Fort Worth, TX

People talk in front of a restaurant in the Stockyards Historic District in Fort Worth, Texas, USA in the evening.

Though neighboring Dallas gets more of the national spotlight, Fort Worth’s population topped 950,000 in 2020, making it the 13th-largest city in the U.S. and providing college students with plenty of things to do in their free time. 

The city began as a center for the cattle trade and continues to embrace its Western heritage and design even as it grows into a thriving city full of arts and museums, and is a hub for piano players as well, hosting the Kimbell Art Museum and the Van Cliburn International Piano competition every year. 

Universities in Fort Worth, TX

Given its size, it’s probably no surprise that Fort Worth, TX is home to several colleges and 4-year universities. The University of Texas has a campus in Fort Worth, and Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan College are also large schools, though private. 

Community Colleges in Fort Worth

Forth Worth also has several options for a 2-year degree and certificate programs. Tarrant County College, Fisher More, Remington College, Brightwood College, and the Art Institute of Fort Worth all offer shorter programs to college students in Fort Worth.  

Get to Know Fort Worth, TX

Cattle drive at cattle station in Texas

The population is spread out in Fort Worth and feels like less of a city than several places in Texas (and beyond) that may have a higher total population. It’s easy to relax, public transportation is solid, and for travelers, the Dallas-Fort Worth airport is one of the biggest in the nation.

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