With close proximity to Dallas, Mesquite, Texas offers a taste of both suburban and rural living. Approximately 144,416 residents made their homes in Mesquite in 2014, many of which commute to Dallas for work. Key industries in the area include defense, construction, financial services, and information technology.
Visitors and residents alike will enjoy the Mesquite area's sporting venues, festivals, and outdoor areas. If anything, Mesquite is known as a family-friendly area perfect for singles, young and growing families, and retirees.
Since Mesquite is a suburb of Dallas, the city is able to draw on a larger population of potential students. Therefore, the area is home to six institutions of higher education on its own. Collectively, these colleges and schools enrolled 15,765 students in 2014.
Carrington College of Mesquite focuses on preparing students for careers in health care. With an enrollment of 270 in 2014, Carrington offered programs in medical assisting, pharmacy technology, registered nursing, dental assisting, and medical billing and coding at their Mesquite campus. Additional programs are available online.
Eastfield College is a two-year school that offers an array of learning opportunities for career-ready students. With 15,112 students in 2014, it was also the area's biggest school. Some of Eastfield's most popular programs are in fields like computer science, child development, and digital media.
With a student population of 51 in 2014, Hands on Therapy offers programs in massage therapy and esthetics. In addition to learning interpersonal skills, students learn advanced massage techniques that can help them build long-lasting, rewarding careers.
At Metroplex Beauty School, students can choose from programs in manicuring, cosmetology, or instructing. Enrollment was made up of 46 students in 2014, and each enjoyed small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of just 8:1.
National American University is a private, two-year school that offers undergraduate degrees in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. Approximately 203 students were enrolled at its Mesquite campus in 2014. Meanwhile, some of the school's most popular degree programs were in fields such as accounting, information technology, and nursing.
Being so close to Dallas, Mesquite offers employment in a wide range of career fields. Top employers in the area include United Parcel Service, Dallas Regional Medical Center, city government, and Sears. And while the median household income in Mesquite was $50,525 in 2013, the median housing value was just $110,600.
Approximately 144,416 inhabitants called the Mesquite area home in 2014 according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Through 2013, 18.2 percent of the adult population had a bachelor's degree, and 80.6 percent had a high school diploma or better. Further, 15.6 percent of the population was foreign-born in 2013.
If you love festivals and community events, Mesquite is the place to be. From rodeo showdowns to chili cook-offs and street fairs, Mesquite offers an endless stream of fun get-togethers for like-minded families and students.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|Eastfield College||15,029||At least 2 but less than 4 years||3,330||59|
|Metroplex Beauty School||N/A||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Hands on Therapy||53||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Carrington College-Mesquite||142||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||5|
|National American University-Mesquite||115||Four or more years||13,428||24|
|Regency Beauty Institute-Mesquite||N/A||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||N/A|
|Columbia College - Mesquite||N/A||(Not available)||N/A||N/A|