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 15,112 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Eastfield College is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Eastfield College is Remington College-Dallas Campus (3.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 266 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Eastfield College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty266 staff76 staff
Eastfield College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Eastfield College has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The Eastfield College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,112 students3,921 students
Eastfield College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio57:135:1
Eastfield College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,358 students1,055 students
Eastfield College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,754 students2,866 students
Eastfield College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastfield College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Eastfield College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Eastfield College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Eastfield College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Eastfield College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Eastfield College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Eastfield College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.710.69
Eastfield College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Eastfield College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$33,800
Eastfield 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
Eastfield College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,207
Eastfield College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%83%
Eastfield College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$4,031$4,165
Source: 2016 (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.

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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 score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.