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Texas Christian University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Texas Christian University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 320 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is movement therapy and movement education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, TCU is ranked #117 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

TCU is also ranked #4 out of 136 schools in Texas.

See all of the rankings for Texas Christian University.

Is It Hard to Get Into TCU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Texas Christian University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 41%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Texas Christian University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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.

Texas Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,474 undergraduates at TCU with 9,219 being full-time and 255 being part-time.

How Much Does Texas Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of TCU is $36,811. 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 +
$21,286 $23,246 $29,929 $33,664 $47,113

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 3.4%. 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

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

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Contact details for TCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7000
Website: www.tcu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCUTexasChristianUniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tcu

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, 2,324 received undergraduate degrees and 558 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 174 $58,300
Communication & Media Studies 152 $38,900
Economics 116 $47,300
Public Relations & Advertising 105 $42,100
Marketing 90 $49,000
Business Administration & Management 88 $61,200
General Biology 88 NA
Accounting 83 NA
Computer Systems Analysis 81 NA

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 306 students took at least one online class at Texas Christian University. This is an increase from the 283 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 306 196
2017-2018 283 184
2016-2017 298 191
2015-2016 310 215
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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