Quick Facts

TCU and the DFW Metroplex


  • TCU and its hometown have enjoyed a century of partnership since the University moved to Fort Worth from its Waco campus in 1910.
  • A new urban village is blossoming in the neighborhood south of campus. TCU is a key partner in the Berry Street Initiative, which is fostering this change.
  • TCU has helped to make college a reality for more than 6,000 first-generation/low-income students across the Metroplex through College Access programs, which include TCU Community Scholars.
  • With events like the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, the PianoTexas International Academy & Festival and the Schieffer Symposium in Journalism, TCU is an anchor in the cultural life of North Texas.
  • In the summer, the University opens the campus to 60,000 participants in TCU-sponsored camps, conferences and other community events.
  • TCU is developing innovative solutions to critical health care needs with initiatives such as the Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research, the nurse anesthesia program and a doctorate in nursing practice.
  • The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education, which works with hundreds of K-12 teachers and students, is helping create a national model for teaching of science and mathematics.

Point of pride:

The DFW Metroplex is one of the top areas in the country for finding internships and jobs after graduation. TCU Career Services, the Alumni Association’s National Networking Nights and career-related webinars help to hone Horned Frogs’ interviewing and networking skills.