Cedar Valley College

3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75134
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 8,786 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 8,786 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,015
  • Out-state tuition: $4,695
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Cedar Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 377 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cedar Valley College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
377 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cedar Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Cedar Valley College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,786 students
4,669 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,558 students
1,310 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,228 students
3,359 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
361 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,558 students
1,289 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
3,151 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
50 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
46%
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% Black
43%
12%
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% White
14%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.67
0.69
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2%
26%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,100
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,015 is less than the state average of $4,390. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,695 is less than the state average of $6,601. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,015
$4,390
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,695
$6,601
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,440
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
78%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cedar Valley College cost?
Cedar Valley College's tuition is approximately $3,015 for In-State students and $4,695 for Out-State students.
What is Cedar Valley College's ranking?
Cedar Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 8,786 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,015
  • Out-state tuition: $4,695
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Dallas County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,914 per year for in-state students and $7,202 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Miami International University of Art & Design-Art Institute Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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