Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys & Culture, has restaurants, museums, shopping and historical landmarks to entertain tourists and residents — including students. Budget-minded students attending colleges in Fort Worth can enjoy the quality of life here, not to mention the affordable neighborhoods, public transit and bike-sharing program. Students at Fort Worth colleges might want to consider education programs aligned with the city's top industries of government, education, and health care.
Fort Worth students can earn college credit while they are still in high school by successfully completing dual credit courses.
The Culinary School of Fort Worth offers a curriculum that includes basic and advanced techniques, baking and pastry classes, and kitchen management. Students can participate in externships with local bakeries, restaurants, hotels, food trucks and more.
The Fort Worth campus of the College of Health Care Professions offers training in a range of fields, including diagnostic medical sonography, massage therapy, and medical and dental assisting.
Tarrant County College has several locations in Fort Worth. Programs vary by campus, but students can find certificate and associate degree options in aviation, criminal justice, fire technology, electronics, HVAC, and more than a dozen healthcare-related areas.
There are two main universities in Fort Worth.
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University attracts a globally diverse student body. It was one of the first coed colleges in the Southwest. Every spring, hundreds of students and others in the TCU family dine together at a table that runs the length of the Campus Commons. This communal event allows participants to connect and learn more about one another.
Texas Wesleyan University keeps its campus small to protect its "Texas-sized" reputation and rich history. The school offers more than 40 areas of undergraduate study, plus dual-degree programs and several interdisciplinary majors. Online degree programs are also available.
Several universities in Fort Worth offer advanced degree programs.
Texas Christian University's graduate programs cover more than 90 areas of study. At the master's level, The Economist ranked TCU's MBA faculty the best in the world.
Texas Wesleyan University has graduate programs in business, counseling, education and nursing (anesthesia, nurse practitioner).
Advanced degree programs at Brite Divinity School cover theology and ministry. Some programs integrate business and social work.
At the University of North Texas Health Science Center, biomedical sciences is the most popular program at the master's level, while osteopathic medicine is a popular doctorate field.
To view a full list of higher education institutions in the state, see our Texas colleges page.