Quick Facts

Bob Schieffer College of Communication


  • TCU Forensics won a national trophy for impromptu speaking, hosted the Irish national debate team and commemorated the 80th anniversary of the first interracial college debate in the South. The 2007 Denzel Washington movie The Great Debaters told the story of Wiley College debaters’ success despite racism that banned them from most colleges, except TCU, which was the one Southern college that invited Wiley to debate in 1935 and hosted it again in 2015.
  • Students take summer study-abroad courses in such countries as Australia, England, Italy, Panama and New Zealand.
  • Strategic Communication offers a 4-1 combined bachelor’s and master’s program.
  • Film, Television and Digital Media houses HD studios, soundstages, audio and video editing suites, a film library, radio station KTCU, and a sports broadcasting program where students work on 50 television broadcasts and video board productions yearly.
  • TCU 360 is the multimedia website where students produce news and information.
  • Roxo, the student-driven public relations and advertising agency, won three national Zenith Awards for client work.
  • Strategic Communication students won the American Advertising Federation’s national award for most promising multicultural student, the National Association of Press Women’s writing award and the National Student Advertising Competition’s award for professionalism.
  • Journalism students won 20 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards and three first-place Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards.
  • The college is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network journalist Bob Schieffer. Each spring, he brings national media figures to campus for the Schieffer Symposium on the News. In 2015, symposium panelists included Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, the Oprah Magazine, and CBS foreign correspondent Holly Williams. Schieffer used the TCU stage to announce his 2015 retirement from hosting Face the Nation.

Point of pride:

The Communication Studies faculty rank No. 1 nationally in research productivity for master’s degree-granting programs.