Located on the eastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex approximately 65 miles from downtown Dallas, the university attracts traditional resident students, from the Metroplex as well as from the smaller communities of northeast Texas. In addition to the main campus in Hunt County, the university has satellite campuses in Downtown Dallas, Mesquite, and Rockwall; it also offers courses in Corsicana and Midlothian in partnership with Navarro College and in Frisco and McKinney with Collin College.
The history of Texas A&M University–Commerce began in 1889 with its establishment as East Texas Normal College (ETNC) in Cooper by Kentucky native William L. Mayo as a private teachers’ college based on Normal principles.ETNC relocated to Commerce after its original campus was destroyed in a fire in July 1894. One of Commerce’s chief advantages was that it was well connected by rail, boasting regular service on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas (“Cotton Belt”) to Dallas, Sherman, and Texarkana and on the Texas Midland Railroad to Paris, Ennis, and Houston. buy Texas A&M University–Commerce diploma, buy Texas A&M University–Commerce diploma, fake Texas A&M University–Commerce degree.
The institution was renamed East Texas State College (ETSC) in 1957, after the Texas Legislature recognized its broadening scope beyond teacher education. Following the inauguration of the institution’s first doctoral program in 1962,its name was changed to East Texas State University (ETSU) in 1965. It integrated in 1964 when ordered to do so by the Board of Regents. ETSU obtained a separate board of regents in 1969, and the approval to open a branch campus in Texarkana in 1971.
The economic downturn in Texas in the mid-1980s seriously threatened the university, leading to proposals to close it entirely before a bus trip with 450 supporters trekked to the State Capitol in a show of support that ultimately secured its continued existence.In 1996, ETSU was admitted into the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and renamed Texas A&M University–Commerce (A&M–Commerce).ETSU’s former branch campus in Texarkana was renamed Texas A&M University–Texarkana and admitted into TAMUS as a separate university. buy Texas A&M University–Commerce diploma, buy Texas A&M University–Commerce diploma, fake Texas A&M University–Commerce degree.