The world of today, and surely that of tomorrow, is characterized as one of constant change, uncertainty and greater connectivity through technology. It is also a world of great beauty and bounty; a world that has forever been impacted by the creativity of humans. Programs at West Texas A&M University have been designed to prepare individuals to thrive in this dynamic, global environment, to appreciate the creativity of humans and to acquire the skills to contribute to ongoing creative processes.
You will have the opportunity to study agriculture, business, education, the fine arts, nursing, political science, the natural sciences or any of the dozens of other fields we offer.
At West Texas A&M University you will be challenged to learn, to develop an appreciation of the arts, literature and different cultures and to grow intellectually and socially. At WTAMU, your intellectual and personal growth will take place not only in the classroom, but also in the full array of social, athletic and extracurricular activities that are provided on campus.
WTAMU is a member of the Texas A&M University system and has an enrollment of about 8,000 students. The 176 acre campus has 44 buildings and includes a pedestrian mall with marble sculptures and sports complex. Students find the atmosphere at WTAMU to be friendly with a supportive faculty and staff and a multitude of activities to explore.
The campus of West Texas A&M University lies in the northeast corner of the town of Canyon, Texas, approximately fifteen miles south of Amarillo. Here, you’ll discover a vibrant community complete with hospitable people, historic homes and a variety of options for shopping and dining.
Despite the vast, open plains that cover the region, trees and foliage are in abundance here at WTAMU. Many students and community members find the 176-acre campus the perfect place to take a stroll, have a leisurely picnic or walk the family dog. The Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughan Pedestrian Mall has many scenic features, including the "Original Texans" marble sculpture and fountain and the Hayward Spirit Tower.
West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)