Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 9,000 people attend Texas Christian University, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) institution based in Fort Worth, Texas. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Account Manager
6 salaries
Event Coordinator
4 salaries
Marketing Director
3 salaries
Account Executive
3 salaries
Marketing Specialist
3 salaries
Director of Sales and Marketing
3 salaries
Logistics Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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 marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the oil and gas field services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. TCU graduates see an average starting salary of around $57K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $70K per year compared to females' $49K.


The TCU alumni who make the most are Directors of Sales and Marketing; they report a median pay of $75K. Account Managers and Marketing Directors draw in a fair amount as well — $48K and approximately $45K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Event Coordinators who make an average of about $32K.


Fort Worth is a popular place for TCU students to settle after graduation, and just under one in three grads find steadfast employment in the city. TCU grads also flock to Irving, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $99K). Home to the lowest median salary for TCU alumni is Plano, Texas, a popular place for former students despite its around $41K average paycheck. Nearby Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for TCU grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration earns TCU students the most money after college (an average about $121K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($31K).


Many former TCU students are familiar with Project Management, and close to one-eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Horned Frogs who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 20 percent more than other alumni (approximately $69K on average). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Most alums have medical plans, and more than half of alums have dental insurance. A large number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Texas Christian University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Union Institute & University grads (who make an average of $58K) earn salaries most similar to TCU alumni. 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)


51 %
49 %
$31,789 - $66,765
$39,219 - $101,207
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 51 votes.
$32,104 - $69,777
$39,541 - $83,396
$36,812 - $98,303
$19,329 - $99,702
$49,125 - $121,237

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