Prairie View A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a comprehensive public institution of higher education authorized to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, and is a member of the Texas A&M University System. It is a land-grant university authorized under the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The main campus is located in Waller County approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston and one mile north of US Highway 290 on Farm Road 1098. The College of Nursing facility is located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
The University offers a broad range of academic programs through the following administrative units:
Though the University’s service area has generally extended throughout Texas and the world, the University’s target service area includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region, i.e., Waller, Harris, Montgomery, Washington, Grimes, Fort Bend, Galveston, Jefferson, Chambers, Liberty, Colorado, Wharton, Brazoria, and Austin Counties; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor as noted in the original Texas Plan; and urban Texas centers likely to benefit from Prairie View A&M University’s specialized programs and services in juvenile justice, architecture, teacher education, social work, and the food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Prairie View A&M University is authorized to offer a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at distant sites.