Midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington colleges are well positioned for students who are planning for careers in business, technology, healthcare and education — as well as other fields — either in Arlington or in one of those two major cities. But Arlington has claims to fame in its own right, such as the booming film industry, Six Flags Over Texas theme park, the stadiums where the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys play, an impressive arts scene and much more.
Tarrant County College's Southeast Campus offers certificate and associate degree programs in hospitality management, culinary arts, dietetics and more.
Several other colleges in Arlington that offer targeted trade and vocational education programs that can help residents prepare for their careers. Some options include Arlington Dental Assistant School, the CCI Training Center and the Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology.
The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the largest schools in the state and more than 180 programs of study to choose from. A whopping 65 percent of alumni have chosen to settle in North Texas and bring their hard-earned skills to the table in Texas industries. Current students also can do their fair share of giving back to the community; volunteer hours each year for UT Arlington students typically top 680,000.
At Arlington Baptist University, students can pursue one of 18 bachelor's degree programs, with all courses informed with a Christian worldview. ABU's most popular programs are in pastoral studies and counseling. Distance education is also available. ABU also has several different women's and men's sports teams.
Both universities in Arlington offer advance degree programs.
UT Arlington's Office of Graduate Studies oversees over 100 master's and doctoral degree programs available through eight schools. Possibilities include programs in accounting, bioengineering, chemistry, civil engineering, marketing, history and many more.
At Arlington Baptist University, students can pursue advanced degree programs in education, divinity, and biblical and theological studies.
In addition to colleges in Arlington, Texas has many other options for students who want to pursue higher education. Check our Texas colleges page to see a full list.