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A Welcoming Community Is Part of Our Tradition
For 150 years, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts has welcomed every undergraduate
student who has come through Texas Christian University. As TCU’s oldest college,
we have a proud tradition of molding students into passionate leaders with the skills
to succeed in their chosen profession.
79 areas of study
8 languages taught
What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree? Anything.
Studies consistently show that those with liberal arts degrees fare better economically
over the long-term. At AddRan College, we give students the critical thinking, communication
and leadership skills to make them successful, regardless of chosen profession.
About Our Students
15% of TCU's total student population (1,785 undergraduate and graduate students)
53/47 male/female split
Top three student home states outside Texas:
1. California 2. Colorado 3. Illinois
A wide variety of programs, from
Digital Culture & Data Analytics to Philosophy
Top three student countries outside the USA:
1. India 2. Vietnam 3. Panama
2/3 of classes with under 40 students
AddRan students post-graduation:*
58% enter the workplace 28% enroll in graduate school 3% join the military
AddRan graduates go on to work at companies like:*
AT&T JP Morgan Chase Goldman Sachs American Airlines Simpli.Fi
AddRan graduates attend graduate schools such as:*
Columbia University The American University of Paris University of Edinburgh University of Virginia
Liberal arts is the front porch of the university. AddRan really is the heart of TCU.”
Sonja S. Watson, Ph.D. Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Spanish AddRan Graduates Leading Their Fields
Digital Culture & Data Analytics:
TCU's fastest growing minor 92% growth since launching in 2017
No. 11 online criminal justice master's in the nation ( U.S. News & World Report)
100% career placement for students in “Make Your Major Work” class
26 AddRan Ambassadors serve as student leaders for peers
Taking on Modern Challenges Through a Liberal Arts Lens
Telling stories by marrying the liberal arts with the latest digital media technologies
Dedicated to discovering, preserving and promoting the history and culture of the
Lone Star State
Tackling pressing urban and metropolitan issues through research and education
Celebrating all languages and cultures to foster cross-cultural understanding
About Our Faculty
151 full-time faculty
57/43 male/female split
More than $400,000 in research funding awarded to AddRan departments from 06/01/2021 to 5/31/2022
Over $2 million in research funding proposals made by AddRan departments from 06/01/2021 to 5/31/2022
Excellence Inside & Outside the Classroom
Teachers & Scholars
TCU faculty members operate under the teacher-scholar model, an idea that holds that
undergraduate instruction is just as important as research. AddRan is home to teacher-scholars
who are leaders in their fields of study on a national and international level.
In 2019, AddRan teacher-scholars produced:
106 referred articles
55 book chapters
139 poems, book reviews and other creative works
Phi Beta Kappa
24 AddRan faculty are members of the TCU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, more than any
other TCU college or unit.
Expert on geographical data visualization using publicly available data
Expert on police-community relations through nonprofit collaborations
Named one of two inaugural National Archives Foundation Cokie Roberts Women’s History
Named one of the nation's foremost scholars on Black masculinity
Named 2021-2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellow
Winner of 2022 ISA Foreign Policy Analysis Section’s Distinguished Scholar Award
A new assistant professor of sociology, Edgar Campos, Ph.D.'s path to being a scholar of Latin America and a teacher was not the most direct one. The son of Mexican parents and growing up in California, Campos did not believe he would attend college, let alone become a professor.
Successful DEI Cluster Hire Initiative Brings Faculty With Unique, Cross-Disciplinary Experience to TCU
Religion and Philosophy Professors Want To Help Students Flourish Through Meditation and Mindfulness.
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*Student employment information is self-reported. Includes graduates from June 2020
to December 2021.