PRAIRIE VIEW A&M University (PVAMU), the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) that since its inception in 1876 has opened its doors to any and every person—inside and outside of Texas—seeking a quality, first-class, four-year university experience.
PVAMU is situated on a beautiful campus in rural Texas, said to be “in the middle of nowhere but the center of everywhere,” an hour’s drive from Houston, two hours from Austin, and three hours from Dallas or San Antonio.
Through its seven colleges and school of architecture, PVAMU boasts more than 65 degree programs, including engineering, arts, business, nursing, criminal and juvenile justice, and a new major in African American studies. Study abroad focuses on building global leaders through classroom instruction, the arts, and service-learning projects.
In 2021, PVAMU attained R2 classification for its high level of research activity, joining only eleven HBCUs and only four Texas A&M University System members with this status.
The university’s student–athletes excel on and off the field, with many receiving All-Academic Team honors. They compete in NCAA Division I and enjoy a multi-million-dollar sports complex with a 15,000-seat football stadium and track, as well as baseball, softball, and soccer fields.