Texas Christian University
Established in 1873, Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private institution in Fort Worth, Texas. The campus is about three to four miles from the downtown area of Fort Worth. Most of the academic buildings and residence halls are within walking distance and half of the students live on campus. The university is structured into eight professional colleges and schools, offering 117 undergraduate majors and 62 master’s programs. The nursing programs are offered through the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. While nearly 25% of students major in business, education, and nursing are also popular choices.
Undergrad and graduate nursing programs are available at TCU. The school offers traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. The programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional and accelerated BSN tracks provide students with clinical experiences at various institutions and agencies located around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They also include access to simulation and practice labs in a high-tech facility. The accelerated program may be completed in 16 months if the prerequisites are met. The master’s program offers four specialty tracks including Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration, Nurse Educator, and Clinical Nurse Leader. The university also offers a variety of post-graduate certificates such as Oncology and certificates for the MSN specialty tracks.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students10,489|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
06/05/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1130 to 1330|
|ACT||25 to 30|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,890/credit|
|In State Students||$1,890/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,890/credit|
|In District Students||$1,555/credit|
|In State Students||$1,555/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,555/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of Texas Christian University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$3,861|
|State Grant & Scholarships||11%||$3,906|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||68%||$23,749|
|Federal Student Loans||28%||$5,390|
$35,363Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$25,811|
|$30,001 to $48,000$22,603|
|$48,001 to $75,000$29,552|
|$75,001 to $110,000$34,455|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.