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Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas.

With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 Master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. A member of the Texas A&M University System, the University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

Living in the Panthers Community

The Panther community is enhanced by a wide variety of academic and support services designed to provide the highest quality experience for PVAMU students. The College of Nursing facility is located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.  The Northwest Houston Center is a fully functional extension of the PVAMU main campus. 


Student Affairs programs help prepare students to become productive citizens of a global society and successfully transition from the academy to the world of work. With the assistance of the Student Affairs programs, PVAMU students will demonstrate intellectual sophistication, astuteness in acceptable value systems, a keen awareness and appreciation for integrity and morality and a high degree of personal, interpersonal and leadership skills. The University College provides an academically focused, student-centered, supportive, structured environment for the entire campus community with an emphasis on freshmen.