About Compass

Compass is the student information system at Texas A&M University. The system, purchased from Ellucian, is web-based and includes the university's three campuses in College Station, Galveston and Qatar.

The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) department is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Compass. This includes implementation of the Ellucian Operational Data Store (ODS) and Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to improve reporting capabilities and the Compass Communication Management system to monitor recruiting, retention and enrollment at Texas A&M University. The department also includes maintenance of the Howdy web portal https://howdy.tamu.edu.

Compass end-users access the system through the Howdy web portal.