Brookhaven College

3939 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997
Tel: (972)860-4700
12,403 students
Public institution
  • Brookhaven College serves the northwest part of Dallas County with student-focused educational programs. Whether you need a review of your skills before beginning college-level work, short-term training to enter the workforce right away, or undergraduate courses on your way to an advanced degree, Brookhaven College offers high quality, convenient and affordable classes to help you meet your educational goals. Personal enrichment courses also are available for you to pursue your interests, hobbies or love of learning.
School Highlights
Brookhaven College serves 12,403 students (17% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
Brookhaven College is one of 20 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
College Brookhaven College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 282 staff 65 staff
Brookhaven College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 12,403 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,403 students 1,394 students
Brookhaven College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1 34:1
Brookhaven College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,162 students 932 students
Brookhaven College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 10,241 students 2,653 students
Brookhaven College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Brookhaven College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Brookhaven College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Brookhaven College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Brookhaven College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Brookhaven College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Brookhaven College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.72 0.69
Brookhaven College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,490 is less than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,490 $3,168
Brookhaven College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $4,242
Brookhaven College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55% 85%
Brookhaven College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Brookhaven College opened its doors in 1978 as one of the seven Dallas County Community College District, the largest undergraduate institution in the State of Texas. Located on a 200-acre campus in the city of Farmers Branch, the college serves the northern portion of Dallas County including the Town of Addison, cities of Carrollton and Farmers Branch and North Dallas. Brookhaven College currently has a total of 467,000 square feet of building space divided among 17 buildings. Instructional laboratories include a business studies computer center, which houses more than 200 student computers. A recent expansion to fine arts facilities includes a new 2,400 square-foot gallery, a renovated ceramics/kiln yard and a Macintosh computer lab. The 680-seat performance hall is the site for year round School of the Arts presentations including plays, dance festivals and nationally known entertainers, and serves as the venue for theatre arts instruction. Brookhaven College, a two-year community college offering a full range of freshman-and sophomore-level courses, confers the associate in arts and associate in science degrees. Associate in applied science degrees and certificates also are available in technical/occupational areas including accounting, automotive technology, business administration, child development, computer information technology, e-commerce, emergency medical services, management, marketing, office technology, paramedicine, radiologic technology, nursing and visual communications. Corporate and continuing education courses range from self-improvement and career skills to leisure activity. Customized training programs also are available for businesses on the college campus or at the job site. Brookhaven College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
For Dallas County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,490 per year for in-state students and $3,960 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,976 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas County, TX community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.