General University Information

Prairie View A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Prairie View A&M University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The University offers a broad range of academic programs and support through the following administrative units:

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 
  • The School of Architecture
  • The Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Business
  • The Whitlowe R. Green College of Education
  • The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
  • The College of Juvenile Justice
  • The College of Nursing
  • The School of Public and Allied Health
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Graduate Studies

Though the University's service area has generally extended throughout Texas and the world, the University's target service area includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region, i.e., Waller, Harris, Montgomery, Washington, Grimes, Fort Bend, Galveston, Jefferson, Chambers, Liberty, Colorado, Wharton, Brazoria, and Austin Counties; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor as noted in the original Texas Plan; and urban Texas centers likely to benefit from Prairie View A&M University's specialized programs and services in juvenile justice, business, architecture, teacher education, social work, and the food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Prairie View A&M University is authorized to offer a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at distant sites.

In addition to Prairie View A&M University, The Texas A&M University System consists of Texas A&M University; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Texas A&M International University; Texas A&M University - Kingsville; West Texas A&M University; Tarleton State University; Texas A&M University-Commerce; Texas A&M University - Texarkana; Texas A&M University Health Science Center; Texas A&M University-Central Texas; Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Texas AgriLife Research; Texas AgriLife Extension Service; Texas Engineering Experiment Station; the Texas Engineering Extension Service; Texas Forest Service; Texas Transportation Institute; and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Administrative Organization

A current organizational chart for Prairie View A&M University is available in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Analysis and in the Office of the Chancellor, Texas A&M University System.


Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted, public, comprehensive land grant institution of higher education. The university was designated in a 1984 amendment to the Texas Constitution as an “institution of the first class.” It is dedicated to achieving excellence and relevance in teaching, research, and service. It seeks to invest in programs and services that address issues and challenges affecting the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population of Texas and the larger society including the global arena. The university seeks to provide a high-quality educational experience for students who, upon completion of bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees, possess self-sufficiency and professional competence. The experience is imbued by the institution’s values including, but not limited to, access and quality, accountability, diversity, leadership, relevance, and social responsibility. 


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