Fast Facts

​​​​Who We Are

Since 1965, Dallas College has served and educated more than 3 million students. As one of the largest colleges in Texas, we work to transform lives and communities through higher education in a rapidly changing local, national and world community. We provide:

 
two-year and four-year degree programs, plus workforce-ready certificates
 
more than 100 high-demand career programs
 
enrichment and certification classes for a lifetime of learning
 
professors who are dedicated to students’ success, not a research grant
 
unparalleled quality at a tuition our students can afford
 

Dallas College, formerly the Dallas County Community College District, consists of seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.

 
 

Economic Impact

A study of the economic contribution of Texas community colleges has found that the college’s economic contribution to the Dallas County economy is about $204.1 million in net added income each year through payroll and operations spending.

 

Enrollment

Dallas College serves more than 83,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters.

 

Total Operating Budget

(Fiscal Year 2021-2022) More than $639 million, including unrestricted, auxiliary and restricted funds.

 
 

Enrollment Growth

150,613 students enrolled 2020-2021

 
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Hispanic38.18%40.70%42.76%43.25%
Black19.18%19.43%19.50%19.81%
Asian8.4%8.66%8.69%8.52%
White23.20%20.91%19.70%19.54%
All Others11.14%10.31%9.34%8.88%

Diversity

Our diverse student population mirrors the faces of the Dallas County community with 37% Hispanic, 25% Black, 8% Asian, and 25% White.

We also encourage diversity among our vendors through our Business Diversity Program.

                                                                                                            
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                             

Our diverse student population mirrors the faces of the Dallas County community with 37% Hispanic, 25% Black, 8% Asian, and 25% White.

 

Education For All

 
54,400gen z
 
68,537millenials
 
22,477gen x
 
4,626baby boomers
 
573mature
 
 
 
30,277pell eligible students
 
 
3,948veterans

Early College Pathways

29,000Early College Pathway students, 29% of all Dallas College enrollments
2,000credentials awarded to dual credit students in 2020, 1,619 from ECHS and P-TECHs
72%completion rate of DISD Seniors enrolled in Early College pathways vs. 13% of 2009 DISD graduates in original 8 P-TECHs
15,982Approximate students have enrolled in higher education from our four Dallas County cohorts

2016-2021 Success Rate of Early College HS and Dual-Credit Program led to RAPID EXPANSION to Quickly Impact More Students

All stats are for the 2020-2021 academic year, unless otherwise noted.