Texas Christian University

TCU’s story began in 1869 when brothers Addison and Randolph Clark dreamed of creating a college where men and women could acquire a classical education and develop character.
The Clarks were both Fort Worth-based minister-teachers. To distance their endeavor from the distractions of “Hell’s Half Acre”—where the cattle industry and the pending new railroad had stirred a boisterous culture—the brothers headed for the open prairie of nearby Thorp Spring. With just 13 students, they opened the doors of AddRan Male and Female College, one of the first co-ed institutions west of the Mississippi.

Available Programs

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Brass
  • Business Analytics

Texas Christian University Locations

  • Fort Worth, TX