Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View

Prairie View A&M University, located 45 miles northwest of Houston, TX, is a historically black university (HBCU) dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. As the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state, PVAMU serves a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population. Designated an ‘institution of the first class’ by the Texas Constitution (1984) the university is committed to preparing both undergraduate and graduate students in a range of careers, including but not limited to nursing, engineering, architecture, criminal justice, agriculture, and education. Prairie View A&M University is a land-grant institution and a part of the Texas A&M University System.

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 8,612
Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $6,763
Out of State Tuition $15,073
Books and Supplies $1,000
Students with Financial aid:** 75%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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