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Average Salary for Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

When it comes to ROI, Texas Christian University, a private research school located in Fort Worth, Texas, with around 8,000 students, ranks in the top 29 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Horned Frogs!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The figures in this overview come from the responses of TCU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Texas Christian University (TCU) Details


2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Also Known As:

Texas Christian University

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Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

75 %


7 %

% Stay In State:

78 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

15 %
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The oil and gas exploration industry, the education industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are just a few of the areas in which TCU grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Graduates of TCU typically earn around $59K.


In the TCU alumni community, men make a median salary of about $72K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $50K.


The most generous salaries among TCU alumni are reportedly earned by Buyers, whose earnings come to $70K, followed by Financial Analysts ($62K) and Account Managers (approximately $51K). On the lower end, Event Coordinators report making $32K.


TCU alumni love Fort Worth so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with just under one in three grads staying on to find permanent employment. With a median salary of around $83K, Irving represents the highest-paid city popular among TCU grads. On the far end of the pay scale, TCU alumni often reside in Arlington, which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $38K. TCU alumni express interest in nearby Dallas and Houston as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate TCU grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $115K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making about $36K per year.


For former Horned Frogs, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 14 percent more than other alumni salaries. TCU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with roughly an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of respondents as well. A strong majority of former students report contributing to a 401(k). Texas Christian University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Union Institute & University graduates, who earn $58K on average, make a similar amount to TCU grads. The University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego are also similar to TCU.

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Key Stats



52 %

female alumni


48 %

male alumni
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