Prairie View A&M University is a public, historically black university (HBU) located in a sprawling campus covering an area of 1,440 acres in Prairie View, Texas. Founded in 1876, the university is a member of the Texas A&M University System and is the second oldest state-sponsored institution of higher education in the state.

The university grants 45 bachelor’s degrees, 35 master’s degrees, and 3 doctoral degree programs through its academic colleges and schools which include: College of Agriculture and Human Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology; College of Nursing; Graduate School; and School of Architecture.

As the university celebrates its over 130 years of experience in providing higher education to its students, its average number of enrollees has gone up to over 8,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2010-2011 for fulltime undergraduate students who are residents of Texas is US$16,402 and for non-residents, US$25,712. These costs include tuition of US$4,884 for residents and US$13,194 for non-residents; travel at US$1,000 for residents and US$2,000 for non-residents and all other fees the same for both residents and non-residents: regular fees at US$1,780; room charge at US$4,544; meal/board charge of US$2,194; books and supplies at US$1,000 and personal expenses also at US$1,000. For graduate students, the cost of attendance for residents of Texas is US$12,594 and for non-residents, US$16,942.

Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended by the university to help its students pay for their cost of attendance.

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