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According to the Texas A&M University official website:

Texas A&M, the state's first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876 at College Station, Texas as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (the first public University in Texas), and at that time the "A" and "M" initials were used to abbreviate the name components.

When the institution gained university status in 1963, the "A&M" representation (no periods, no spaces and with an ampersand) was incorporated into the official name in deference to the institution's history and rich traditions, but the individual letters no longer explicitly stand for anything.

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A & M stands for Agricultural and Mechanical. It was established under the Morrill Land grant statute. It was designed to promote the scientific learning to improve the engineering and farming techniques in the US.

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Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

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The official name is Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas

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Agriculture and Mechanical

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