Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 76129
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students10,489
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 177
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Master's degree 5 33
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1130 to 1330
ACT25 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,890/credit
In State Students$1,890/credit
Out of State Students$1,890/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,555/credit
In State Students$1,555/credit
Out of State Students$1,555/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $85,050 $85,050 $85,050
ADN 70 $132,300 $132,300 $132,300
BSN 125 $236,250 $236,250 $236,250
FNP 50 $77,750 $77,750 $77,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 11% $4,570
Other Federal Grant 2% $3,861
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $3,906
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 68% $23,749
Federal Student Loans 28% $5,390
Private Loans 11% $25,279


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$43,006

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Texas Christian University
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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