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Degrees & Programs

All degree plans currently offered at Tarleton in Fort Worth will transition with the move to the new campus on Chisholm Trail Parkway; however, classes for the bachelor’s of social work and RN to bachelor’s of nursing programs will take place at Tarrant County College locations.

Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician students will meet for class lectures at TCC, too, but continue to use the state-of-the-art labs at the Richard C. Shaffer Building on Enderly Place.

 View all Fort Worth Degrees, Programs, and Locations

New Campus, New Opportunities

Tarleton has been part of the Fort Worth community for more than 40 years. And with the opening of the first building on our stunning new 80-acre campus, we're setting the stage for an even brighter future.

About Building I

Located at 10850 Texan Rider Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76036

The first building is a three-story, 76,000-square-foot, multipurpose academic facility that is hard to miss from the Chisholm Trail Parkway, sitting at the highest point of the 80 acres donated by Walton Development. In addition to innovative learning areas, common gathering spaces, offices and a large event area, the $41 million facility boasts a convenient one-stop shop for student support services and a counseling center.

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Building One of Forth Worth campus

Projected Timeline

Hickman Building

40 Years In The Making

In August 2019 Tarleton Fort Worth will move its operations from the Hickman Building on Camp Bowie Boulevard to the first building of its permanent home along Chisholm Trail Parkway

Our history in Fort Worth dates to the 1970s when the C.C. Terrell Memorial School of Medical Technology asked us to assume its operations. We admitted the first class of eight students in 1978.

After outgrowing the original building on West Myrtle Street, Tarleton moved in the '90s to Enderly Place in Fort Worth's Medical District. In 2006 we rented most of the Hickman Building, becoming the first state-support school in Fort Worth to offer bachelor's degrees. 

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Major Milestones

Grand opening celebration

Ribbon cutting officially opens Tarleton's planned Fort Worth campus

Aug. 1, 2019

President F. Dominic Dottavio welcomes community leaders, legislators and guests to the official opening of the first building of the university's permanent Fort Worth campus. Classes begin Aug. 26.

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Tarleton fort worth groundbreaking

Tarleton Celebrates Construction Milestone for First Building

Oct. 12, 2018

Tarleton’s new home in Fort Worth achieves a milestone when contractors, school officials, legislators and architects celebrate the midpoint of construction.

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Professor with students

Tarleton Breaks Ground on First Building in Fort Worth

Feb. 27, 2018

Tarleton breaks ground for the first building of its planned campus on 80 acres along Chisholm Trail Parkway. Read the news release or watch coverage on FOX 4.

View recap video (College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences)
Texas A&M University

A&M System Regents Give Final Approval for First-Phase of New Campus

Oct. 19, 2017

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approve final construction plans and an almost $41 million budget for the first phase of Tarleton’s planned Fort Worth campus.

Read the news release (College of Business Administration)
Teacher in classroom with her students

Legislature Approves Funding for First Building

June 17, 2015

The Texas Legislature approves funding for the first building of Tarleton’s planned campus in southwest Fort Worth along the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

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Dr. Dottatavio announcing plans for Fort Worth in front of Sundance Square mural

Tarleton Announces Plans for new Fort Worth Campus

Dec. 8, 2014

In a ceremony in downtown Fort Worth on Dec. 8, 2014, Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio announces a gift of 80 acres by the Walton Group for a new campus along the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Read the news release (College of Liberal and Fine Arts)

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