Average Salary for Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Texas Christian University is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) university based in Fort Worth, Texas that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Horned Frogs!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Replies from former TCU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Account Manager
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Marketing Director
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Account Executive
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Event Coordinator
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Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Director of Sales and Marketing
3 salaries
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About This School

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Texas Christian University



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Former TCU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the oil and gas exploration industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Former TCU graduates bring in $58K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $50K where the average male graduate hauls home $72K.


The biggest paychecks among TCU alumni are earned by Financial Analysts — these former students make a median salary of $69K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Marketing Directors ($52K) and Account Managers (around $51K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Event Coordinators — they bring in approximately $32K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many TCU alumni (just under a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Fort Worth. It is also not uncommon to find former TCU students living and working in Boston, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $120K. Home to the lowest median salary for TCU alumni is Arlington, Texas, a popular place for former students despite its around $38K average paycheck. Nearby Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for TCU grads.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for TCU grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $121K per year). Those with a B.A. in Biology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $31K per year.


Around one in ten TCU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Horned Frogs with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 17 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that most alums are given health coverage, and more than half of survey participants accept dental insurance. 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

Compensation averages approximately $58K for Biola University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to TCU grads. Other schools similar to TCU include the University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)


53 %
47 %
$32,692 - $65,478
$39,151 - $98,477
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
$32,361 - $72,617
$39,675 - $79,725
$37,391 - $96,564
$19,463 - $98,000
$40,695 - $122,305

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