Cedar Valley College

3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75134-3799
Tel: (972)860-8201
  • The mission of Cedar Valley College is to provide quality learning that prepares students for success in a dynamic world.
School Highlights
  • Cedar Valley College serves 6,759 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Cedar Valley College is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Mountain View College (10.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 132 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cedar Valley College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty132 staff76 staff
Cedar Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,759 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,759 students3,921 students
Cedar Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio51:135:1
Cedar Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,474 students1,055 students
Cedar Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,285 students2,866 students
Cedar Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cedar Valley College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
4%
Cedar Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
17%
37%
Cedar Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
47%
13%
Cedar Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
31%
39%
Cedar Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Cedar Valley College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Cedar Valley 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.0.650.69
Cedar Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
7%
21%
Cedar Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$34,000
Cedar Valley 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 $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,015$4,070
Cedar Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,270
Cedar Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%83%
Cedar Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,250
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Cedar Valley College and North Lake College opened in 1977. Brookhaven, the final college in the seven-college master plan, opened in 1978. Cedar Valley College is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County. Cedar Valley's award winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given the college a reputation for being one of the most scenic business sites in the Dallas area. The campus plan takes advantage of the site's natural beauty, which includes a gazebo and a pedestrian walk along two sides of a 17-acre lake. Cedar Valley has a 350-seat performance hall, gymnasium, baseball field, and a surgery facility and barn for the Veterinary Technology program. Cedar Valley College is located in southern Dallas County. It's one of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). More than 4,000 students benefit from its comprehensive curriculum, which includes for credit academic transfer career programs and non-credit continuing education courses such as real estate, computer technology, foreign language and music. Cedar Valley College offers a wide range of degrees and certificate programs to choose from and is accredited by 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 $4,803 per year for in-state students and $6,252 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,134 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.