Brookhaven College

  • 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 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Brookhaven College is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Brookhaven College is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas (1.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Brookhaven College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Brookhaven College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty282 staff76 staff
Brookhaven College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Brookhaven College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Brookhaven College 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 Enrollment12,403 students3,921 students
Brookhaven College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio44:135:1
Brookhaven College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,162 students1,055 students
Brookhaven College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students10,241 students2,866 students
Brookhaven College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Brookhaven College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Brookhaven College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Brookhaven College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Brookhaven College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Brookhaven College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Brookhaven College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Brookhaven College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.720.69
Brookhaven College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Brookhaven College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,000$34,000
Brookhaven College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,015 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,695 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,015$4,026
Brookhaven College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,207
Brookhaven College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid55%83%
Brookhaven College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,250$9,077
Brookhaven College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2011)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,506
Brookhaven College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2011)
Source: 2016 (or 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 public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,875 per year for in-state students and $7,186 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,901 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.