Data Share: Credit Hours, Labor Distribution, Enrollment, and Cost of Attendance at TCU

As the Provost, Chief Financial Officer, Graduate Studies Dean, and Board of Trustees gear up to arrange and approve a fiscal budget for the 2020-2021 academic year at Texas Christian University, the following information should weigh heavily in these discussions.

Below, I detail – through data provided by the TCU Office of Institutional Research – the various differences in relation to the credit hours generated per college at TCU.

Chart displaying the amount of credit hours per academic college at Texas Christian University from Fall 2015 through Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research

As the chart above denotes, here are the amount of course credit hours generated per academic college at TCU for the Fall 2019 as they are currently conceived at this point in the semester:

CollegeCredit Hours
College of Liberal Arts41,886.5
College of Communication10,753.0
College of Education5,783.0
College of Fine Arts14,917.5
College of Science & Engineering32,731.5
College of Nursing & Health Sciences15,761.0
John V. Roach Honors College1,248.0
Neeley School of Business25,809.5
School of Interdisciplinary Studies (new)2,768.0
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine (new)3,060.0

Between the years 2015 and 2019, here are the percentages of either increased (+) or decreased (-) number of credit hours generated per academic college at TCU, excluding the recently created School of Interdisciplinary Studies and School of Medicine:

CollegeChange in Credit Hours Generated
College of Liberal Arts + 8.66%
College of Communication – 1.89%
College of Education + 20.47%
College of Fine Arts + 4.78%
College of Science & Engineering + 4.11%
College of Nursing & Health Sciences + 2.55%
Neeley School of Business + 13.5%
University Total+ 9.15%

Graduate Enrollment by College

AddRan College of Liberal Arts Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
Bob Schieffer College of Communications Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
College of Education Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
College of Fine Arts Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
College of Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research
Neeley School of Business Graduate Enrollment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research

Department of English Graduate Enrollment Information

The following chart details the graduate enrollment data in the Department of English from Fall 2011 to Fall 2018. All information gathered via the TCU Office of Institutional Research.

Academic YearEnrollment Total
201150
201249
201352
201453
201553
201658
201760
201854

TCU Writing Program Distribution of Labor

GroupPercentage of Labor Distribution
Graduate Instructors27%
Doctoral Lecturers9.5%
Adjuncts17.5%
Lecturers30%
Instructors6.3%
WC Faculty3.1%
Faculty6.3%

TCU Undergraduate tuition and fees costs | from fall 2015 to fall 2019

Academic Year/Fall SemesterTuition and Fees
Fall 2015$40,720
Fall 2016$42,670 (+4.79%)
Fall 2017$44,760 (+4.90%)
Fall 2018$46,950 (+4.89%)
Fall 2019$49,250 (+4.90%)

How TCU Compares to Peer Institutions | based on current english department stipends (2018-2019)

InstitutionStipend Amount (if applicable)
Texas Christian University$20,000
Southern Methodist University$28,008
Rice University$26,000
Vanderbilt University$26,000
Baylor UniversityInformation unavailable.

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