Irving Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Irving Colleges and Schools

Located in Northern Texas, the city of Irving encompasses an area of approximately 68 square miles. As the home to several premier institutions of higher education, Irving also features a high level of educational attainment and high standard of living. Meanwhile, Irving's 12 visual and performing arts groups, libraries, recreation centers, and three symphony orchestras keep the population entertained.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the city of Irving, Texas is home to eight separate institutions of higher education with a total enrollment of 17,871 students.

Colleges in Irving, Texas

University of Dallas

  • Tuition and fees: $34,430
  • Books and supplies: $1,200
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2008): 70%

The University of Dallas is a private not-for-profit university with an enrollment of 2,548 students. Their current roster of graduate and undergraduate degrees includes options in liberal arts, business and ministry, among other disciplines.

Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Fort Worth

  • Tuition and fees:
  • Books and supplies:
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2014): 63%

Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Universal Technical institute boasts an enrollment of 1,212 students. As a technical career college, they offer programs in a wide range of subjects devoted to automobile repair and maintenance.

Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology

  • Tuition and fees: $13,275
  • Books and supplies: $1,375
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2011): 50%

As a forward-thinking hair and beauty school, the Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology maintains its focus on preparing beauty professionals for real-world careers. Enrollment was comprised of 95 students in 2014, and degrees offered include cosmetology, makeup, manicuring and esthetics.

North Lake College

  • Tuition and fees (in district): $1,665
  • Books and supplies: $2,000
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2011): 11%, although 32% transferred to another school that year

North Lake College is a two-year institution with a focus on preparing students for quick entry into the workforce. Current enrollment includes approximately 10,744 students and educational options include disciplines like construction technology, liberal arts, math, science and nursing.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Dallas

  • Tuition and fees: $17,997
  • Books and supplies: $700
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2011): 43%

As a private, two-year school, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance prepares students for a wide range of careers in aviation and plane maintenance and repair. Approximately 359 students were enrolled in 2014, and a wide range of aviation maintenance certifications were offered.

Advanced Beauty College

  • Tuition and fees: $10,250
  • Books and supplies: $500
  • Graduation rate (Fall 2011): 69%

With an enrollment of 58 students, Advanced Beauty College in Irving prepares students for a wide range of beauty careers. Certificates and diplomas in cosmetology, hair, and skincare are offered.

Facts for Students of Irving Colleges


According to Irving data, the city is home to more than 8,500 businesses including the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies. At $50,778, the median household income for 2013 was healthy for a city its size. Meanwhile, low housing costs made living in Irving affordable. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median housing value in Irving was only $136,400 in 2013.


The city of Irving was home to 228,653 residents in 2013 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 33.5 percent of which were foreign born. Approximately 52.3 percent of Irving's population spoke a language other than English at home that year. Meanwhile, 34.1 percent of the city's adults ages 25-64 held a bachelor's degree in 2013, and 79.7 percent held a high school diploma.

Fun Facts for Online Learners

If you love being out on the town, Irving might just be the perfect place for you to live. Currently, the city boasts more than 150 restaurants and amazing golf courses and performance arts centers, and is seen as a destination for shopping and outdoor recreation.


  1. City of Irving, Official Website, http://cityofirving.org/
  2. City of Irving Fact Sheet, Irving, Texas, http://cityofirving.org/documentcenter/view/5137
  3. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=TX
  4. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, Irving, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4837000.html

Featured Colleges in the Irving Area (QuickSchools™)

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Lincoln Tech

Grand Prairie, TX

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

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

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

Texas Center for Massage Therapy

Arlington, TX; Richardson, 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
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Irving Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas
400 East Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

  • Programs: aircraft maintenance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 321 students, 328 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

International Beauty College Irving
2716 W. Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75061-4235

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 94 students, 121 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

North Lake College
5001 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038-3899

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, electrician, real estate, computer networking, business, accounting, data processing tech, radio and TV tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 9,835 students, 6,183 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. Member of a national athletic association.

Colleges in Irving with Selective Admissions

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

University of Dallas
1845 E Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062-4736

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, English, political science, theology, history, psychology, humanities, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,972 students, 2,327 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 740 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 560-680. Math: 550-650. Writing: 530-670.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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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.
Students Dorms
Arlington Colleges 11 332,969 26,273 4,451
Carrollton Colleges 3 109,576 413  
Dallas Colleges 39 1,188,580 53,149 4,648
Duncanville Colleges 1 36,081 43  
Farmers Branch Colleges 1 27,508 11,059  
Grand Prairie Colleges 2 127,427 26  

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