West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, WT, and formerly West Texas State), part of the Texas A&M University System
West Texas A&M University is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a city of 13,000 approximately 13 miles south of Amarillo a city of 190,000. West Texas A&M University was established on September 20, 1910, and was originally known as West Texas State Normal College. The university started out as one of the seven state-funded teacher colleges in Texas.
The university offers 58 undergraduate programs, 39 master’s programs and 1 doctoral program through its 5 colleges and graduate school. West Texas A&M University has awarded more than 71,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees since 1910. West Texas A&M University has been named “military friendly” and its academic programs and campus have been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. The University’s Buffalo Sports Park is home to the largest grouping of synthetic athletic fields in the United States, and its Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility is one of the largest testing facilities in the world for both large and small wind turbines. West Texas A&M University also features academic research, study abroad opportunities, award-winning academic programs, decorated professors, state-of-the-art facilities and Lone Star Conference championships.