Texas A&M University is one of only a handful of colleges and universities in the nation designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in all three National Security Agency focus areas: cyber operations, cyber defense and research. As an emerging leader in cybersecurity education and research, Texas A&M continues to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce and develop the tools and technologies needed to face global security challenges.
of Texas A&M cybersecurity
Texas A&M’s cybersecurity graduates are highly recruited and quickly employed, earning average starting salaries of more than $70,000 annually.
CAREERS FOR VETERANS: Military Times included Texas A&M’s cybersecurity program on its most recent list of the 10 best cybersecurity programs for military veterans and military-connected students.
In 2017, information security analysts in Texas earned nearly twice as much as the average annual salary of all occupations in Texas.
|Location||Mean Salary||Entry Level Salary||Experienced Salary|
|Texas||95 thousand dollars||57 thousand dollars||114 thousand dollars|
|Central Region||75.7 thousand dollars||46.4 thousand dollars||90.4 thousand dollars|
|College Station-Bryan MSA||75.6 thousand dollars||43.3 thousand dollars||91.7 thousand dollars|
Wage of All
Average Annual Wage of Information Security Analysts in Texas
|College Station-Bryan MSA||34.4%|
Texas A&M IS HOME to three respected cybersecurity education and research organizations:
In 2018, Texas A&M was awarded a
$4.4 million grant
from the National Science Foundation’s Cybercorps Scholarships for Service program to administer the Cyber Leader-Scholars program in partnership with Houston Community College.
In 2019, Texas A&M WAS AWARDED a U.S. Department of Energy grant of up to
to research and develop cybersecurity technologies protecting the nation’s energy infrastructure against cyberattacks.
In 2017, Texas A&M WAS AWARDED the Defense Security Service Award for
Excellence in Counterintelligence
by the National Security Agency’s Defense Security Service.
Texas A&M’s commitment to the development of world class cybersecurity academic programs — advancing cyber defense research; recruiting internationally renowned faculty; and collaborating with high schools, veterans’ programs and two-year colleges throughout the state — has placed the university at the forefront of cybersecurity research and workforce development.
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