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Education

Building our intellectual capital

A prime attraction for relocating to Fort Worth is the high quality and ever-growing pool of employees. In addition, the area provides outstanding opportunities for education on all levels. Seven universities and colleges are located in the immediate area, as well as three K-12 ISDs in the Fort Worth city limits. Additionally, Tarrant County supports over 200 respected private schools.

Workforce Development
Education - K-12

Fort Worth offers a wide range of educational resources - from pre-kindergarten to graduate school - to students and their families. There are 20 school districts preparing tomorrow's workforce within Tarrant County's borders, the largest of which is Fort Worth ISD.

Take, for example, the most significant redesign of secondary education in the nation: the FWISD's Gold Seal Programs of Choice and Schools of Choice.  At the high school level, Choice programs provide an opportunity for students to graduate a step ahead for college and career – prepared to compete in our economy from Day One. Dynamic programs include studies as essential as education and law enforcement and span local powerhouses like petroleum engineering and aerospace science. Students then graduate high school with college credits, licenses/certifications and invaluable contacts and experience.

Strategic Pathways to Student Success

This pilot project leverages community and technical resources to help Fort Worth ISD students make informed choices about college and career directions. Spearheaded by the Chamber’s Quality Workforce Development Committee, this collective impact initiative is funded in part by TG of Round Rock, Texas.

A five-member, ethnically diverse volunteer task force spent more than 2000 hours developing the framework, and the Chamber functions as the “backbone organization,” providing overall strategic coherence and logistical/tactical support. Strategic Pathways to Student Success is a high tech and high touch blended approach to interacting with the target population of students, their counselors and their parents. The project will pilot in middle school, where according to Texas House Bill 5, students, parents and counselors must agree on a chosen career pathway for the student to pursue in high school.

More information on numerous area public school districts and private or charter schools is found on our Economic Development site and/or in our Member Directory.

Chamber Contact:
Dr. Cynthia Miller, Vice President Workforce Development
817-338-3360

Major Colleges & Universities

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Texas Woman's University

  • Ministerial training
  • Located in Fort Worth
  • Enrollment of 3,579
  • Public university
  • Located in Denton
  • Enrollment of 15,075

Tarleton State University
Fort Worth campus

University of North Texas

  • Public institution
  • Main campus located in Stephenville
  • Fort Worth Enrollment: 1800
  • Public university
  • Located in Denton
  • Enrollment of 36,216

Tarrant County College

University of North Texas
Health Science Center

  • Public institution
  • 5 locations in Fort Worth
  • Enrollment of 50,628
  • Public institution
  • Located in Fort Worth
  • Enrollment of 2,242

Texas Christian University

University of Texas at Arlington

  • Private university
  • Located in Fort Worth
  • Enrollment of 10,033

Texas Wesleyan University

  • Private university
  • Located in Fort Worth
  • Enrollment of 2,614