Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 76129

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP
  4. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 191
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 2
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 11
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Clinical Nurse Leader Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - professional practice 10
Nurse Anesthetist Doctor's degree - professional practice 51
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 5
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Texas Christian University

Southwestern Adventist University
21.66 miles away
Dallas Nursing Institute
39 miles away
Baylor University
81.58 miles away
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
113.58 miles away
Abilene Christian University
137.55 miles away
Hardin-Simmons University
138.89 miles away
McMurry University
140.29 miles away
Southwestern University
144.33 miles away
LeTourneau University
154.09 miles away
Concordia University-Texas
160.46 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 630
SAT: Math540 to 650
SAT: Writing530 to 640
ACT Composite25 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$21,600
30k to 48k$21,078
48k to 75k$26,735
75k to 110k$34,011
Over 110k$42,722
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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

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