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TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work for with special designation as an elite Honor Roll institution.

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For 10 consecutive years, Texas Christian University was recognized as one of the Great Colleges to Work For® with special designation as an elite Honor Roll institution. TCU has been one of 79 institutions recognized, and one of 42 represented on the Honor Roll as being standouts among similarly-sized institutions.

TCU is known for its culture of caring and connection for students. This culture is shared by faculty and staff  too. In the classroom when teaching, in co-curricular activities when advising, in athletics when coaching and campus-wide when working. The TCU faculty and staff are essential to what makes this university great, and hiring the right person to join our Horned Frog Family is essential. If you share this vision and purpose, join us by applying for the TCU employment opportunity that's right for you.

9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students
8 schools and colleges
Founded in 1873

About TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The university includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new Burnett School of Medicine. Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The university has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree.  

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative tied directly to our university mission and vision. This year, TCU’s actions were approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum, creating a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. TCU’s core values and our ongoing commitment to building a comprehensive DEI strategy have earned us the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for three successive years.

Annual Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report
Texas Christian University’s Annual Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online at You may also request a paper copy from the TCU Police Department by calling 817-257-7930. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of crime statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in an off-campus building or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.