Around 9,000 people attend Texas Christian University, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) institution based in Fort Worth, Texas. 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. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
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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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Graduates of TCU are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the education industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Former TCU graduates bring in $60K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $53K on average compared to $69K for male graduates.


Among TCU graduates, the biggest earners are Electrical Engineers, who haul in about $67K on average. Next on the list are Financial Analysts and Marketing Managers, bringing in $57K each. Graphic Designers pick up approximately $40K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


The most popular destination for former TCU students is Dallas, Texas. TCU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Denver, Colo., which offers a median salary of around $66K. TCU grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Fort Worth despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($56K). Other popular cities for TCU alumni include nearby Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) earns TCU students the most money after college (an average about $107K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $42K.


Close to one-eighth of TCU grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Horned Frogs — they earn 28 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and the larger part of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Texas Christian University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Clark Atlanta University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $58K, making them the most similar to TCU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Tulsa, the University of San Diego, and the Florida Institute of Technology are also similar to TCU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1610 1920
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Texas Christian University (TCU)


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