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Average Salary for Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Positioned in the top 29 percent of universities by ROI, Texas Christian University — a private research school in Fort Worth, Texas, with around 8,000 undergraduate students — gives families an outstanding long-term payout. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Horned Frogs!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This report is based on the answers of TCU graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Account Manager
8 salaries
Marketing Director
7 salaries
Event Coordinator
5 salaries
Account Executive
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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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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The marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which TCU grads find work. A large chunk of former TCU students are employed in the oil and gas exploration industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of about $60K are common among TCU grads.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $73K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $50K.


The most lucrative professionals among TCU alumni are Buyers; they earn a median annual salary of $70K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $63K and around $51K are Financial Analysts and Account Managers. Event Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $32K.


TCU alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and just under a third of grads find stable employment in Fort Worth. With a median salary of $83K, Irving represents the highest-paid city popular among TCU grads. On the other hand, TCU alumni who end up in Arlington receive the lowest median salaries of $38K. Graduates of TCU also relocate to Dallas, which is not far away, and Houston.

Degree Major

Former Horned Frogs who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and earn about $115K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication offers the lowest annual financial reward ($36K).


Former Horned Frogs who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 14 percent more than other alumni ($68K on average). Many former TCU students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one-eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of alumni as well. A strong majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings 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

Median pay for Union Institute & University grads is approximately $60K, making their salaries most similar to those of TCU grads. The University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego are also similar to TCU.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)


52 %
48 %
$34,365 - $71,732
$39,221 - $99,804
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 112 votes.
$34,600 - $78,996
$38,535 - $83,485
$38,390 - $86,924
$30,000 - $98,000
$40,695 - $122,305

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