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If you want to know more about Texas Christian University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Texas Christian University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Texas Christian University was awarded 88 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked TCU as #111 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

TCU is also ranked #5 out of 85 schools in Texas.

See all of the rankings for Texas Christian University.

Is It Hard to Get Into TCU?

Acceptance Rate

Texas Christian University has an acceptance rate of 41%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for TCU.

Average Test Scores

About 32% of students accepted to TCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas Christian University  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas Christian University  ( 560 to 670 )
TCU received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Texas Christian University  ( 25 to 30 )

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Texas Christian University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Texas Christian University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Texas Christian University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas Christian University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Texas Christian University has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At TCU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Texas Christian University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at TCU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,445 undergraduates at TCU with 9,162 being full-time and 283 being part-time.

TCU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 90.69 out of 100, TCU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.69 out of 100
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How Much Does Texas Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of TCU is $37,513. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for TCU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,370 $26,631 $29,136 $33,802 $46,316

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of TCU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TCU, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $14,443 a year. That adds up to $57,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TCU is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do TCU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from TCU make around $52,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for TCU students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Texas Christian University make the most money.

Location of Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fort Worth, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Texas Christian University

Contact details for TCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7000

Texas Christian University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Texas Christian University. Of these students, 2,447 received undergraduate degrees and 602 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 186 $64,600
Finance & Financial Management 162 $58,300
Communication & Media Studies 156 $38,900
Public Relations & Advertising 155 $42,100
Economics 103 $47,300
Accounting 98 NA
Political Science & Government 98 $36,900
General Psychology 96 $28,800
General Biology 91 NA
Marketing 89 $49,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Texas Christian University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at TCU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 283 students took at least one online class at Texas Christian University. This is a decrease from the 298 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 283 184
2016-2017 298 191
2015-2016 310 215
2014-2015 324 192
2013-2014 304 158

Learn more about online learning at Texas Christian University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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