Texas Christian University

horned frogs

TCU at a glance

Founded in 1873, TCU is a private, co-ed university in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. The school's colors are purple and white and its mascot is a horned frog.

TCU is the largest of 14 colleges and universities associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Students come from more than 60 religious groups and participate in 25 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish and Muslim students.

Fact book:

  • Enrollment of 9,925
    • 8,640 undergraduates
    • 1,285 graduate students
  • 130 undergraduate areas of study
  • 61 master’s level programs
  • 24 areas of doctoral study
  • 2,027 employees
    • 572 full-time faculty members
    • 83 percent hold the highest degree in their discipline
  • Annual budget of about $511.9 million
  • Total investments as of Sept. 30, 2013, of about $1.31 billion
  • Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 90 percent
  • Student/faculty ratio of about 13:1
  • 83,000 living alumni
  • Founded in 1873
  • Estimated annual cost, including tuition, room and board, books and fees, is $48,530.

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