The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Texas Tech University School of Law
The Texas Tech University School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The school focuses on forming practical lawyers; the student population is 60.4% male and 39.6% female. In 2000, Texas Tech University School of Law had a 100% bar passage rate for first-time exam takers for the February 2000 Bar Examination; the school's bar passage rate for first-timers taking the July 2017 exam was 87.12%, placing Texas Tech School of Law in the top three law schools in Texas for 2017 bar passage rates. According to Texas Tech's 2016 ABA-required disclosures, 85.79% of the class of 2016 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment 10 months after graduation. The total cost of attendance at Texas Tech for the 2017-2018 academic year is $39,175 for Texas residents and $50,515 for nonresident students; the Law School Transparency estimated 100% debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $139,550 for Texas residents. Jeff Wentworth'71: Sitting member of the Texas State Senate for the 25th District.
Member of the Texas House of Representatives. Phil Johnson'75: Sitting member of the Texas Supreme Court and former chief justice of the 7th Court of Appeals. Robert Junell'76: Serves as a judge for the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. John Smithee'76: Member, Texas House of Representatives for District 86. Karen Tandy'77: first female head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Walter Huffman'77: Judge Advocate General for the United States Army from 1997 until 2001. Presently, Huff Professor of law at Texas Tech. Matthew D. Orwig'84: U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas and served until 2007. Mark Lanier'84: In 2008, Mark and his wife Becky financed a $6 million 34,000-square-foot addition to the law school, Joseph Heflin'93: Served in the Texas House of Representatives for District 85 from 2007 to 2011. Andrew Murr Law school year missing: Former county attorney and county judge of Kimble County.
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan University is a private, liberal arts university founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1890. The main campus is located in the Polytechnic Heights Neighborhood of Fort Worth, United States, its mascot is the ram. Texas Wesleyan University was founded as Polytechnic College by the Methodist Episcopal Church and Nick Thomas in 1890. A committee under the direction of Thomas explored locations for a campus and settled on a site east of Fort Worth donated by area pioneers A. S. Hall, W. D. Hall, George Tandy; the school held its first classes in September 1891 with a handful of faculty members and 111 students. In 1902, H. A. Boaz managed a period of moderate growth, he hoped to develop Polytechnic College into a new university for Southern Methodism. When Dallas was selected by Methodist Church leaders as the site for Southern Methodist University, the Polytechnic campus was designated the "woman's college for Southern Methodism" becoming Texas Woman's College in 1914, attracting young women from around Texas and the Southwest.
However, when faced with dwindling resources during the Great Depression, the college's trustees voted to close the school in 1931. A merger with the financially secure Texas Wesleyan Academy in Austin saved the college from failure and resulted in the formation of Texas Wesleyan College in 1934. Men were readmitted the same year; the university added graduate programs in education in the 1970s and in nurse anesthesia in the 1980s. After contemplating a relocation of the campus to a west Fort Worth site, Texas Wesleyan renewed its commitment to its historic Polytechnic Heights Neighborhood location by building the Eunice and James L. West Library in October 1988. Recognizing the growth in programs, trustees changed the name of the institution to Texas Wesleyan University in January 1989. To add flexibility in the scheduling of courses and to recognize the special needs of adult learners, the university added the C. E. Hyde Weekend/Evening Program in 1994; the university established a campus in downtown Fort Worth in 1997 with the relocation of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, established in 1992 following the acquisition of the former Dallas/Fort Worth School of Law.
TWU School of Law was subsequently sold to Texas A&M University for $73 million in 2013. Texas Wesleyan is located on a 75-acre campus in the Polytechnic Heights Neighborhood in east Fort Worth; the campus sits 140 feet above the Trinity River and is one of the highest points in the city of Fort Worth. The university employed engineering and architecture firm Freese and Nichols Inc. to develop a master plan for its campus in 2011 that works with major street improvements for the Rosedale area surrounding the campus. Polytechnic College President H. A. Boaz built the Oneal-Sells Administration Building administration building in 1902 and oversaw its renovation and enlargement in 1909; the building was constructed in 1902-1903 of rock acquired from a quarry in Texas. A red overhead sign bearing the university's name was added during the 1938-39 school year; the building was remodeled again from 1963-1966. Cora Maud Oneal and Murray Case Sells, for whom the building is named, financed the renovation.
The overhead sign was removed during that renovation in 1963. The building became a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1966. Sanguinet & Staats, a firm noted for building many sites on the National Register of Historic Places, built Dan Waggoner Hall in 1917; the building was used as a dormitory until the late 1970s, when a renovation converted the building into use for offices. After a renovation in 1999, it now houses the offices of the School of classrooms; the Eunice and James L. West Library was built in 1988 and funded by a gift of Tandy Corporation stock from Eunice and James L. West of Fort Worth. West and his wife, gave $16 million in stock to several Texas colleges, $12 million of which came to Texas Wesleyan for construction of the library; the library sits at the front of the campus mall and is a focal point looking from the entrance of campus. The Polytechnic United Methodist Church was built in 1951-1952 by Wyatt C. Hedrick and is designed in the collegiate gothic style. Hedrick developed a master plan for the college in 1949 and the church wanted its building to fit into the planned design of the campus.
The college was allowed to use classrooms in the building during the week. In 2005, the second and third floors were renovated for faculty classrooms. Known as "Poly Church," it houses the School of the university chaplain. U. S. News & World Report ranked Texas Wesleyan in the #1 tier of regional universities in 2013, 2012 and 2011. Texas Wesleyan places an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, the university's strategic plan requires faculty to develop measurable critical thinking, analytical reasoning and creative problem-solving skills in students based on academic proficiency and assessment metrics. More than 70 percent of Texas Wesleyan's classes have fewer than 20 students, the university's average student-to-teacher ratio is 15:1. Texas Wesleyan has 27 areas of undergraduate study, Honors and Pre-Professional Programs; the university offers graduate programs in business, counseling, nurse anesthesia and law. Texas Wesleyan students can participate in pre-law, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-ministry-seminary and pre-counseling PreProfessional programs.
University academics are divided into six schools or programs: School of Natural and Social Sciences – 543 students Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia – 418 students School of Business Administration – 344 students School of Arts & Letters – 321 students School of Education
U.S. News & World Report
U. S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, consumer advice and analysis. Founded as a newsweekly magazine in 1933, U. S. News transitioned to web-based publishing in 2010. U. S. News is best known today for its influential Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings, but it has expanded its content and product offerings in education, money, careers and cars; the rankings are popular in North America but have drawn widespread criticism from colleges and students for their dubious and arbitrary nature. The ranking system by U. S. News is contrasted with the Washington Monthly and Forbes rankings. United States News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence, who started World Report in 1946; the two magazines covered national and international news separately, but Lawrence merged them into U. S. News & World Report in 1948, he subsequently sold the magazine to his employees. The magazine tended to be more conservative than its two primary competitors and Newsweek, focused more on economic and education stories.
It eschewed sports and celebrity news. Important milestones in the early history of the magazine include the introduction of the "Washington Whispers" column in 1934 and the "News You Can Use" column in 1952. In 1958, the weekly magazine's circulation passed one million and reached two million by 1973. Since 1983, it has become known for its influential ranking and annual reports of colleges and graduate schools, spanning across most fields and subjects. U. S. News & World Report is America's oldest and best-known ranker of academic institutions, covers the fields of business, medicine, education, social sciences and public affairs, in addition to many other areas, its print edition was included in national bestseller lists, augmented by online subscriptions. Additional rankings published by U. S. News & World Report include medical specialties and automobiles. In October 1984, publisher and real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman purchased U. S. News & World Report. Zuckerman is formerly the owner of the New York Daily News.
In 1993, U. S. News & World Report entered the digital world by providing content to CompuServe and in 1995, the website usnews.com was launched. In 2001, the website won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. In 2007, U. S. News & World Report published its first list of the nation's best high schools, its ranking methodology includes state test scores and the success of poor and minority students on these exams, schools' performance in Advanced Placement exams. Starting in June 2008, the magazine reduced its publication frequency in three steps. In June 2008, citing the decline overall magazine circulation and advertising, U. S. News & World Report announced that it would become a biweekly publication, starting January 2009, it hoped advertisers would be attracted to the schedule, which allowed ads to stay on newsstands a week longer. However, five months the magazine changed its frequency again, becoming monthly. In August 2008, U. S. News revamped its online opinion section.
The new version of the opinion page included daily new op-ed content as well as the new Thomas Jefferson Street blog. An internal memo was sent on November 5, 2010, to the staff of the magazine informing them that the "December issue will be our last print monthly sent to subscribers, whose remaining print and digital replica subscriptions will be filled by other publishers." The memo went on to say that the publication would be moving to a digital format but that it would continue to print special issues such as "the college and grad guides, as well as hospital and personal finance guides." Prior to going defunct, U. S. News was the lowest-ranking news magazine in the U. S. after Time and Newsweek. A weekly digital magazine, U. S. News Weekly, introduced in January 2009, continued to offer subscription content until it ceased at the end of April 2015; the company is owned by U. S. News & World Report, L. P. a held company based in the Daily News building in New York City. The editorial staff is headquartered in Washington, D.
C. The company's move to the Web made it possible for U. S. News & World Report to expand its service journalism with the introduction of several consumer-facing rankings products; the company returned to profitability in 2013. The editorial staff of U. S. News & World Report is based in Washington, D. C. and Brian Kelly has been the chief content officer since April 2007. The company is owned by media proprietor Mortimer Zuckerman; the first of the U. S. News & World Report's famous rankings was its "Who Runs America?" surveys. These ran in the spring of each year from 1974 to 1986; the magazine would have a cover featuring persons selected by the USN & WR as being the ten most powerful persons in the United States. Every single edition of the series listed the President of the United States as the most powerful person, but the #2 position included such persons as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul Volcker and Arthur Burns and US Senator Edward Kennedy. While most of the top ten each year were officials in government others were included, including TV anchormen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, AFL-CIO leader George Meany, consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
The only woman to make the top ten list was First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980. In addition to these overall top ten persons, the publication included top persons in each of several fields, including Education, Finance and many other areas; the surv
South Texas College of Law
South Texas College of Law – Houston, is a private American Bar Association-accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Located in Downtown Houston, United States, it was founded in 1923—the oldest law school in Houston and the third-oldest in Texas.12South Texas College of Law Houston has a faculty of 59 full-time professors and 40 adjunct professors. US News ranks the South Texas trial advocacy program in the top ten. S. News in trial advocacy. South Texas College of Law Houston holds over 121 national and international advocacy championships, more than any other law school in the nation, with the second-most titles held by a law school with less than 40 national championships. According to South Texas' 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 61.2% of the class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. South Texas College of Law is part of a consortium of four independent ABA- and AALS-accredited American law schools—California Western School of Law, New England School of Law, William Mitchell College of Law.
The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, combines resources designed to enhance and strengthen the educational mission of each school separately and all of them collectively. This partnership provides access to educational programs on a international basis. Students at South Texas can study abroad in London, Malta, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey and Mexico. In 2005, U. S. News & World Report ranked the trial advocacy program at South Texas number one in the nation, it ranks among the top 10 every year.3 4 In 2006, South Texas won the Association of Trial Lawyers of America national mock trial competition, beating over 260 schools. In 2007, South Texas won the National White Collar Crime Invitational Mock Trial Competition hosted by Georgetown Law School; as of August 2011, South Texas has won 108 national titles. The school's most recent win was at the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Tournament in 2011; as of 2016, South Texas College of Law Houston's rank is unpublished in the US News Rankings of Best Law Schools.
South Texas College of Law Houston publishes several student-edited journals of legal scholarship, including Corporate Counsel Review, Currents: International Trade Law Journal, South Texas Law Review. It is not ranked on the U. S. News Report for Best Law Schools in the nation. According to South Texas' official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 61.2% of the class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. South Texas' Law School Transparency under-employment score is 13.6%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a nonprofessional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation. The total cost of attendance at South Texas for the 2017-2018 academic year was $56,000; the average class of 2009 graduate had $104,862 of student loan debt. South Texas sponsors the "Direct Representation Clinics", which provide legal representation to low-income residents of Harris County, Texas, in the areas of family law, estate planning, guardianship cases.
South Texas is the first Texas law school to provide $400 each month toward student-loan indebtedness for its alumni working for nonprofit legal-aid organizations that provide services to the poor. The Texas First Court of Appeals and the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals were located in the 1307 San Jacinto Building on the campus of the South Texas College of Law. On September 3, 2011, the courts relocated to the 1911 Harris County courthouse. In 1998, Texas A&M University tried to merge with South Texas College of Law Houston under a public/private partnership. Under the proposal, the law school would have remained a private school, but would have been branded as the Texas A&M Law Center and would have awarded law degrees under the A&M seal; the deal went sour after a lengthy legal fight with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the governing body of the state's public institutions. The courts ruled that the schools had failed to obtain the board's approval before entering into the agreement.
The University of Houston and other institutions voiced concern about the partnership. In 2013, Texas A&M University entered into a similar arrangement with the Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth, thereby creating the Texas A&M University School of Law; until mid-2016, the law school was called "South Texas College of Law". On June 22, 2016, the day on which South Texas College of Law announced a name change to "Houston College of Law", the University of Houston announced that the University was "concerned about the significant confusion this creates in the marketplace and will take any and all appropriate legal actions to protect the interests of our institution, our brand, our standing in the communities we serve." The University of Houston System filed a lawsuit on June 27, 2016, in U. S. Federal district court in Houston. On October 14, 2016, the U. S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction requiring that South Texas College of law stop using the name "Houston College of Law," pending further developments in the case.
On November 7, 2016, the dean of the law school announced that the name would be changed to "South Texas College of Law Houston". Richard Anderson, CEO of Amtrak, former CEO of Delta Airlines Chris Bell, former US Co
Texas A&M Health Science Center
The Texas A&M Health Science Center, a component of Texas A&M University, offers health professions education in dentistry, nursing, biomedical sciences, public health, pharmacy. It was established in 1999 as an independent institution of the Texas A&M University System and received accreditation in December 2002 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees; the institution merged with Texas A&M University proper on July 12, 2013. Other components include the Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston and the Coastal Bend Health Education Center; the Health Science Center offers a variety of bachelor and doctoral degrees in a range of topic areas including dentistry, public health, biomedical sciences and nursing. The Texas A&M College of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine degree, Medical Science degree, Medical Science degree, Education for Healthcare Professionals degree, Doctor of Medicine/Doctorate of Philosophy degree, MD + Business Administration degree, MD + Master of Public Health degree, MD + Master of Science in Medical Science degree, Engineering Medicine degree, MD + Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals degree and an Education for Healthcare Professionals certificate.
The Texas A&M School of Public Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree, Master of Public Health degree, Master of Health Administration Resident Track degree, Master of Health Administration Executive Track degree, Doctor of Public Health degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research degree, Health Coaching for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management certificate and a Graduate Certificate in Global Health
College Station, Texas
College Station is a city in Brazos County, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 87 miles northeast of Austin; as of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 121,321 as of February 2019. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 13th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 273,101 people as of 2019. College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System; the city owes both its existence to the university's location along a railroad. Texas A&M's triple designation as a Land-, Sea-, Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research.
Due to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, the 11th-most educated city in the United States. The origins of College Station date from 1860, when the Houston and Texas Central Railway began to build through the region. Eleven years the site was chosen as the location for the proposed Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a land-grant school. In 1876, as the nation celebrated its centennial, the school opened its doors as the first public institution of higher education in the state of Texas; the population of College Station grew reaching 350 in 1884 and 391 at the turn of the century. However, during this time, transportation improvements took place in the town. In 1900, the I&GN Railroad was extended to College Station, 10 years electric interurban service was established between Texas A&M and the neighboring town of Bryan; the interurban was replaced by a city bus system in the 1920s. In 1930, the community to the north of College Station, known as North Oakwood, was incorporated as part of Bryan.
College Station did not incorporate until 1938 with John H. Binney as the first mayor. Within a year, the city established a zoning commission, by 1940, the population had reached 2,184; the city grew under the leadership of Ernest Langford, called by some the "Father of College Station", who began a 26-year stretch as mayor in 1942. Early in his first term, the city adopted a council-manager system of city government. Population growth accelerated following World War II as the nonstudent population reached 7,898 in 1950, 11,396 in 1960, 17,676 in 1970, 30,449 in 1980, 52,456 in 1990, 67,890 in 2000; the population for the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area crossed 270,000 people in 2018. In the 1990s, College Station and Texas A&M University drew national attention when the George Bush Presidential Library opened in 1997 and, more tragically, when 12 people were killed and 27 injured when the Aggie Bonfire collapsed while being constructed in 1999. College Station is located south of the center of Brazos County at 30°36′5″N 96°18′52″W.
It is bordered by the city of Bryan to the northwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.6 sq mi, of which 49.4 sq mi is land and 0.19 sq mi, or 0.35%, is covered by water. The local climate is subtropical and temperate and winters are mild with periods of low temperatures lasting less than two months. Snow and ice are rare. Summers are humid with occasional showers being the only real variation in weather. Average annual rainfall: 39 in Average elevation: 367 ft above sea level Average Temperature: 69.0 °F Agricultural Resources: Cattle, cotton, hay, sorghum Mineral Resources: Sand, lignite, oil As of the census of 2000, 67,890 people, 24,691 households, 10,370 families resided in the city. Of the 24,691 households, 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 58.0% were not families. About 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 2.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98. In the city, the population was distributed as 14.4% under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,180, for a family was $53,147. Males had a median income of $38,216 versus $26,592 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,170. About 15.4% of families and 37.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. The city of College Station has a council-manager form of government. Voters elect the members of a city council, who make policy; the council hires a professional city manager, responsible for day-to-day operations of the city and its public services. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Bryan District Parole Office in College Station.
The United States Postal Service operates the College Station and Northgate College Station post offices. Northgate is a mixed-use district