Earlier this spring, Texas A&M University announced an ambitious March to 3,000 initiative to grow the Corps of Cadets’ enrollment to 3,000 members.
The Corps had 2,107 members as of fall 2022, making it the largest uniformed student body in the nation aside from the military academies. Cadets boast excellent grades and a commitment to the armed forces, with 71% earning a 3.0 GPA or higher in spring 2022 and more than 90% gaining employment or commissioning into the military at May 2022 graduation ceremonies.
“We have a duty to our state and nation to continue developing leaders of character,” said Texas A&M President Dr. M. Katherine Banks. “I fully support expanding the opportunities the Corps provides our students.”
To increase recruitment and retention, two new university-funded scholarships will be available to deserving students: the ROTC Patriot Scholarship Program for ROTC scholarship cadets and the Maj. Gen. Raymond L. Murray Scholarship for out-of-state cadets. Two new additional Corps dorms are scheduled for completion by the 2027-28 academic year to accommodate increased enrollment.