North Lake College

5001 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038-3899
Tel: (972)273-3000
  • 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 10,744 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • North Lake College is one of 19 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to North Lake College is Golf Academy of America-Farmers Branch (4.5 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 231 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
North Lake College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty231 staff76 staff
North Lake College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of North Lake College has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The North Lake College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,744 students3,921 students
North Lake College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio47:135:1
North Lake College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,356 students1,055 students
North Lake College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,388 students2,866 students
North Lake College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Lake College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
North Lake College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
North Lake College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Lake College Black (2007-2016)
% White
North Lake College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
North Lake College More (2012-2013)
% Non Resident races
North Lake College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
North Lake College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.69
North Lake College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Lake College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$34,000
North Lake 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
North Lake College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,207
North Lake College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%83%
North Lake College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.