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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
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:  10,323 (8,894 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty658270
Research and public service182
Total graduate assistants-32
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$34,590$36,590$38,600$40,7205.5%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,650$10,980$11,380$11,8003.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,650$10,840$11,380$11,8003.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$48,360$50,720$53,730$58,2708.4%
Off Campus$48,360$51,100$53,730$58,2708.4%
Off Campus with Family$38,390$40,260$42,350$46,4709.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,44977%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,22365%$27,432,595$22,431
Federal grants19610%$926,795$4,729
Pell grants19610%$873,795$4,458
Other federal grants141%$53,000$3,786
State/local government grant or scholarships21011%$772,614$3,679
Institutional grants or scholarships1,20764%$25,733,186$21,320
Student loan aid51827%$6,679,516$12,895
Federal student loans48025%$2,706,735$5,639
Other student loans19010%$3,972,781$20,909
  • 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 aid15,68966%$117,948,172$20,733
Pell grants1,10513%$4,627,797$4,188
Federal student loans2,35727%$16,329,660$6,928
  • 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.
Average net price$30,495$31,087$31,085
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$18,556$18,578$20,406
$30,001 – $48,000$21,810$25,121$22,169
$48,001 – $75,000$27,483$27,204$28,172
$75,001 – $110,000$31,879$33,916$32,722
$110,001 and more$37,511$39,700$38,918
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment10,323
Undergraduate enrollment8,894
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment445
Graduate enrollment1,429
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
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: 44%
Out-of-state: 51%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%
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: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants18,4237,52410,899
Percent admitted43%40%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading530630
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2532
ACT Math2529
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 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 76%
8-year: 76%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 71%
Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 63%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 55%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 71%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 75%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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 Management6--23-
Category total6--23-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General724---
Category total894---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science6----
Business Administration and Management, General-126---
Fashion Merchandising42----
Finance, General125----
International Business/Trade/Commerce0----
International Finance3----
International Marketing4----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management4111---
Management Science81----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General73----
Real Estate28----
Research and Development Management-4---
Category total485189---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0----
Organizational Communication, General0----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication1089---
Radio and Television0----
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other62----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1193---
Category total32712---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst9----
Information Technology3----
Category total20----
Art Teacher Education1----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-16---
Curriculum and Instruction-21--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching410---
Education, General2----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness2----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-224--
Elementary Education and Teaching-9---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education11----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0---
Mathematics Teacher Education60---
Music Teacher Education200---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education123--
Secondary Education and Teaching-5---
Social Studies Teacher Education4----
Special Education and Teaching, General-11---
Category total92678--
Engineering, General41----
Category total41----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing17----
English Language and Literature, General2620--
Rhetoric and Composition--4--
Category total4324--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0----
German Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total13----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6----
Clinical Nurse Leader-6d--0d
Clinical Nurse Specialist-7d---
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other17----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-1---
Movement Therapy and Movement Education30----
Nurse Anesthetist-1834--
Nursing Administration--2--
Nursing Education-1d---
Nursing Practice--22d--
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing----0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse201d----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4820---
Category total306d53d58d-0d
History, General1544--
Category total1544--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies38----
Category total38----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies66----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-33d---
Category total6633d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General202---
Category total202---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General8----
Category total8----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science133---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0---
Category total133---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General6----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-9---
Sports Studies5----
Category total119---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies11----
Category total17----
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other0----
Chemistry, General214--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other16----
Geology/Earth Science, General1512---
Physics, General232--
Category total35166--
Developmental and Child Psychology24----
Psychology, General7987--
Category total10387--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work2819---
Category total2819---
Social Sciences
Economics, General63----
International Economics5----
International Relations and Affairs3----
Political Science and Government, General85----
Category total192----
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music1----
Category total1----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation76---
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics0----
Dance, General3----
Directing and Theatrical Production1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11----
Fine/Studio Arts, General54---
Graphic Design24----
Interior Design21----
Keyboard Instruments3310-
Music Performance, General36-05
Music Theory and Composition12---
Music, General7----
Musical Theatre10----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-1---
Stringed Instruments321--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0----
Voice and Opera42---
Category total11926205
Grand total2,08844789235
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 306
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 60
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $34,867
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $21,676
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined7961
Beach Volleyball15
Swimming and Diving2930
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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 (SLP) - 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 master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels6/5/2003 -  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
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations021
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault145
Motor vehicle theft219
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible99
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate3.6%3.2%4.3%
Number in default504759
Number in repayment1,3661,4391,346
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)