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...

“…Before I came, here I wasn't sure what to expect. In all honesty, I thought I'd only be learning things pertinent to my major. But it turns out that the prerequisite learning itself opens up opportunities in other fields. Although I am on the track...” – Perry from Cypress, 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 has one of the best Nursing programs in the state of Texas and the nation as well.” – Allison from Burleson, 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...

“…My experience at SMU has been very rewarding since it has open up for me many opportunities. After taking organic chemistry, I realized that I have a great passion for learning about how things happen at the atomic and molecular level. In addition, I...” – Sarah from Richardson, 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...

“…Excellent school! ” – Rebecca 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...

“…This University is definitely a challenge. You will learn to make connections between two or more subjects you're studying simultaneously, and can therefore more easily apply your knowledge to everyday life and your future career...UD is big on the...” – Amanda from Clint, 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...

“…Looks like a great place to be, and is perfect for pursuing my call to Ministry.” – David from Center, 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....

“… The classes are small so that is very benifical, the faculty are nice and treat you like family. You will learn a ton if you apply your self.” – Garry from Waunakee, WI

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...

“…The teacher's at Richland are usually great. I've had only 1 or 2 that weren't great. But almost all of them have been great.” – Christopher 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...

“…I thought when someone started college, they would just be considered as a number, even in a community college. But at El Centro I've had the pleasure to know teachers that really do care for your success and help you get to where you need to be. I...” – Melanie 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...

“…eastfield college is a wonderful school. it has really great teachers. also i am doing great in my classes. god bless eastfield. ” – jessica from Mesquite, 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...

“…Good and kind professors. Affordable Courses. Nice and beautiful campus. ” – Osayamen 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...

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...

“…Being there I have learned a lot from self-discipline to communication skills. ” – Evangelina from Ferris, TX

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...

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 a place with marvelous educators. Because it is a small school, it allows for a more personal relationship with professors and also more one on one time with the professor weather it be for personal, academic, or simple small talk. Never have...” – Briana from Rowlett, TX

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...

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...

The Dallas Nursing Institute is a nurse training academy in the Dallas metro area. DNI offers an Associate Degree in Nursing as well as Vocational Nursing and RN Transition programs. Additionally, DNI features an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

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...

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...

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...