Richland College

Richland College

Founded in 1972, Richland College is a community college located in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. It is a part of the Dallas County Community College District. The college enrolls more than 10,000 students every term and the campus is spread across 155 acres. Richland College offers a wide variety of certificates and associates degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • Academic Enrichment Programs
  • School of Business and Information Technology
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Ethnic Studies, Social Science & Physical Education
  • School of Human and Academic Development
  • School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
  • School of Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions
  • School of Teacher Preparation
  • School of World Languages, Cultures, and Communications

The official mascot of Richland College is the Thunderduck, and their sports teams are known as the Thunderducks.

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Contacting Richland College

Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd
Dallas , TX 75243-2199
General Phone: (972) 238-6106

Richland College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts672general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management123business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, international business, MIS
Computer Science and Engineering61computer programming, data processing tech, computer science, web design, computer networking, computer security
Landscaping and Horticulture40applied horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Office and Administration39executive secretary, receptionist, office data entry
Real Estate and Construction Management26real estate
Engineering Technician22electronics tech
Education and Teaching15education, teacher aide
Hospitality5travel services
Media4communication studies

Number of programs and degrees for Richland College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19920
Associate's degree81526

Richland College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Richland College had a total enrollment of 15,311 students (9,668 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 19%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 14%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 20%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Richland College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 47 %

Richland College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dallas, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Richland College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Richland College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 850400)

Richland College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7769

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year77$67,96869$61,339
All faculty totalacademic year77$67,96869$61,339

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Richland College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

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Richland College Highlights

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What Sets Richland College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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