Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni Average Salary

Texas Christian University is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) university based in Fort Worth, Texas that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

536th

20 Year Net ROI 

$285,000

Annual ROI 

4.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$199,000

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College Salary Report

379th

Early Career Salary 

$47,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$78,500

% High Meaning 

60 %

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Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Graphic Designer
10 salaries
$40,287  
   
Operations Manager
9 salaries
$72,831  
Financial Analyst
9 salaries
$60,000  
Marketing Coordinator
9 salaries
$39,999  
Marketing Manager
8 salaries
$55,982  
Account Manager
7 salaries
$40,600  
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 644
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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

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Industry

Former TCU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the manufacturing industry, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the financial services industry. The marketing, advertising, and media management industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. TCU graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $56K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $74K after graduating from TCU, the average woman earns only $51K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among TCU alumni are reportedly earned by Directors of Sales and Marketing, whose median earnings come to $75K, followed by Marketing Directors ($65K) and Business Development Directors ($52K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Event Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $35K.

Locations

Home to a large number of TCU alums, Dallas, Texas is by far the most attractive city for these former students. TCU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, Mass., which offers a median salary of $80K. On the other hand, TCU alumni who end up in Austin, Texas receive the lowest median salary of approximately $45K. Neighboring Fort Worth, Texas is another common pick among TCU grads, along with Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration leads to the highest pay for TCU grads (about $121K on average per year). A Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $38K.

Skills

For former Horned Frogs, proficiency in Sales Management warrants a paycheck that is 19 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many TCU grads have knowledge of Data Analysis, with roughly an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a strong majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Most alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Texas Christian University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Alumni of Union Institute & University pick up average paychecks of $58K, which is closest to the amount made by TCU grads among similar schools. The University of Tulsa, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of San Diego are also similar to TCU.

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Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$30,410 - $61,478
Salary
$41,479 - $101,912
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$39,999 - $84,426
$38,798 - $67,407
$36,492 - $100,000
$39,750 - $97,500
$27,600 - $89,000

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