Fort Worth, TX | February 28, 2012 10:06 AM | Print this story
The Chancellor noted that as the University looks toward its future, it must consider its academy of tomorrow and how it can become a truly great national university.
To move the University to the next level, the Board voted to improve the university’s academic profile and reputation by increasing the target SAT score to 1200 on a 1600-point scale and the target ACT score to 27 on a 36-point scale. To maintain the person-centered university, the board voted to maintain the 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and to strengthen targeted programs by making investments in personnel, program expansion, support, services and facilities. The university will initially focus on strengthening and meeting current demands of programs in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Neeley School of Business, Mary Couts Burnett Library, the TCU Energy Institute, and the John V. Roach Honors College.
Size and Balance
Regarding the ideal size and balance for TCU, the Board approved a targeted total enrollment ceiling of 10,000, with a mix of 8,500 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. Additionally, the board approved a balance for undergraduate students that would include 60 percent of undergraduates from Texas and 40 percent from out-of-state; a diverse student body reflective of society; and a 50/50 balance of undergraduate male and female students.
In order to create an optimal campus environment, the Board approved three main initiatives:
To share more about the decisions made at the recent Board meeting with the campus community, the Chancellor will host a town hall meeting March 7 at noon in the BLUU auditorium on campus.