Texas A&M University has an extremely impressive campus and student body. Enrolling almost 60,000 students a year and offering close to 140 undergraduate degree programs, it is obvious that Aggieland is home to an unparalleled university. Although it's already seen tremendous success, Texas A&M just announced the news for a new research facility to be built at the current Riverside Campus, a 1,900-acre campus west of Bryan and adjacent to State Highway 47 and Highway 21:
Riverside Campus is to be renamed "RELLIS Campus — an acronym of Texas A&M’s core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service" and will give students that weren't accepted to Texas A&M the opportunity to still earn a four-year degree.
The new facilities on RELLIS will focus on robotics, advanced manufacturing, and enhancing the Texas Transportation Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. According to a press release from Texas A&M, "Students could start their college careers at the center and or transfer from community colleges to complete their degrees. They could be accepted later at Texas A&M University or choose a degree program from another Texas A&M System university. Faculty members from other System schools would either travel to the new campus or teach courses online."
Not only will the new facility offer education to thousands of additional students, but it will also be a catalyst for immense growth in the area. It will inevitably boost Bryan-College Station's economic development and provide new job opportunities for many. College Station's Mayor Nancy Berry believes “This investment could be a game-changer for the region,” because "It will bring technology companies and major investment to our community as well as economic opportunity to our residents."
Needless to say, Bryan-College Station's real estate industry will continue to grow with the addition of RELLIS. Those moving to the area to continue their education or start a new career will need housing - new college and family housing developments will certainly be popping up within the next few years.