Points of Pride
- Angelo State University is one of only four state institutions in Texas to be listed by The Princeton Review among “The Best 378 Colleges” for 2014. This is the fifth consecutive year that ASU has been recognized by The Princeton Review.
- ASU was recognized in America’s Best Colleges for B Students for 2010–11.
- Ellen D. Moreland, senior instructor of mathematics at Angelo State University, was named the 2009 Texas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Moreland was one of only 38 state winners chosen from more than 300 professors nominated by colleges and universities nationally for the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program.
- The ASU Physics Department has been designated by Physics Today as one of the top 21 undergraduate programs nationally.
- ASU was the first university in Texas to offer a degree in computer science. As home to the State of Texas Data Center, ASU houses one of the most sophisticated computers in the state and through a contract with IBM provides backup and storage for many of the electronic records of the State of Texas.
- A game development option in the Computer Science program has been named one of the Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs” in the U.S. for 2010.
- The ASU nursing program has been ranked in the top 100 nationally for its online graduate degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2013 edition of Best Online Programs.
- The ASU Agriculture Department’s Undergraduate Meat and Food Science Quiz Bowl Team won the 2006 National Championship and finished second to Texas Tech University in 2007. ASU is the smallest school ever to claim the national title in the contest.
- Research by ASU graduate students in Dr. Shirley Eoff’s modern American history class was cited in the acknowledgements of David Oshinsky’s Polio: An American Story, which won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History.
- The Global Immersion Center combines the advantages of a planetarium and an IMAX theatre. The planetarium is the fourth-largest among the nation’s colleges and universities.
- Located six miles north of San Angelo and adjacent to O.C. Fisher Lake, ASU’s Management, Instruction and Research (MIR) Center comprises 6,000 acres of range and farm land that serves as a “laboratory” for agriculture students. The research and classroom facilities at the site include the Food Safety and Product Development Laboratory.
- The ASU Natural History Collections maintained by the Biology Department contain 2,500 bird species, 16,000 mammal specimens, 14,100 amphibian and reptile specimens and 80,000 plant specimens from Texas and around the world, including the Galapagos Islands, the archipelago which contributed significantly to Charles Darwin’s theories on natural selection as first published in his Origin of the Species in 1859.
- ASU’s Detachment 847 is one of the largest and most honored Air Force ROTC detachments at colleges and universities nationally.
- ASU was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 lists of “Military Friendly Schools.”
- The ASU Center for International Studies offers summer, semester and academic year programs in multiple academic disciplines in Europe, Africa, Central America and the Far East.
- In 1936, when ASU was known as San Angelo College, it was one of the few junior colleges accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- More than half of ASU’s graduates each semester are first-generation college students.
- Of 3,000 universities nationally, Angelo State University ranked 85th in endowment per student and 407th in the market value of endowment assets, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
- ASU’s Carr Academic Scholarship Program provides scholarships for one in every six ASU students.
- All graduates of ASU’s Honors Program who have applied to graduate programs or professional schools, including medicine, have been accepted.
- Since 1998, ASU students have maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics. From then through spring 2013, all 158 of the ASU students who have taken the exam after completing the mathematics program have passed.
- Adree Lakey’s 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship in the women’s hammer throw was ASU’s 40th track and field national title in men’s and women’s individual or relay competitions.
- Only a handful of schools have ever sent both their softball and baseball teams to the College World Series in the same year. ASU accomplished this feat in 2007. The Rambelles won the NCAA Division II National Championship in softball in 2004.
- The Rambelles track and field team won the 2010 NCAA D-II Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.