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Texas A&M University - Central Texas, Killeen, Texas

Quick Facts
Location 1901 South Clear Creek Road, Killeen, Texas 76549
Main Phone Number 254-519-5765
Main Website http://www.tarleton.edu/centraltexas/
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Overview / Features

Historical Overview

Texas A&M University - Central Texas (formerly Tarleton - Central Texas) in Killeen is a unique university, offering upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses toward bachelor's and master's degrees. Established September 1, 1999, the university currently serves over 2,000 students and provides a wide range of flexible course schedules, including online, night and weekend classes. Students include community college graduates and transfer students, working adults, active military service members, and returning students who are pursuing degrees, fulfilling career educational requirements, or attending classes for personal enrichment.

As a result of its diverse and growing student population, classes are offered at several convenient sites, including area community colleges, high schools and Fort Hood in order to accommodate both full- and part-time students and serve the entire Central Texas area. Full-time faculty, advisers and support staff are available to assist students with admission, financial aid, degree plans and career planning, both during the day and extended evening hours.

To encourage a seamless transfer from community colleges to upper-level work at A&M - Central Texas, the university has developed agreements with Central Texas community colleges that enable smooth transfers without a loss of credits for students who begin their community college studies with A&M - Central Texas in mind.

New A&M - Central Texas students are required to complete applications for admission, then make an appointment with an academic adviser to review degree plans. Current students may register online. For more information, call 254-519-5421. A&M - Central Texas also welcomes visitors to its campus building at 1901 South Clear Creek Road in Killeen.

View Large Map of Killeen - Includes: Fort Hood SDC, North Campus (Fairway Middle School), Shoemaker HS, Hobby Memorial Library, Temple College, CTC Planetarium, and the Southwest Building.

quick facts
  • established September 1, 1999
  • a member of The Texas A&M University System
  • upper-level institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • evening, weekend and online classes
  • has articulation agreements with Central Texas College, Temple College, and various other community colleges to enable smooth transitions for transfer students
  • courses held at convenient locations, including Fort Hood, Central Texas College, Temple College and Shoemaker High School
  • 23% of Tarleton-Central Texas students are members of the military or spouses of active-duty soldiers
  • average age of Tarleton-Central Texas students is 32
  • 65% female, 35% male
  • 31% of students are graduate students; 69% of students are undergraduate students
  • Tarleton-Central Texas students comprise the most broadly diverse enrollment in The Texas A&M University System (57% white, 26% black, 13% Hispanic, 4% other [Asian, American Indian, International])
  • enrollment is nearly 2,000 students
  • 3,840 graduates through May 2008 (38% Masters; 62% Baccalaureates)