School Overview

Prairie View A&M University, the first state supported College in Texas for African Americans, was established during the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War in 1876. The four-year senior college program began in 1919 and in 1937, a division of graduate studies was added. In 1973, the name of the institution was changed to Prairie View A&M University, and its status as an independent unit of the Texas A&M University System was confirmed.

Prairie View offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
  • Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology
  • College of Business
  • Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
  • Whitlowe R. Green College of Education
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Architecture


School Details

Location: FM 1098 Road & University Drive,Prairie View, TX 77446

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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