5001 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • North Lake College, created as a part of the Dallas County Community College District in 1977, is a public community college with an open-door admission policy which anticipates and responds to the educational, training, and employment needs of the community. The college prepares people for successful living and responsible citizenship through quality educational programs.

School Highlights

North Lake College serves 11,310 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,310 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,015
  • Out-state tuition: $4,695
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

North Lake College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 536 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
North Lake College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
536 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Lake College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The North Lake College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,310 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,791 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,519 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
616 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,791 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,519 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
13%
5%
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% Hispanic
44%
46%
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% Black
17%
12%
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% White
17%
30%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.64%
2.75%
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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)
$37,900
$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 $3,626. 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 $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,015
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,695
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
61%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,840
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • North Lake College is a two-year college that is recognized for quality education and its innovative and productive partnerships with businesses, the community and other educational institutions. The college serves a student population of approximately 8,000 credit students and 4,000 continuing education students per semester. North Lake College offers a variety of courses and programs to support your educational goals. You can complete a two-year associate degree program, a certificate program, or enroll in individual courses to meet personal goals. North Lake has a "core" curriculum of courses guaranteed to transfer to all Texas public colleges and universities. North Lake focuses on building partnerships with the community - an approach that cultivates many opportunities for students. For example, North Lake has teamed up with Microsoft to become an official training site for Microsoft certified systems engineers. And there's more - a unique video technology studio and degree program, a 60,000-square-foot center for learning the construction trades plus a construction management and technology program, and programs in fields that include accounting, business administration, computer information technology, electrical technology, real estate and mortgage banking. North Lake College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Lake College cost?

North Lake College's tuition is approximately $3,015 for In-State students and $4,695 for Out-State students.

What is North Lake College's ranking?

North Lake College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Diversity in US community colleges and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,310 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,015
  • Out-state tuition: $4,695
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Dallas County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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