El Centro College

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202-3604
Tel: (214)860-2037
11,296 students
Public institution

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The purpose of El Centro College is to provide Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, Workforce education programs leading to associate degrees or certificates, Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural enrichment, Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs, Education programs, Ongoing counseling and guidance, Adult literacy and other basic skills programs and other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas.
School Highlights:
El Centro College serves 11,296 students (20% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
El Centro College is one of 21 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
The nearest community college is Wade College (1.9 miles away).

School Overview

El Centro College 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

Student Body

The student population of 11,296 teachers has grown by 69% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,296 students
1,303 students
El Centro College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,212 students
836 students
El Centro College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 9,084 students
1,046 students
El Centro College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
El Centro College sch enrollment El Centro College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
7%
2%
El Centro College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
29%
7%
El Centro College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
25%
12%
El Centro College Black (2006-2012)
% White
39%
67%
El Centro College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
El Centro College sch ethnicity El Centro College sta ethnicity
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. 0.70 0.45
El Centro College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,490 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,490 $5,940
El Centro College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $10,072
El Centro College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

El Centro, a college of the Dallas County Community College District, is centrally located in downtown Dallas and has played a vital role in the area's educational advancement since 1966. El Centro's central location allows students from all parts of Dallas County to take advantage of preprofessional courses transferable to four-year institutions, as well as career training in over 50 exciting fields. The campus has gained international attention for making use of a nine-story, turn-of-the-century department store, renovated to accommodate classrooms, laboratories, computer technology, student center, learning center, performance hall and administrative offices, as well as labs, arts facilities and library. Our new student and technology center, on the south side of the campus, adds a spacious student center, technology classrooms and a new main entrance to the college's downtown setting. The college offers Degrees/Certificates in Arts & Science, Business & Public Service, Communications & Math, Health & Legal Studies, Information Technology Programs & Systems Support and Urban Education. El Centro College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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