About the DCCCD Network

In 1965, the founding leaders of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and local supporters set out to establish a college district to help citizens gain better lives by providing world-class training and education.

Fast-forward 50 years later: DCCCD has grown from a single-building college campus to a network of seven colleges that has educated and trained more than 3 million people.You find many of these individuals in the workforce today, giving back not only to the local community but at a global level as well.

Contributing to the Local Economy

Our colleges are a good deal for business, taxpayers, students and society at large. A study of the economic contribution of Texas community colleges has found that the colleges’ economic contribution to the Dallas County economy is about $204.1 million in net added income each year through payroll and operations spending.

The Largest Provider of Undergraduate Education

DCCCD is the single-largest provider of undergraduate education in Dallas County, with more than 160,000 credit and continuing education students enrolled last year. At any given time, 4% of the 2.5 million residents of Dallas County are enrolled at DCCCD.

The DCCCD network is working to transform lives and communities through higher education. To ensure Dallas County is vibrant, growing and economically viable for future generations, we provide:

  • 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
  • Quality education at an affordable cost

Through the visionary leadership of Chancellor Dr. Joe May, the DCCCD is embarking on the next 50 years in The DCCCD Way:  preparing communities to succeed, helping businesses prosper, inspiring individuals to achieve, and ensuring a high quality of life for all.

Return on Investment

North Texas taxpayers' receive a 8.2% return on investment and DCCCD students' receive a 16.3% 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.

Our Students

Students from the colleges of DCCCD contribute significantly to the local and state workforce beyond their education here. 

DCCCD students' contribute to local and state workforce with 75% working in Dallas County and 95% in Texas

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. 


DCCCD Student Population is 25% white; 37% Hispanic; 25% African American; 8% Asian; 5% all others combined

Reflecting the demographics in Dallas County, the student population at all seven colleges of DCCCD is diverse: 37 percent Hispanic; 25 percent Black; 8 percent Asian; 25 percent white; and 5 percent all others combined. Fifty-seven percent of DCCCD students are female and 42 percent are male.


DCCCD Students are 57% Female and 42% Male

To learn more about DCCCD, visit dcccd.edu