Average Salary for Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Around 9,000 people attend Texas Christian University, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) institution based in Fort Worth, Texas. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Horned Frogs!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Overall College ROI Rank

525
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

158
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

146
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$48,400
Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Account Manager
8 salaries
$47,500  
   
Marketing Director
5 salaries
$45,000  
Account Executive
4 salaries
$35,100  
Event Coordinator
4 salaries
$32,131  
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$36,174  
Director of Sales and Marketing
3 salaries
$75,000  
Logistics Manager
3 salaries
$44,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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About This School

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Texas Christian University

admissions.tcu.edu

8,640

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

76 %

7 %

81 %

10 %


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Industry

Graduates of TCU go into the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the oil and gas field services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from TCU make an average of $58K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $71K after graduating from TCU, the average woman earns only $50K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among TCU alumni are earned by Directors of Sales and Marketing — these former students make a median salary of around $75K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Account Managers (about $48K) and Marketing Directors ($45K). On the lower end, Event Coordinators report making $32K.

Locations

TCU students enjoy their time in Fort Worth, and just under one in three students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. With a median salary of around $109K, Irving, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among TCU grads. Though Plano, Texas takes the cake for lowest pay among TCU grads (the median salary is $41K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Dallas, Texas is another common pick among TCU grads, along with Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting earns TCU students the most money after college (an average approximately $135K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($31K).

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among TCU alumni, with approximately one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Horned Frogs, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 18 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alums are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alumni report dental coverage, too. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Texas Christian University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Union Institute & University grads report the most similar salaries to TCU alums, earning $58K on average. Other schools similar to TCU include the University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1630 1910
ACT Scores 25 29

Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$32,039 - $66,780
Salary
$39,366 - $102,113

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
$32,168 - $69,463
$39,675 - $85,567
$37,050 - $95,567
$19,329 - $99,702
$67,065 - $124,865

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