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...

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This is my first year at UTD and I am learning so much more than I ever did in High School. The teachers are wonderful and are always willing to work with you on any problem. The are numerous tutor programs that are usually free to help you whenever...

” – Lindsay 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...

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This school makes me work so much harder than I ever did in high school, and thats a good thing. Working at this level allows me to get a feel for how hard I'm going to have to work in the real world after I graduate from here.

” – Anthony from Plano, 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...

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SMU is a wonderful school academically. I loved all of my professors, and they were mostly all amiable. They all had an interest in every student's personal achievement and progress. The professors all have office hours for extra help and are more...

” – Allison from Tyler, 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...

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This school is a great place to get your basic classes and more out of the way before transferring to an University. All of the teachers I have met really try to help you succeed in college. Not only are the teachers great, but it is in a safe...

” – Geovanna from Rowlett, 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...

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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...

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my professors are all so knowledgable, and passionate about what they teach!

” – Reagan from Garland, 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...

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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...

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I never realized how unhelpful high school teacher were. They really just taught to the TAKS test. At Richland the teachers took time to explain themselves if anyone was confused. They told stories to help the class relate things to real life, and...

” – Samantha from Rowlett, 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...

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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...

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The teachers at Eastfield are all really nice people, and most of them are really good professors, but I feel like I'm just learning the same things I did in high school. The classes are simplified that there is little to no challenge.

” – Vicky 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...

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My first thoughts and impressions of MVC is that being at an atmosphere such as this is a blessing and an awesome experience. Being around these dedicated and very interesting students and teachers is something of a complete and enjoying experience...

” – Alex 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...

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Good and kind professors. Affordable Courses. Nice and beautiful campus.

” – Osayamen from Carrollton, TX

Dallas 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 in an...

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...

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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...

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a leading Christian institution in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. SAGU offers more than 70 undergrad and graduate degrees - helping students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit...

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a great Christian Faith based University. I am majoring in Children and Family Ministries and I have learned so much in the past year from my professors and also have been involved in outreach...

” – Melissa from Waxahachie, 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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Arlington Baptist University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Texas. ABC is home to the World Baptist Fellowship, and thusly offers a number of degrees in biblical subjects. Residential students and students with...

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...

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...

Established in 1990, Bakke Graduate University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Dallas, Texas. BGU offers four degree programs including a Doctor of Ministry, a Doctor of Transformational Leadership, a Master of Arts in...

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...