About Dallas College

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 to over 50 years later: Dallas College has grown from a single-building college campus to a network of seven campuses 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 college is 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

Dallas College 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 Dallas College.

Dallas College 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 and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Education and Teaching 
  • 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. Justin Lonon, Dallas College is embarking on the next 50 years in The Dallas College 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 Dallas College students' receive a 16.3% return on investment

Dallas College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas, and the tax rate is 37th lowest among the state’s 50 community college systems.

We 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% from our colleges. Students also enjoy a 16.3% 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 campuses 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 of Dallas College contribute significantly to the local and state workforce beyond their education here. 

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

75% of Dallas College students remain in Dallas County and 95% continue to live in Texas.

Students from our seven campuses 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. 


Dallas College 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 of Dallas College is diverse: 47% Hispanic; 19% Black; 8% Asian; 17% white; and 8% all others combined. 59% of Dallas College students are female and 41% are male.


Dallas College Students are 57% Female and 42% Male

To learn more about Dallas College, visit dallascollege.edu