Eastfield College

  • The mission of Eastfield College is to provide educational opportunities through high-quality instruction, services and programs in an environment conducive to student success in academic, technical, occupational, and continuing education. Our purpose is to develop responsible citizenship, to value diversity and cultural enrichment, and to be accountable and adaptable.

School Highlights

Eastfield College serves 16,505 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

Eastfield College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 613 teachers has grown by 157% over five years.
Eastfield College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty613 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Eastfield College has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 57:1 over five years.
The Eastfield College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment16,505 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:117:1
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# Full-Time Students3,157 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students13,348 students3,460 students
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
52%
47%
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% Black
18%
12%
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% White
19%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.660.68
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College Completion Rate
21%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,015 is less than the state average of $4,287. 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 $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,015$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastfield College has been serving the Mesquite, Garland and East Dallas community since 1970. Eastfield College works to provide educational opportunities through high-quality instruction, services and programs in an environment conducive to student success in academic, technical, occupational, and continuing education. Eastfield is part of the Dallas County Community College District. Sometimes known as the 'Educational Village' because of its unique architecture, it is located on 244 acres at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Motley Drive in Mesquite. Eastfield began operation in 1970 and has continually strived to assess the educational and cultural needs of students and the community in order to provide the finest in educational services. The Eastfield campus rises impressively from the plains of eastern Dallas County. Functional building clusters give students easy access to classrooms and labs and the overall aesthetic effect has earned Eastfield several architectural awards of excellence. The careful landscape planning includes terraced areas throughout the campus, a heated outdoor exercise pool, gymnasium, baseball field, jogging trail and tennis courts. In addition, the campus boasts an outstanding Performance Hall which serves the college and community for a variety of fine arts events. Eastfield College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Eastfield College is Remington College-Dallas Campus (3.2 miles away).
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For Dallas County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,965 per year for in-state students and $4,621 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,201 per year. 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 Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.