Applications increase for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

Now in its fourth year, interest in the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College (ACC) continues to grow.

Nearly 300 students have requested to apply for the fall 2020 cohort, which plans to accept 150 students.

The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC is one of the largest of the seven engineering academies around the state. Additionally, students who started at ACC have higher GPAs when they transition to Texas A&M University after a year than the students who started at the university.

Engineering is an in-demand and lucrative field. Engineering jobs are expected to grow 25 percent in the next decade and the average starting salary for mechanical engineers is more than $70,000.

Applications are being accepted through June 30. More information at

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the innovative academy with guests Dr. David Fonken, ACC Science, Engineering & Math Dean; Shana Shaw, Engineering Professor and Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy Leading Professor; and ACC Engineering student Jud Joyner in the President's Podcast: Engineering a Brighter Future.

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud or watch it on YouTube.