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IPEDS ID: 228875
OPE ID: 00363600
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Texas Christian University
2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76129
General information:  (817) 257-7000
Website:  www.tcu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,727 (8,456 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.tcu.edu
Apply Onlineadmissions.tcu.edu/apply/default.asp
Financial Aidfam.tcu.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.financialaid.tcu.edu/npc.asp
Mission Statement
  To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty593233
Instructional573227
Research and public service206
Total graduate assistants-47
Instructional-47
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$30,090$32,490$34,590$36,5905.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,050$1,200$1,050-12.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,000$10,410$10,650$10,9803.1%
Other$1,950$1,860$1,920$2,1009.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,000$10,410$10,650$10,8401.8%
Other$1,950$1,860$1,920$2,62036.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,550$2,570$2,600$2,6200.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,040$45,810$48,360$50,7204.9%
Off Campus$43,040$45,810$48,360$51,1005.7%
Off Campus with Family$33,640$36,110$38,390$40,2604.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$22,908
Fees$48
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,41175%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23565%$21,932,846$17,759
Federal grants19610%$878,961$4,484
Pell grants19610%$787,325$4,017
Other federal grants312%$91,636$2,956
State/local government grant or scholarships1759%$693,661$3,964
Institutional grants or scholarships1,23265%$20,360,224$16,526
Student loan aid59231%$6,150,294$10,389
Federal student loans57731%$3,514,733$6,091
Other student loans1297%$2,635,561$20,431
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,57366%$95,953,996$17,218
Pell grants1,22414%$4,886,517$3,992
Federal student loans2,89334%$21,845,873$7,551
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$27,845$28,936$30,495
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$21,877$18,293$18,556
$30,001 – $48,000$20,895$20,880$21,810
$48,001 – $75,000$25,109$25,698$27,483
$75,001 – $110,000$29,692$29,542$31,879
$110,001 and more$34,634$36,497$37,511
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment9,727
Undergraduate enrollment8,456
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment461
Graduate enrollment1,271
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 49%
Out-of-state: 48%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,5517,29911,252
Percent admitted47%44%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%23%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT80742%
ACT1,11357%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading540620
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing540640
ACT Composite2529
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 90%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 55%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 73%
Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 75%
Asian: 84%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 72%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 40%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management3--21-
Category total3--21-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry4----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General657---
Neuroscience7----
Category total767---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5854---
Actuarial Science3----
Business Administration and Management, General-131---
Fashion Merchandising46----
Finance, General75----
International Business/Trade/Commerce3----
International Finance0----
International Marketing7----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management33----
Management Science58----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General69----
Real Estate37----
Category total389185---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism11----
Journalism171---
Organizational Communication, General6----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication1314---
Radio and Television3----
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other44----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9410---
Category total30615---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst19----
Information Technology3----
Category total30----
Education
Art Teacher Education4----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education4----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-14---
Curriculum and Instruction-6---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching442---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness3----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2110--
Elementary Education and Teaching-9---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education5----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4---
Mathematics Teacher Education113---
Music Teacher Education200---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education421--
Secondary Education and Teaching-1---
Social Studies Teacher Education15----
Special Education and Teaching, General-6---
Category total1116811--
Engineering
Engineering, General39----
Category total39----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing12----
English Language and Literature, General3132--
Rhetoric and Composition--3--
Category total4335--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature8----
German Language and Literature3----
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total23----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer5----
Clinical Nurse Leader-13d---
Clinical Nurse Specialist-5d---
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other18----
Dietetics/Dietitian5----
Movement Therapy and Movement Education34----
Nurse Anesthetist-59---
Nursing Education-1d---
Nursing Practice--33--
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing----2d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse177----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2914---
Category total26892d33-2d
History
History, General2037--
Category total2037--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies41----
Category total41----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies65----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-35d---
Category total6535d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General72---
Category total72---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science103---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-2---
Category total105---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General12----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-3---
Sports Studies3----
Category total153---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy8----
Religion/Religious Studies8----
Category total16----
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other0----
Chemistry, General703--
Geology/Earth Science, General148---
Physics, General1-2--
Category total2285--
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology16----
Psychology, General7993--
Category total9593--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work11----
Category total11----
Social Sciences
Anthropology13----
Economics, General43----
Geography3----
International Economics6----
International Relations and Affairs9----
Political Science and Government, General53----
Sociology19----
Category total146----
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music0----
Category total0----
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting4----
Art History, Criticism and Conservation55---
Ballet6----
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1----
Conducting-1---
Dance, General15----
Directing and Theatrical Production1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-4---
Graphic Design18----
Interior Design9----
Keyboard Instruments42-04
Music Performance, General44--0
Music Theory and Composition21---
Music, General6----
Musical Theatre6----
Painting3----
Photography7----
Printmaking1----
Sculpture1----
Stringed Instruments21---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology3----
Voice and Opera31---
Category total10519-04
Grand total1,84145464216
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined6174
Baseball35
Basketball1714
Equestrian42
Football133
Golf99
Rifle13
Soccer29
Swimming and Diving2840
Tennis1113
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1975 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1979 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1987 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level6/5/2003 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2009 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1511
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault011
Burglary21217
Motor vehicle theft352
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible159
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary01216
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate5.7%6.1%
Number in default7781
Number in repayment1,3311,315
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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