Texas Wesleyan University

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School Overview

Texas Wesleyan University is a coeducational, private, liberal arts university with its main campus located in the Polytechnic Heights Neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. However, it also has branch campuses in downtown Fort Worth and Burleson. It was founded in 1890 by the United Methodist Church.

Texas Wesleyan University is made up of five schools: the School of Education, Business, Arts and Letters, Law, and Natural & Social Sciences. The school offers 42 undergraduate majors, 3 doctoral programs, and 13 graduate programs. Among the most popular majors in the undergraduate programs are business, psychology, and education.

General Information

Admission Office
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
(817) 531-4422
(800) 580-8980
Fax: (817) 531-7515

Contact: Holly Kiser
Director of Freshman Admissions
Main Address
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
(817) 531-4444


Total undergrads: 1,708
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 206
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,488
Graduate enrollment: 683

Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 63%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $15,775 $16,730 $17,760 $18,710 +5.35%
Books and Supplies $928 $1,020 $1,020 $1,052 +3.14%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,300 $6,550 $6,656 $6,687 +0.47%
Other $2,799 $2,862 $2,934 $3,123 +6.44%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,200 $5,650 $5,756 $6,750 +17.27%
Other $2,799 $2,862 $2,934 $3,123 +6.44%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $25,802 $27,162 $28,370 $29,572 +4.24%
In-state Off Campus $25,702 $26,262 $27,470 $29,635 +7.88%
In-state with Family $16,703 $17,750 $18,780 $19,762 +5.23%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $10,362
In-state Student Fees $1,158
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,362
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,158

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 198 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 198 99% $2,102,574 $10,619
• Federal grants 89 44% $376,189 $4,227
• Pell grants 89 44% $284,039 $3,191
• Other federal grants 89 44% $92,150 $1,035
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 118 59% $350,663 $2,972
Institutional scholarships or grants 190 95% $1,375,722 $7,241
Student loan financial aid 129 64% $847,890 $6,573
• Federal student loans 129 64% $768,401 $5,957
• Other student loans 10 5% $79,489 $7,949

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 315 213 231
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8
Biology/biological Sciences, General 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 60 11
Accounting 6 3
Business Administration and Management, General 21 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/managerial Economics
Finance, General 11
Management Information Systems, General 1
Management Science 10
Marketing/marketing Management, General 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 17
Advertising 14
Journalism 1
Radio and Television 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
Computer Science 3
Education 49 51
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 20 1
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other 5
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General 24 37
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
History Teacher Education 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Reading Teacher Education 4
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 4
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
English Language and Literature/letters 5
Creative Writing 1
English Language and Literature, General 2
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 1 112
Athletic Training/trainer 1
Health Services Administration 2
Nurse Anesthetist 110
History 6
History, General 6
Legal Studies, General 13 231
Law 231
Legal Assistant/paralegal 4
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Pre-law Studies 9
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics, General 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 46
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 46
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 18
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 18
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Physical Sciences 1
Chemistry, General 1
Psychology 43 39
Counseling Psychology 22
Family Psychology 1
Industrial and organizational Psychology 5
Psychology, General 38
School Psychology 16
Social Sciences 30
International Relations and Affairs 5
Political Science and Government, General 7
Sociology 18
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Art/art Studies, General
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
Music, General 4
Theatre/theatre Arts Management 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Information Processing/Data Entry B
International Marketing B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B
Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Criminal justice B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 912
Percent Admitted: 52%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 35%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 440 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 460 (25th Percentile)
  • 560 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 418 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Texas Wesleyan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (817) 531-4444
Website: www.txwes.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://txwes.edu/admissions/pre-app/
Address: 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,276
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 35%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,033 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $31,816
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,816
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,654

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Texas Wesleyan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Texas Wesleyan University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 882
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 121
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 131
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 37154

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Texas Wesleyan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $31,816
Out-of-state $31,816
Books and supplies $2,032

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,586
Out-of-state $16,586

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 296 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 296 100% $20,654
Student loan aid 186 63% $9,025

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,361 94% $18,970
Federal student loans 869 60% $9,272

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Texas Wesleyan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Texas Wesleyan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,337 1,526 1,811
Percent admitted 100% 43% 42%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Texas Wesleyan University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,276
Undergraduate enrollment 1,494
Graduate enrollment 782

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Texas Wesleyan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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