North Lake College

  • 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 11,512 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 231 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
North Lake 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 Faculty231 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Lake College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has decreased from 55:1 over five years.
The North Lake College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,512 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio50:137:1
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# Full-Time Students1,856 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students9,656 students3,318 students
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% Asian
17%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
42%
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% Black
18%
13%
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% White
21%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.770.70
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College Completion Rate
14%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,015 is less than the state average of $3,929. 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 $6,264. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,015$3,929
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,695$6,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid48%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,189$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,125$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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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Dallas County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.