Regional Profile - Education


Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Texas

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a four-year university that offers numerous bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in five colleges: Business, Education, Nursing & Health Sciences, Science & Technology, and Liberal Arts.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, located on its own 240-acre island, features state-of-the-art learning centers, support facilities, student apartments and its own beach. Surrounded by the Corpus Christi and Oso Bays, the campus is approximately ten miles from downtown Corpus Christi.

Del Mar College

Del Mar is a comprehensive community college that offers academic, occupational and non-credit courses. Associate of Art, Science and Applied Science degrees in over 50 university transfer majors are awarded at Del Mar, as well as Enhanced Skills Certificates and Certificates of Achievement in more than 80 occupational fields.

Both non-credit and credit students have access to classes, laboratories and the latest technology that upgrade their current skills, prepare them for further study or train them for immediate employment in the Coastal Bend area.

In 2005, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board visited the College and rated 14 programs as exemplary–a record for an institution of Del Mar College’s size.

Educational Institution Enrollment ‘08‐‘09

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 9,468
Del Mar College 12,056
Agua Dulce ISD 370
Banquete ISD 839
Bishop ISD 1,200
Calallen ISD 3,841
Corpus Christi ISD 38,474
Driscoll ISD 272
Flour Bluff ISD 5,601
London ISD 266
Port Aransas ISD 538
Robstown ISD 3,376
Tuloso-Midway ISD 3,389
West Oso ISD 2,086

Regional Educational Attainment – 2009

(over 25 years old)

High School Diploma 29.60%
Some College 22.10%
Associate Degree 6.10%
Bachelor Degree 11.40%
Graduate or Professional Degree 6.60%