About Our Colleges
The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is one of the largest community college systems in Texas. Since 1965, DCCCD has served more than 1.5 million people. Its seven colleges educate and train more than 100,000 credit and continuing education students each semester.
DCCCD's seven independently accredited colleges include: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Dallas Colleges Online, a virtual campus, provides distance education for the seven colleges.
The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship in a rapidly changing local, national and world community by providing:
— The first two years of a bachelor's degree
— More than 100-high demand career programs
— Enrichment and certification classes
— Professors who are dedicated to student success, not a research grant
— Quality education at an affordable cost
Together, our colleges enroll more undergraduate (freshman and sophomore) students than any other college, university or community college system in the state.
Return on Investment
The seven colleges of DCCCD offer one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas, and the tax rate is 37th lowest among the state’s 50 community college systems.
They contribute significantly to the local economy and the quality of life. Taxpayers in North Texas see a rate of return in their investment of 8.2 percent from our colleges. Students also enjoy a 16.3 percent return on their investments of time and money. For every dollar students invest in their education, they receive a cumulative return of $5.50 in higher future income throughout their working careers.
Employees and instructional programs at our colleges achieve state and national recognition. Every year faculty members are awarded prestigious grants supporting their work, from Fulbright to National Science Foundation grants.
Students from the colleges of DCCCD contribute significantly to the local and state workforce beyond their education here.
Seventy-ﬁve percent of DCCCD students remain in Dallas County and 95% continue to live in Texas.
Students from our seven colleges receive recognition from Phi Theta Kappa, a collegiate international honor. Several have been named to All-USA Academic Teams by Phi Theta Kappa, the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today.
Every year, between 8,000 to 10,000 students transfer to universities to complete their studies.
Reflecting the demographics in Dallas County, the student population at all seven colleges of DCCCD is diverse: 37 percent Hispanic; 25 percent African American; 8 percent Asian; 25 percent Anglo; and 5 percent all others combined. Fifty-seven percent of DCCCD students are female and 42 percent are male.
To learn more about DCCCD, visit www.dcccd.edu.