Collin County Community College District
Collin County Community College District Photo #2 - The rotunda of the Central Park Campus library in McKinney.
- Collin College is a student and community centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character, and challenging the intellect.
Collin County Community College District places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 738 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Collin County Community College District||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||738 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||27,991 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||38:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||9,899 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||18,092 students||2,866 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$40,400||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Since offering its first classes at area high schools in 1985, Collin College has expanded to serve more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students each year. The only public college in the county, Collin College offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With six locations, Collin College has firmly established itself as the premier academic institute of North Texas. Collin College offers a variety of plans designed to prepare students for a college or university degree. Some options include pursuing an associate degree, completing the core curriculum or a field of study, or beginning coursework in a pre-professional program. The associate of arts, associate of applied science, associate of arts in teaching and associate of science degrees are designed for students planning to transfer course credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a college or university. In addition to core curriculum, Collin offers extensive training in the health professions and public service fields, including nursing, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, fire science, and law enforcement. Certificates can be earned in a wide range of high-tech fields, as well. Augmenting the computer networking technology program, Collin is one of six national Cisco Certified Training Centers. The Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development (CYC) opened in 1993. Located on Preston Park Boulevard in Plano near the intersection of Park and Preston, the CYC complex houses the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division, the Small Business Development Center and the Business Solutions Group, which provides customized training to area businesses. Courses offered at CYC include career development, real estate, contract and corporate training, and Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL). Collin County Community College District is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates.
- The nearest community college to Collin County Community College District is Richland College (17.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 18,915 students | 17.50 Mi12800 Abrams Rd.
Dallas,  TX  75243
- 12,403 students | 20.30 Mi3939 Valley View Ln
Dallas,  TX  75244
- 822 students | 20.90 Mi1800 Eastgate Dr
Garland,  TX  75041
- 909 students | 21.90 Mi11830 Webb Chapel Road
Dallas,  TX  75234
- 435 students | 22.70 Mi12005 Ford Road, Suite 100
Dallas,  TX  75234
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.