive internationalization efforts at the institutions. Texas universities are stronger together, and TIEC believes in the cross-sharing of ideas and information between all of our member organizations.

Texas A&M University System:

Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX
TAMU is the flagship university of the Texas A&M system which features 19 colleges and schools across the state. TAMU holds a Tier 1 research status, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), has won 3 Nobel prizes, and yielded $892 million+ in research expenditures in FY2016. It boasts an international alumni network, and nationally and globally ranked programs in STEM, liberal arts, healthcare, law, business, and education. Money Magazine ranked TAMU 1st in “Great Schools You Can Actually Get Into” in 2015, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ranked it 1st in Texas in 6-year graduation rates.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Laredo, TX
The New York Times ranked TAMIU 1st in Texas, and 3rd in the nation for overall mobility rate (the likelihood that a student will move up in income based on their education). TAMIU has a nationally ranked business program, strong research focuses in business and trade, and a partnership with the Texas Tech School of Law. The university is located on the border with Mexico, and aims to pursue a progressive agenda for global study and understanding.

Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC), Commerce, TX
TAMUC has a nationally ranked nursing program and a nationally recognized student newspaper. It offers additional locations in downtown Dallas, Corsicana, Mesquite, McKinney, Midlothian and Rockwall as well as a strong online presence. It is the second largest university in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Corpus Christi, TX
TAMUCC is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. It has a strong research and business emphasis, and a strong nursing program. At TAMUCC faculty often work one-on-one with students on research and other hands-on activities. It is also one of only seven federal test sites in the nation for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), Kingsville, TX
TAMUK has a nationally ranked engineering program and a recognized bilingual education doctorate. It is offers the only professional degree in ranch management in the US, and hosts a strong research emphasis in wildlife, water resources, and bilingual education.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMSA), San Antonio, TX
TAMUSA signed its charter in 2009. This up and coming university offers low student to faculty ratios and a growing reputation in cyber defense education, and is located in one of the 10 largest cities in the United States.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT), Texarkana, TX
TAMUT is known for its academic excellence, community leadership, and student success. Located in Northeast Texas, this growing university recently opened a new 32 million dollar academic building and an 11 million dollar recreational center. It holds an emphasis on business administration, arts and sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and education.

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Prairie View, TX
PVAMU is a historically black university (ranked highly among national HBCU's) with a selective pre-medical program and a rich history of producing thousands of African American engineers, nurses and educators.

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), Canyon, TX
WTAMU offers a strong research emphasis on wind energy and a nationally ranked business program, and is seen as a top school for equestrian science. As the northernmost senior institution of higher learning in Texas, WTAMU calls the communities in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle its home.  

Tarleton State University (TARL), Stephenville, TX
Tarleton has a nationally ranked criminal justice program and a history of leadership in teacher education and agricultural research. It offers campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, Bryan, and a Global Campus—online.   

Texas State University System:

Texas State University (TXST), San Marcos, TX
TXTS is a flagship university and has nationally ranked programs in healthcare management, criminal justice and dance. It boasts a beautiful campus, world-class research, offers a Ph.D. in material science, engineering and commercialization—the only program of its kind in the United States, and is the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. President.

Lamar University (LU), Beaumont, TX
LU has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. It has a strong 73% acceptance rate into medical school (above state average). It has space research opportunities, and is known for its criminal justice program as well as participating in oil and engineering related research and programs.

Sam Houston State University (SHSU), Huntsville, TX
SHSU has nationally ranked criminal justice, education, dance, business, and information technology programs. It offers a variety of fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees and numerous certificates and certifications, all of which are taught by on campus professors.  

Sul Ross State University (SRSU), Alpine, TX  
SRSU is located in far west Texas, and boasts a combination of small class sizes, and appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences in a relaxed, friendly environment. SRSU presents a close-knit feel, a 400+ acre working ranch for its animal sciences program, and a strong tradition of collegiate rodeo.

Texas Tech University System:

Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, TX
TTU is a flagship university with Tier 1 research status. It has a nationally recognized, affordable medical school program, and is nationally ranked in education, petroleum engineering, earth sciences, engineering, and political science. Total research expenditures at the university reached an all-time high of $184,342,000 in FY 2017. TTU also hosts research institutes for tech and entrepreneurship, biological threat, wind performance, engineering, and more.

Angelo State University (ASU), San Angelo, TX
ASU is a dynamic learning community located in the heart of West Texas, and ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” every year since 2010. It proudly calls itself a Hispanic serving institution, and has a student body that is more than half first-generation American. ASU has a strong 60% acceptance rate into medical school (above state average), excels in space research opportunities, and is known for programs in criminal justice, nursing, and Homeland Security. It is also known for having one of the most affordable online master’s in Emergency Management Degrees in the state.  

University of Houston System:

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Clear Lake, TX
UHCL offers close, nurturing attention from faculty, and is known as a good value for the education. It is recognized by leading national accrediting agencies in education, social work, the sciences, and more.

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), Houston, TX
UHD is woven into the vibrant streets of downtown Houston, with an urban appeal that celebrates the multicultural vibe of the fourth-largest city in the United States. UHD hosts a nationally ranked criminal justice program and a low student to faculty ratio, with many online learning offerings as well.

University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), Victoria, TX
UHV offers a low student to faculty ratios and accelerated bachelors programs for communication, criminal justice, English, history or psychology that can be completed in three years. UHV is ranked the seventh most affordable public university in Texas.

University of North Texas System:

University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX
UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and offers 103 bachelor’s, 86 master’s, and 38 doctoral degree programs. It is a flagship Tier 1 research university with highly ranked programs in business, science, social sciences, and fine arts (music, film, and art).

The University of Texas System:

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Arlington, TX
UTA is a Tier 1 research university with a strong research and innovation culture, distinguished faculty in the National Academy of Inventors. It hosts one of the largest nursing programs in the US, and is nationally ranked in education, computer science, nursing, engineering, and social work. UTA also offers an English language program for international students.

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), Dallas, TX
UTD is a Tier 1 research university with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and research. It is nationally ranked in business, STEM, economics, public affairs, political science, and criminal justice. Ranked as one of the top 100 tuition values in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, UT Dallas offers high-caliber instruction at a reasonable rate.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), El Paso, TX
UTEP is recognized as a Model Institution for Excellence by the National Science Foundation. It offers bi-national research and collaboration opportunities, and is nationally ranked in earth sciences, English, history, and therapy.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), Odessa, TX
The only university named after a geological formation, UTPB offers a significantly low tuition and a low student to faculty ratio. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB sits at the epicenter of a region whose economic growth and technological advancements have global significance. It also offers a large online learning library.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Brownsville, TX
With campuses through the Texas Valley, UTRGV empowers successful futures, enhances daily life, and lets the region shine as a global innovator in higher education, bilingual education, health education, biomedical research, and emerging technology that inspires positive change. UTRGV offers one of the most affordable MBA programs in the US and is nationally ranked in occupational therapy and rehabilitation counseling.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, TX
UTSA has a high rate of acceptance into post-graduate schools, a strong emphasis on research, and nationally ranked programs in cyber security, English, social work, and statistics. Business Week ranked UTSA’s Business School as the #1 Hispanic Serving Institution in the nation and one of the top five programs in Texas. Hewlett-Packard named it the #1 cybersecurity program in the nation.  

The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT), Tyler, TX
UTT offers a low student to faculty ratio and a nationally ranked nursing program. UTT has a well-established suite of online courses, certificate, and degree programs. UTT focuses on research in petroleum security, ingenuity, and more.

Independent Public Universities of Texas:

Midwestern State University (MSU), Wichita Falls, TX
MSU is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Liberal Arts Colleges. It is the only public liberal arts university in Texas with a low student to faculty ratio, and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s list of “10 Public Schools with the Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition.”

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), Nacogdoches, TX
SFA has a nationally recognized environmental sciences department and forestry research in the East Texas region. Its quality nursing program offers a 97% first-time pass rate for nursing licensing, and the school offers the only early childhood research center of its kind in Texas.

Texas Southern University (TSU), Houston, TX
TSU is a nationally recognized historically black university with comprehensive academic programs. It offers online learning, and is ranked #3 in bachelor’s degrees among African-American and Hispanic students, by Diverse in Higher Education.

Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX  
With enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, TWU is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU hosts a strong emphasis on empowering women students and has nationally ranked programs in information studies, healthcare, therapy, nursing, and dance. It has campuses in Denton, Dallas, and Houston, which are joined by an e-learning campus offering many online degree programs. TWU graduates more new health care professionals than any other university in Texas.