Texas A&M University-Kingsville is located in Kingsville, home of the legendary King Ranch. Kingsville is a city of approximately 25,000 that grew out of ranching, railroad and oil industry. The city is centrally located between the Rio Grande Valley to the south and Corpus Christi and San Antonio to the north. In addition to the university and King Ranch, the city also is home to Naval Air Station-Kingsville, one of the U.S. Navy’s premier locations for jet aviation training.
Buildings and Grounds
Texas A&M University-Kingsville has more than 1,600 acres of land located at 13 different sites. The main campus occupies approximately 250 acres and the University Farm consists of 545 acres of land located about one-half mile north of the main campus. The university also operates sites specifically dedicated to research including the Citrus Center near Weslaco, Texas, a marine sciences ecology research area on Baffin Bay, a wildlife part on the north edge of the main campus and natural wildlife habitat about three miles south of the main campus. In addition to its research facility, the university offers classes for selected degree programs in Weslaco. The university also owns two commercial farms that are currently leased to private farmers providing a source of revenue to partially support scholarships.