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AddRan College of Liberal Arts

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This Is AddRan

Thorpe Springs

Comrades True
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.

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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

AddRan represents
of TCU's total student population
(1,785 undergraduate and graduate students)

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Top three student home states outside Texas:
1. California
2. Colorado
3. Illinois

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A wide variety of programs, from
Digital Culture & Data Analytics

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Top three student countries outside the USA:
1. India
2. Vietnam
3. Panama

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of classes with
under 40 students

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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:*
JP Morgan Chase
Goldman Sachs
American Airlines

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
growth since launching in 2017

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No. 11
online criminal justice master's in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report)

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career placement for students in “Make Your Major Work” class

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AddRan Ambassadors
serve as student leaders for peers

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About Our Faculty

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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

Our Stories

AddRan Ambassador - LFW Workshop

The AddRan Ambassadors learned about transforming conflict through a workshop by Leadership Fort Worth. This collaboration showcased the importance of continued partnerships between AddRan and community organizations.

Trinity Miles '24 recounts her time as an AddRan student and a TCU Showgirl during the historic 2022 TCU Football season.

Man of Two Nations Collage

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.

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    *Student employment information is self-reported. Includes graduates from June 2020 to December 2021.