Colleges in Dallas

Colleges in Dallas

In the heart of Texas, Dallas is the third most populous city in the state and home to 38 colleges within the metropolitan area. The economy of the city is diverse, with predominant sectors that include defense, financial services, and information technology. It is also a significant portion of what’s called the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a conglomerate of 13 counties that contain a quarter of Texas’ population, and makes it the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

Within Dallas city limits is the very selective University of Texas Southwestern Medical School within the UTS Medical Center, which is part of the UT system. The Texas Woman’s University, also part of the UTS Medical Center, is a nursing school at the Parkland Memorial Hospital. The city also hosts Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Criswell College, all of which have prominent religious affiliations. The only historically black university in the city is Paul Quinn College, a private institution founded in 1990. The first, and currently only, public university within Dallas city limits is the University of North Texas at Dallas, which was founded in 2000 as a branch campus. The Dallas County Community College District maintains seven campuses within Dallas and the Dallas area.

The Dallas metropolitan area includes five counties: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and Kaufman, and, between them all, there are a wide variety of institutions, including the University of Texas at Dallas. This high-research institution consistently makes national rankings and has a student population of more than 25,000 students. In the nearby suburbs is the University of Texas at Arlington, Tarleton State University, Dallas Christian College, and Arlington Baptist College, as well as Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Transportation within and around the Dallas and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are heavily dependent on automobiles. There are rail, bus, and HOV lanes provided by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority.


 

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Founded in 1961 by three Texas Instruments executives, the University of Texas at Dallas is a 4-year public institution in the Dallas metro area and a campus of the UT system. UT Dallas encompasses eight schools granting degrees in over 140 fields of...

“…I love UTD! This school is a small, tight-knit community with diverse backgrounds that keeps college life interesting. Once in, you are most likely to stay!” – Natasya from Plano, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington is a public research institution considered to have the "highest research activity" by Carnegie.  THe campus in the heart of North Texas and features 9 different schools and colleges, a Smart Hospital, Gallery at...

“…uta is perfect. it isn't to big or to small; it is growing and will soon be a pier 1 school. the academics are held on very high standards; 10 out of 10.” – Hilary from Garland, TX

The Southern Methodist University is a private research institution in Texas featuring a liberal arts curriculum. The Dallas campus provides more than 200 areas of study to choose from, along with the Locomotor Lab to address scientific questions on...

“…SMU is a small university in a big city. The beautiful campus is a welcoming place for students who want to get involved and meet people from around the country and world. SMU offers endless ways to get involved and Dallas is the perfect city for...” – Paige from Edmond, OK

Collin College is a community college with campuses in McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, Texas. The college is accredited to award associate degrees and professional certificates by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All students must...

“…the recent change in collin turning into a 4 year university has helped the university and student reach a higher level of education. it has made it possible to become more prepared to transfer into a larger state university such as utd. overall the...” – Ernesto Plano, Tx

The University of Dallas is a small, private Catholic institution based in Irving, Texas. The school offers programs in business, liberal arts, and ministry. A majority of students participate in study abroad programs and have traveled to places such...

“…UD is an extremely challenging university that will push you harder than you have ever been pushed. You will meet wonderful people and professors at this institution that will change your mentality and who you are as a person, as well as making great...” – Kim from Arlington, TX

Dallas Baptist University is a private Christian institution that features a “Christ-centered,” liberal arts curriculum with “selective” admissions. DBU operates three campuses around Texas in Dallas, Hurst, and Plano. A majority of students choose...

“…Dallas Baptist University is a university that puts values student leadership. From academics, to relationships with Christ, to the workers, faculty, and classes, Dallas Baptist University values each student and member and offers every possible way...” – CHRISTINA from Austin, TX

Calling Forth Worth, TX, home, Texas Wesleyan University is a 4-year institution founded in 1890 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university features 31 undergraduate majors and confers 7 types of degrees, bringing their “Smaller....

“…Texas Wesleyan is a school beyond words. Their small selection of students provides comfort, help, and fun for everybody. Texas Wesleyan has an amazing team that will help freshman along their first year in college.” – Jeaneth from Fort Worth, TX

Richland College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, Texas. While Richland offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, the school highlights its Media programs, such as the Journalism and Photography. The school...

“…a great college. i attended richland college directly out of high school in 1985, got sidetrack with marriage and starting a family, and now i am back. it is still the great professional college it was in 1985. ” – Sonya from Garland, TX

El Centro College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, Texas. The college is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Students attending ECC have a wide variety of choices...

“…el centro helps their students reach success. with great professors and a friendly staff, it is a great school to be part of. the tutors, mentors, and advisory staff there are always helpful.” – Abigail from Dallas, TX

Eastfield College is a public, 2-year institution established in Mesquite, Texas. The campus showcases award-winning architecture, multiple terraced areas, and a heated outdoor exercise pool among many other resources. For students interested in the...

“…The staff here are great,very courteous and caring towards all. The students are well behaved and the cleanliness of the school is an A+.” – Marcela from Dallas, TX

Mountain View College is a public, 2-year institution located in Dallas, Texas. The college offers both associate’s degrees and certificates, with their primary academic focus being the Applied Sciences. Students enrolling at MVC can apply for a...

“…mountain view college is affordable and has a quality about itself. this school holds a high expectation for all of it's students. this school even encourages every student to put their best foot forward.” – Edward from Dallas, TX

Brookhaven College is a public, 2-year institution established in Farmers Branch, Texas, and it is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. Brookhaven offers over 70 degree and certificate programs, which have been developed...

“…A diverse campus with many degree options. New science and health facilities offering accredited nursing program, EMS, radiology and a variety of other allied health careers. Faculty is stable and extremely dedicated to the success of their students....” – Carol from Duncanville, TX

North Lake College is a public, 2-year institution established in Irving, Texas, with satellite facilities in Coppell and Dallas. The college offers associate’s degree and certificate programs in over 50 fields of study, with many courses available...

“…the students and staff at north lake are all eager to lend a helping hand to those around them, no matter the circumstances. the campus is very clean and beautiful, and students feel welcome and relaxed as they walk around. the students are well...” – Shauna from Lewisville, TX

Cedar Valley College is a public, 2-year institution located in Lancaster, Texas. The college offers a wide variety of programs, with its primary focus being on its veterinary technology, performing arts, sustainability, and industrial technology...

“…Great instructors who respond quickly with questions. Are understanding to software errors and keep in contact with there students. Very impressed with the quality education I am receiving!” – Stephanie from Dayton, OH

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is a educational medical institution established in the city of Dallas. The university’s expansive campus includes three different schools and four hospital facilities. UT Southwestern is home to...

Paul Quinn College is a private and historically black liberal arts institution. It was founded by African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in 1872 and maintains close ties to the church today. It is a federally funded work college and a minority...

“…Paul Quinn College is acutually a very good college, everyone looks out for one another. the first day of registration I made a mistake concerning my dorms, and the president of Paul Quinn took care of it within the hour. Considering how nice not...” – Talisha from Dallas, TX

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a Christian institution in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. SAGU hosts colleges of Church Ministries, Business, and Music & Communication...

“…SAGU is wonderful because the Spirit of God shines on this campus. Ministry and Spiritual growth are priorities. The love of Christ holds the student body and faculty together.” – Darcie from Logan, UT

Featuring an educational model that combines traditional classroom approaches with hands-on ministry in area churches, The King’s University is an evangelical institution with a main campus in the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Affiliated with...

From its hilltop campus overlooking downtown, the University of North Texas at Dallas is a public university and the only 4-year institution of higher learning in the city of Dallas. UNT Dallas hosts colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, and...

“…UNT at Dallas allows a quality education at a fraction of the cost. The programs offered here will help you prepare for a career or grad schools! The flexibility of classes offered here make it easier to obtain your degree while employed. ” – Maria from Dallas, TX

Dallas Theological Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Texas, with satellite locations in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, San Antonio, and abroad. DTS offers master’s, certificate, and doctorate-level...

“…Dallas Theological Seminary is the best decision that I could have made in regards to graduate school. The campus is beautiful and the staff and professors are the best hands down. Everyone takes our motto to heart which is Teach truth, love well,...” – Kristal from Lewisville, TX

Based upon the principles of the Restoration Movement of the Christian church, Dallas Christian College is a 4-year institution featuring a curriculum centered around Biblical values. All DCC faculty are required to affirm the school’s Statement of...

“…It is a spiritual growing school that will change you as a person (positive). The school's environment welcomes new students and is very active volunteer and help your neighbor essence. If you are looking for a good Christian school to improve...” – Irvin from Dallas, TX

Parker University is a private, 4-year health education institution established in Dallas, Texas. The college offers academic programs in the Health Sciences that award both certificates and degrees ranging from associate to doctoral-level. Students...

Amberton University is a nondenominational Christian university in the Dallas suburbs. Amberton’s educational philosophy is rooted in Evangelical Christianity and the New Testament of The Bible is the foundation for AU’s seven bachelor’s degree...

“…I rate Amberton a 4 star university. I gave it only 4 stars because they do not accept FASFA but on all other levels they are a great school. The best part is that they have a deferred payment program.” – Pamela from Dallas, TX

Founded by the Churches of Christ, Southwestern Christian College is an institution in the Dallas metro area centered upon Christian living. Southwestern Christian offers a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies as well as two associate degrees in...

The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is a mortuary science training academy in east Dallas. The Dallas Institute offers associate degree in Funeral Service and Funeral Director academic programs on campus as well as online. To supplement their...

“…THE ART INSTITUTE OF DALLAS IS CONSIDERED AS THE TOP MOST COLLEGE IN TX.IN MILLIONS OF COLLEGES' DO NOT PREFER TO PAY 500 OR MORE DOLLARS FOR CLASSES AND COLLGE.I WILL RATE THIS UP TO 10 OF 10 AS 100%.” – Lacrecia from Dallas, TX

Established in 1970, Criswell College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Dallas, Texas. Criswell offers five majors at a bachelor’s degree level and five majors at a graduate degree level, as well as an associate’s degree program...

The Texas Career Institute is a healthcare vocational training academy in Dallas focused on adult students. TCI Dallas is home to training programs in nine medical and career-centered subject areas, several of which can be completed in four to six...

Remington College Dallas is a 2-year technical and vocational school and a campus of the Remington College system in the Dallas metroplex. The Dallas campus confers associate degrees and diplomas in 21 career-centered fields of study. Additionally,...

Remington College Fort Worth is a technical and vocational school and a DFW Metroplex-based campus of the Remington system. Remington Fort Worth confers associate degrees in seven career-centered fields of study and is home to nine diploma-granting...