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Dallas County Community College District

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 129,744
  • In-District:*
  • 50.4%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 17.1%
  • Full-time:**
  • 29.1%
  • Female:
  • 53.9%
  • Male:
  • 46.1%
  • Anglo:
  • 37.4%
  • Hispanic:
  • 25.0%
  • African American:
  • 20.9%
  • Asian:
  • 7.2%
  • Native American:
  • 0.4%
  • International:
  • 3.5%
  • Other:
  • 5.6%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Wright Lassiter, Chancellor
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244-4997
(214) 860-2426

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $39.00

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $72.00

Program Description

The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) offers both university transfer and career programs for students.

University Transfers: The next step after graduation from a DCCCD college is often transfer to a four-year college or university. To ensure that credit hours transfer seamlessly to the next institution, the DCCCD has negotiated articulation agreements with all North Texas public universities, and has concurrent admissions agreements with Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Southern University, Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Career Programs: DCCCD offers a wide variety of career programs and majors that lead directly to the job market. Notable programs include:

  • veterinary science technology – this nationally recognized program provides course offerings at the Cedar Valley campus and online. The college has an articulation agreement with the School of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.
  • Food and Hospitality – the El Centro College food and hospitality program is viewed as the “Culinary Institute of the Southwest,” preparing students to enter the culinary field as chefs, food service managers and bakers.
  • child development – students completing the program at either Brookhaven College or Eastfield College may serve in child care agencies or programs as caregivers/teachers, directors or supervisors, foster parents or as paraprofessionals in educational systems. Students at both colleges complement classroom theory by working under supervision with children and teachers in a child development center at the respective locations. Brookhaven College’s child development center is a satellite location for the first Head Start facility on a community college campus in the nation.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 4,538
  • Associates:
  • 3,029
  • Certificates:
  • 1,509

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas four-year institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only1,02843.8%1,72481.1%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)73131.2%894.2%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)27611.8%241.1%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)1335.7%1406.6%
Not Found1777.5%1507.1%
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