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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.
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79
areas of study

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8
languages taught

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15
departments

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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
15%
of TCU's total student population
(1,785 undergraduate and graduate students)

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53/47
male/female split

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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
to
Philosophy

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

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2/3
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:*
AT&T
JP Morgan Chase
Goldman Sachs
American Airlines
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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

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

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100%
career placement for students in “Make Your Major Work” class

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26
AddRan Ambassadors
serve as student leaders for peers

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Taking on Modern Challenges Through a Liberal Arts Lens

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Digital Expression

Telling stories by marrying the liberal arts with the latest digital media technologies

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Texas Studies

Dedicated to discovering, preserving and promoting the history and culture of the Lone Star State

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Urban Studies

Tackling pressing urban and metropolitan issues through research and education

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Languages and Cultures

Celebrating all languages and cultures to foster cross-cultural understanding

About Our Faculty

151
full-time faculty

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57/43
male/female split

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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

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:

  • 19 books
  • 106 referred articles
  • 55 book chapters
  • 139 poems, book reviews and other creative works
  • 258 presentations

Phi Beta Kappa

24 AddRan faculty are members of the TCU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, more than any other TCU college or unit.

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Faculty Highlights

Kyle Walker, Ph.D.

Kyle Walker, Ph.D.

Expert on geographical data visualization using publicly available data

Johnny Nhan, Ph.D.

Johnny Nhan, Ph.D.

Expert on police-community relations through nonprofit collaborations

Kara Dixon Vuic, Ph.D.

Kara Dixon Vuic, Ph.D.

Named one of two inaugural National Archives Foundation Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellows

Brandon Manning, Ph.D.

Brandon Manning, Ph.D.

Named one of the nation's foremost scholars on Black masculinity

Stacie McCormick, Ph.D.

Stacie McCormick, Ph.D.

Named 2021-2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellow

James M. Scott, Ph.D.

James M. Scott, Ph.D.

Winner of 2022 ISA Foreign Policy Analysis Section’s Distinguished Scholar Award

Our Stories

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked TCU No. 3 in the nation for 2024 Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs, a rise of seven spots from last year's ranking as No. 10. Since its creation in 2014, the online M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology Program has consistently been ranked among the nation's best.

TCU History Frogcast

Professor Kara Dixon Vuic's class produced and launched "History Frogcast," a nine-part series exploring the lives and impact of Horned Frogs during periods of conflict in American history.

New AddRan faculty 2023

AddRan College of Liberal Arts is proud to recognize our newest faculty members. As we continue celebrating TCU's 150th anniversary, AddRan's faculty continue to prove that the liberal arts form the core of education at TCU.

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