Texas A&M Ranked No. 1 In Texas For National Merit Scholar Enrollment
Texas A&M University ranks No. 1 in Texas among institutions in enrollment of National Merit Scholars according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation annual report.
Texas A&M enrolled 178 National Merit Scholars in the fall 2018 semester, the most in Texas and also ranking the school No. 7 overall nationally. It is ranked No. 3 among public universities.
“We take great pride in being the top university in Texas when it comes to enrolling National Merit Scholars,” Texas A&M President Michael K. Young said. “We are committed to academic excellence, and we are very pleased that these young scholars have selected Texas A&M to pursue their educational and career goals. We expect to continue to be among the national leaders going forward in the number of National Merit Scholars and in developing these bright young students to reach their fullest potential.”
Selection as a National Merit Scholar means recipients receive significant academic scholarships that vary from each institution.
According to figures from the National Merit Scholars program, a total of 7,563 designees were named merit finalists in 2018 to receive scholarship awards totaling $30.8 million. An additional 1,110 participants who were not finalists received special scholarships totaling $9.6 million.