Frequently Asked Questions


In May 2009, Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 629, establishing Texas A&M University-San Antonio as a standalone institution. A&M-San Antonio held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus that would be located at One University Way.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the campus’ first structure, the Main Campus Building, which later would be renamed for Senator Frank Madla, who worked on legislation to create this new university.

Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier became the first president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio in 2010.

In 2013 Patriots’ Casa, the academic home for the brave, opened and further showcases the university’s “Military Embracing” spirit.

In 2014 Texas A&M University-San Antonio became one of only four Texas universities—the first in San Antonio—to be designated a Purple Heart University.

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson was confirmed as A&M-SA’s second president in 2015.

A&M-San Antonio became a comprehensive four-year university in 2016 as the university welcomed freshmen and sophomores for the first time.

Mays Family Foundation made a $5 million gift to support the University’s Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement (CELCE). The Center’s programming focuses on converting classroom knowledge and theory to “real life” in-demand work settings through volunteerism, internships, service learning, civic engagement and career development.

The Science and Technology Building is the newest building at A&M-SA. The construction of the Science and Technology building was completed in 2 phases. 

A&M-San Antonio graduated its 10,000+ alumni during the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony.

1.) University of Southern California recognized A&M-SA as a top institution for serving black students in their report, Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities, A 50-State Report Card. 

2.) A&M-SA was awarded its first National Science Foundation grant for support of the project “Hispanic Serving Institutions New to the National Science Foundation: Retain and Increase Hispanic Students in Computing.”

3.) A&M-San Antonio made the Top 100 of “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019” when the Military Times unveiled its most recent rankings.