Dallas Colleges and Schools

Students attending colleges in Dallas can enjoy the city's history, arts and culture — when they're not studying. The extensive public transit and bike systems make it easy to get around town. And, LinkedIn has ranked Dallas-Fort Worth in the top 10 U.S. cities for hiring recent college graduates.

To jump-start their college education, students in 18 Dallas schools can earn an industry certification or an associate degree while pursuing their high school diploma, through the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School initiative.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Dallas

Colleges in Dallas include the KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts, which offers degree programs in acting, filmmaking, and musical theater. Alumni include well-known performers such as Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and George Eades.

At the CCI Training Center students can earn career certificates in computer technology, medical and healthcare, business and accounting to start or enhance their careers. Courses are practical and hands-on, and the programs are streamlined.

Fun Facts about Dallas Colleges and Universities

Of the many colleges and universities in Dallas, here are a few standout schools:

University of North Texas at Dallas sits on a hilltop, overlooking the downtown area. It's the only public, accredited four-year university in the city. Students can choose from a multitude of activities such as Greek life, and groups focused on specific professions, hobbies, or cultures.

Also on a hill overlooking the city is the 237-acre Southern Methodist University. Its unique Residential Commons system integrates the academic, social, and residential aspects of campus life.

Parker University specializes in healthcare business administration, chiropractic science, and health sciences (such as diagnostic equipment, massage therapy).

Graduate Schools in Dallas

The four-year Dallas colleges listed above also have graduate schools. Also noteworthy is the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where students study to become medical doctors, or pursue graduate degrees in research and other health professions.

Dallas Baptist University offers more than a hundred master's degree programs.

We also provide an extensive list of Texas Colleges, if you'd like to explore other higher education options in the state.


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Education Institutes in Dallas
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Dallas
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Dallas
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesPrograms Offered
Dallas Baptist University5,067Four or more years$27,480152
Dallas Christian College231Four or more years$18,73415
Dallas County Community College DistrictN/AAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/AN/A
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service111At least 2 but less than 4 years$11,8703
Dallas Theological Seminary2,369Four or more yearsN/A14
El Centro College10,797At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,33062
KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts142At least 2 but less than 4 years$16,6253
Wade College151Four or more years$13,6544
Mountain View College10,220At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,33047
Neilson Beauty College34Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Paul Quinn College519Four or more years$8,49524
Richland College18,794At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,33053
Southern Methodist University11,789Four or more years$52,498200
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2,238Four or more yearsN/A38
Parker University1,263Four or more years$15,56413
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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