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...

“…A growing university that is not given as much credit as it should get. Great campus and professors who care about their students. The opputunities are growing here everyday--it's a great time to be here. ” – Alyssa from Richardson, 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...

“…The campus of the University of Texas at Arlington is filled with culture and liveliness from student clubs to events. It has been growing, with new buildings and places added almost every year. The school is a beautiful sight to behold and I cannot...” – Vivian from Arlington, 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 offers the ideal balance of everything you'd want in a four-year college: great academics, a beautiful campus, and a place to become a true world-changer. The campus has a family-like atmosphere to it, with expert professors, huge opportunities,...” – Christopher from Dallas, TX

Collin College is a 2-year community college with campuses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Collin confers associate degrees and certificates in over 100 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete a core curriculum...

“…This college has an excellent faculty that genuinely cares for their students. The Honors program helps to unlock the potential of each student that is willing to work hard. The flexibility of scheduling makes it to where anyone can find classes that...” – steve from Mckinney, 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...

“…The University of Dallas is a wonderful school in so many ways. Its academics are phenomenal, its study abroad is breathtaking, and its religious community is solid. The University of Dallas is a family that is worth becoming a part of.” – James from San Antonio, 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...

“…DBU has been a stepping stone in my personal and spiritual life. I am not only getting a great education, I am at a university that helps guide each student as they transition away from home. It has been challenging and rewarding to work hard,...” – Hannah from Glen Rose, 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....

“…Great Physical Therapy program. GREAT softball coach & Program. Beautiful Campus.” – Chelsey from Lufkin, 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...

“…Richland College is a diverse community of students and faculty who are working to achieve a common goal of obtaining knowledge and using that knowledge out in the day to day world.” – Kassiopia from Dallas, 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 is a great school the teachers are friendly and the staff helps you with anything you need or want.” – Kameron 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...

“…Great Faculty.Great Students.Great Campus. ” – Fernando 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 a awesome community college to attend. They go out of their way to make your college experience a easy and wonderful experience. If you are wiling to learn the teachers will go out of the way to help you obtain and meet...” – Arelia from Cedar Hill, 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...

“…Its awesome! Brookhaven is one of the most know community college in Dallas Texas. It gives you just as much as you would get from a four year university, the professors and advisors are awesome they care for your future and well being! I highly...” – Rachel from Carrollton, 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...

“…North Lake College make it extremely simply to apply for admission and register for classes. Everybody from Financial Aid to Student Services are very helpful and nice. I would recommend this college to anyone who wishes to obtain thei Associates...” – Kristal from Irving, 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 veterinary technician program. I have learned a lot and still learning through their excellent instructor.” – S

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...

“…Over all I give my school a 4.3 out of 5 now this is pretty high, but if you have had the experience I have with Paul Quinn College you would understand why I feel this way. Its a big family themed school that is the biggest part of it that I admire....” – Dentrey from Long Beach, CA

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...

“…The best bible college that l would find here in Dallas. The vice president is so awesome! They care about you and they care about your spiritual life.” – Chabriel 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...

Established in 1987, Messenger College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Euless, Texas. MC offers a certificate, associate’s degree, and bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Counseling, each of...

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...