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Dallas Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Dallas Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Dallas, Texas

There are at least 33 colleges in Dallas, listed and described below. These schools represent 52,181 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 36,003 full-time students, and a reported 4,648 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Richland College, Southern Methodist University, Mountain View College and El Centro College.

We also provide an extensive list of Texas Colleges.

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Lincoln Tech


Grand Prairie, TX

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Engineering and Architecture, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Everest College


Arlington, TX

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Texas Center for Massage Therapy


Richardson, TX; Arlington, TX

The Texas Center for Massage Therapy is a member of the Steiner Education Group, which is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner Leisure Limited operates more than 175 spas and salons on cruise ships and at resorts worldwide. Steiner spas recruit from the Steiner Education Group schools.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Irving, TX

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts


Austin, TX

You can fire up a new career with help from  Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts. We offer two programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts and pastry arts.

  • Program Categories: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

Argosy University


Dallas, TX

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master
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Dallas Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Central Texas Commercial College
9400 N Central Expy Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75231

  • Programs: administrative assistant, legal secretary, medical office assistant, word processing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 63 students, 51 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Dallas Barber & Stylist College
9357 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75243

  • Programs: barber, cosmetoloty instructor, personal grooming, hair styling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 96 students, 137 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
3909 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227-4314

  • Programs: funeral and mortuary
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 127 students, 204 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

El Centro College
801 Main
Dallas, TX 75202-3604

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, EMT paramedic, general studies, legal assistant, chef training, radiographer, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,680 students, 4,239 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Jones Beauty College
10909 Webb Chapel Rd
Dallas, TX 75229-3734

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 184 students, 128 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

MJ's Beauty Academy
3939 S Polk Ste 505
Dallas, TX 75224

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 44 students, 107 full-time equivalent.

Mountain View College
4849 W Illinois
Dallas, TX 75211-6599

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, criminal justice and safety, business management, accounting, drafting, interdisciplinary studies, business, electronics tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 7,009 students, 4,191 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Ogle School of Hair Design Dallas
6333 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 201
Dallas, TX 75214

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, personal grooming, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 222 students, 257 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

PCI Health Training Center
8101 John Carpenter Fwy
Dallas, TX 75247-4720

  • Programs: medical assistant, medical records admin, nursing assistant, mental and social health services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 495 students, 996 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75243-2199

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, accounting, business management, applied horticulture, real estate, office data entry, electronics tech, computer networking
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 15,311 students, 9,668 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Ronny J's Barber Styling
443 Bruton Terrace Center
Dallas, TX 75227

  • Programs: barber, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 84 students, 107 full-time equivalent.

Velma B's Beauty Academy
1511 S Ewing Ave.
Dallas, TX 75216

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 41 students, 76 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Wade College
1950 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 2026 INFOMART
Dallas, TX 75207

  • Programs: merchandising and sales, fashion design, interior design, graphic design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 252 students, 366 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 60 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Dallas with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211-9299

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, general studies, psychology, educational administration, communication studies, liberal arts and sciences, school counseling, religious education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 5,244 students, 4,047 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,543 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 471-585. Math: 482-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Dallas Christian College
2700 Christian Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75234-7299

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: pastoral counseling, elementary school teaching, bible studies, business, secondary teaching, diversity studies, psychology, teacher ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 358 students, 202 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 130 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 393-503. Math: 336-526. Writing: 396-541.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Dallas Nursing Institute
12170 N. Abrams Road Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75243

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 204 students, 249 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: ministry, religious education, bible studies, pastoral counseling, missionary studies, theological and ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,005 students, 688 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 469 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

K D Studio
2600 Stemmons Fwy Ste 117
Dallas, TX 75207

  • Programs: drama
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 102 students, 134 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Neilson Beauty College
416 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 50 students, 98 full-time equivalent.

Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Dallas, TX 75241

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: managerial economics, physical education teaching, sociology, biology, communication studies, accounting, corrections and criminal justice, history teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 567 students, 514 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 236 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 375-650. Math: 370-590. Writing: 385-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275-0221

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: finance, law, business management, economics, marketing, accounting, psychology, systems engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 10,829 students, 8,633 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,210 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 560-660. Math: 590-680. Writing: 560-660.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390-9096

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, human genetics, dietitian, orthotist/prosthetist, clinical psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,253 students, 1,275 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Duncanville Colleges 1 36,081 43  
Farmers Branch Colleges 1 27,508 11,059  
Grand Prairie Colleges 2 127,427 26  
Irving Colleges 7 191,615 12,901 740
Mesquite Colleges 2 124,523 10,735  
Richardson Colleges 5 91,802 14,556 3,950

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