Wall Street Journal Ranks TCU Second in Nation, First in Region for Student Engagement

(This article originally appeared in TCU This Week on April 9, 2018.)

TCU has been named No. 2 in the nation for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. This year marks the second consecutive year TCU has ranked at the top of the list. TCU also earned the top spot for student engagement in the south.

Photo of students on Founders Wall

TCU students around the Founder’s Wall (photo by Erin Little)

 Student engagement is one of four components of the overall ranking and is based primarily on a student survey to measure interactions with faculty and other students, the effectiveness of teaching and whether students would recommend their school.

“We take pride in the reports that vocalize our students’ positive experiences,” said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. “This ranking speaks directly to the university’s ongoing commitment to people and building relationships and our desire to foster a community where our members are supported, challenged and encouraged to be their best.”

The engagement experience for students begins with Frog Camp, where incoming freshmen get to know each other, along with faculty and staff, in a non-academic setting during the summer. The Frog First welcome program picks up where Frog Camp leaves off, followed by Frog Family Dinner, House Calls and Connection class, among others, as students get acclimated to TCU’s campus and culture. Read more about what makes TCU special in TCU Magazine.

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Top Colleges in the South for Student Engagement – WSJ[1]