When picking a college or university, Fort Worth students can choose from among the several public or private colleges located right in the city, or one of the nearby universities. This article uses data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare traditional schools and help inform students of their options.
Closest Schools to Fort Worth, Texas
Many of the closest schools to Fort Worth are private institutions. A handful of the nearby schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- Tarrant County College District (located downtown)
- Texas Wesleyan University (3.9 miles from downtown)
- Texas Christian University (4 miles from downtown)
- The University of Texas at Arlington (10.4 miles from downtown)
- North Lake College (21.5 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Fort Worth, Texas
The majority of the larger institutions in the Fort Worth area are 2-year or 4-year public schools. The Fort Worth area offers a large range of student populations (less than 100 students to more than 10,000 students) for students trying to find the right size school for them.
- Tarrant County College District (50,595 students)
- The University of Texas at Arlington (39,740 students)
- North Lake College (10,744 students)
- Texas Christian University (10,033 students)
- Mountain View College (8,950 students)
Lowest Net Price
The NCES determines a college's net cost by subtracting the average amount of government or institutional aid full-time undergrad students receive from the total cost of attending the college. Costs for traditional colleges in the Fort Worth, TX, area range from about $3,700 to around $31,000 for 2014-2015.
- Mountain View College ($3,696)
- North Lake College ($4,772)
- Tarrant County College District ($5,633)
- The University of Texas at Arlington ($11,742)
- Brown Mackie College-Dallas ($18,801)
Highest Graduation Rate
A college's graduation rate is often seen as reflective of its success in educating students and can be an important factor in helping students choose which college to attend. The graduation rates that the NCES reports are based on the number of full-time undergrad students who graduated within 150% of the 'normal time' it takes to complete a program (e.g., six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate degree). The schools below have the highest graduation rates among traditional colleges in the Fort Worth area for 2015.
- Texas Christian University (76% graduation rate)
- University of Dallas (70% graduation rate)
- The University of Texas at Arlington (46% graduation rate)
- Texas Wesleyan University (36% graduation rate)
- ITT Technical Institute - Arlington (27% graduation rate)
The Fort Worth, TX, area offers a wide variety of 2-year and 4-year public and private institutions that have a wide range of locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates to meet a student's needs.