Did You Know?


Providing Transformational Education to DFW and Beyond

Dallas College launched more than 50 years ago with the establishment of El Centro Campus in the heart of downtown Dallas.

Its sole mission was to provide access to higher education to students from all walks of life in order to transform their lives and communities for the better.

Now, Dallas College, with seven campuses, serves 125,000 students annually, partners with dozens of ISDs, businesses and governmental entities throughout Dallas County and beyond to create pathways for students to complete their educational goals and create a vibrant, thriving economic center.

Below are just a few of the ways we’ve made an impact in the lives of our students and the communities in which they live.

A black female student holding a cell phone with the page title of Did You Know?

Dallas College began serving the community

Campuses and multiple centers serving all of dallas county

Number of ISDs we partner with

Students served each year


Student Support
We Help So Students Don’t Just Survive, They Thrive

Dallas College understands that students can’t thrive in either school or life if they don’t have the emotional, physical and mental support they need.

That’s why Dallas College has prioritized supplying the resources students need to live stable, successful lives.


Student Care Network

Whether it’s groceries, childcare, counseling or internet access, Dallas College has successfully helped thousands of students meet their essential needs to overcome the challenges of life and complete their educational goals.

Food Pantries and Clothing Boutiques open on all 7 campuses

given to provide students adequate housing 1

2.8M lbs.
of food Distributed to 51,000 families in partnership with North Texas Food Bank

counseling sessions provided to students 3

of students who received mental health services reenrolled 2

in-person health visits and telehealth appointments provided to students


Emergency Aid

Funding provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and the Dallas College Foundation 2

Pie chart: Emergency Aid provided to students for Fall 2020-Spring 2022
  • $5.9 Million for Childcare
  • $3.5 Million for Food
  • $8 Million for Housing
  • $4.8 Million for Learning Materials
  • $4.8 Million for Transportation
  • $1.4 Million for Tuition

Academics and Workforce
Pathway to a Higher Wage, Better Life, Greater Opportunities

Academic Degrees and Athletics Accomplishments

Dallas College thrives on its mission of making higher education accessible to all. This enables people from all walks of life to accomplish their educational goals – both in and out of the classroom – without taking on the heavy burden of substantial student debt. Students enjoy the vibrant culture on each of our seven campuses with access to faculty and staff who will support their efforts to advance their learning and their lives.


College and Career Readiness

29 Early College High School
15 T-STEM High Schools
41 P-TECHs
  • Early College High School students have the opportunity to earn an Associate degree free of charge while they earn a high school diploma.
  • T-STEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academies focus on instruction in science and math-related subjects.
  • P-TECHs allow students to earn a high school diploma and an Associate degree simultaneously while gaining relevant work experience with 95 industry partners.

230.5K College Credit Hours
earned by dual credit students 1
(Nearly 30,000 dual credit students from almost 200 high schools earned)



12,136 Total Credentials Awarded 3

1,799 Associate Degrees and 559 Certificates
were awarded to dual credit students 2

21,014 Students Transferred
to 4-year colleges or universities 3

Dallas College Athletics icons

North Lake Blazers

  • Won the men’s NJCAA Division III basketball championship in 2022

Brookhaven Lady Bears

  • Won the women’s NJCAA Division III soccer championship in 2021.
  • This championship was their third championship win in 5 years!

Richland Thunderducks

  • Men’s soccer team won its fourth NJCAA Men’s Soccer Division III championship in a row in 2021.
  • They are the only team to ever win four consecutive titles!

Student Demographics

BIPOC Students

Pie chart: 77.34% of our student population identify as black or indigenous people of color

Black, indigenous and people of color

77.34% of our student population identify as Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC)

First-Generation Students

Pie chart: 33% of our students are first-generation college students

First-generation college students

33% of our students are first-generation college students


Workforce Programs

Dallas College drives workforce and economic development through programs, services and relationships that align with the identified needs of business, industry and community. We work to be the strategic driver of uncommon solutions and deliverables by utilizing the talents of extraordinary people, tools and ideas. Whether students are looking for a degree, credential or career development, Dallas College has a pathway that will provide a way for them to meet their educational goals.


individuals trained for over 250 local companies since Sept. 2021


small businesses trained and advised


Local small businesses provided students with internship opportunities


apprentices trained 281,449 hours with 25+ industry partners 4


Economic Impact
We’re Stronger Together

When students succeed, both academically and economically, so do their families, neighborhoods and communities.

Dallas College is keenly focused on keeping Dallas County vibrant, growing and economically viable for current and future generations through providing access to high-quality learning environments.

The Dallas College 40-year return on investment (ROI) is approximately $900,000 for an associate degree and over $700,000 for a certificate.

American Association of Community College Expanding Community College Apprenticeships expanded its apprenticeship program to allow Dallas College to train 543 apprentices, superceding requirements to 121% of the deliverable through 20,064 training hours and using $419,710. Dallas College trained apprentices in Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, and Services industries to build a more skilled and diverse workforce and expanded career pathways and options.

40-year return on investment for an associate degree

annual contribution to the Dallas County economy

awarded in scholarships to 5,600 students in the last year

received from 103 currently active grants

received in grants in the last year

grant received from U.S. Dept. of Labor for workforce training and upskilling program


Providing Equal Access to Business Opportunities

Dallas College strives to create a fair and equitable marketplace by providing equal access to business opportunities for all suppliers. Investing in the community promotes innovation, drives competition and celebrates culture and community.

Projects such as the Dallas College Facilities Improvement Plan and new construction projects on campuses, have generated new business for suppliers across the community.

$47.2M (29.2% of Products and Services Cost)

Dallas College overall spend including the Facilities Improvement Plan

$12M (47.9% of Project Cost)

To Diverse Suppliers for New Construction


Business We Serve:

  • Minority-owned business
  • Woman-owned business
  • Disadvantaged business
  • Small business
  • Veteran-owned business
  • Historically underutilized business
  • LGBTQ+ owned business

Dallas College Recognitions

We’d like to express our humble gratitude for the recognition and support we’ve received from local, state and national organizations for our work in higher education. See below for a list of commendations given to our faculty, teams, programs and departments, along with the overall institution for our effort in serving students in DFW and beyond.

Hispanic Serving Institutions logo

Among the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the U.S. (Source: Excelencia in Education)

Dallas Business Journal logo

Dallas College Board of Trustees honored with Dallas Business Journal 2022 Outstanding Directors Awards

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Dual Credit Success Coaching Team recognized with the 2022 TEXAAN Remarkable Advising Initiative Award

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Highways and Transit Subcommittee

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson recognized Dallas College in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Highways and Transit Subcommittee Hearing

 Texas Police Chiefs Association logo

Dallas College Police honored as a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program

STARS a progra of AASHE, Silver logo

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education honored Dallas College as the only 2-year college to achieve its Silver status designation

Phi Theta Kappa logo

Dr. Joe May, Chancellor Emeritus of Dallas College, honored with the Phi Theta Kappa Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Linda Braddy, president of Dallas College Brookhaven, honored with the Phi Theta Kappa Paragon Award


in Philanthropic Funding Awarded to support the School of Education


grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for internship and apprenticeship programs

  • 1. Fall 2020 to Spring 2022
  • 2. Fall 2021 to Spring 2022
  • 3. Fall 2020 to Spring 2021
  • 4. Fiscal Year 2021