Texas Christian University was founded in 1873, in Thorp Spring, Texas, as the AddRan Male and Female College. Today, Texas Christian University is a four-year private, not-for-profit, co-educational institution.
By 1895, the school relocated to Waco, Texas, and moved once more, in 1910 to Fort Worth. During this period the school also adopted its current name, Texas Christian University. Though TCU retains ties to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), about 60 religious groups and 25 recognized faith-based organizations are present on campus, including students of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. The mission of the university is “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” Texas Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.
There are a number of extracurricular activities and events happening on campus. There are over 200 student organizations ranging from academic and performing arts groups to Greek Life, student government, and social justice organizations. The TCU Campus recreation center is open to students on campus, and TCU competes in the Big 12 NCAA athletic division.
Approximately 9,900 students are enrolled, and more than 8,600 are undergraduates. Added demographics include:
- Student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1
- A 59:41 female-to-male student ratio
- A minority student population of about 18 percent
- Nearly 600 full-time faculty
TCU supports more than 130 undergraduate areas of study, over 60 master’s level programs, and 24 doctoral fields of study. There are 8 main academic divisions:
- AddRan College of Liberal Arts
- Bob Schieffer College of Communication
- College of Education
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Science & Engineering
- John V. Roach Honors College
- Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
- Neeley School of Business
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
For added flexibility, online programs supported by TCU include master’s programs in nursing and liberal arts. The online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Prospective applicants must first fill out either the common application or TCU’s application. Students must also complete an essay, send in transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and evaluations.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Annual tuition for undergraduate students (12-18 credit hours per semester) is $36,500 and $22,908 for graduate students (9 hours per semester).
Texas Christian University supports financial aid programs, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study for qualifying students. Institutional scholarships include academic, performance, and special eligibility awards. Grants include the TCU Grant, Middle Income Assistance Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and the Tuition Equalization Grant Program. Religious-affiliated grants range from the Bermont Family Undergraduate Jewish Student Scholarship to the Christian Youth Fellowship Grant. Special grants include the Tandy Grant, TEACH Grant, Summer International Grant, Personal/Professional Development Grant, and Alumni Half-Tuition. Available loans include the Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and private education loans. Federal Work Study is also available. Eligible veterans, military personnel, and dependents may also access funding, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,717
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