Richland College

School Highlights
  • Richland College serves 18,915 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Richland College is one of 20 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is South University-The Art Institute Of Dallas (4.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 338 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Richland College (TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 338 staff 65 staff
Richland College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 18,915 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 18,915 students 3,585 students
Richland College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 34:1
Richland College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,501 students 932 students
Richland College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 14,414 students 2,653 students
Richland College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Richland College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Richland College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Richland College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Richland College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Richland College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Richland College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Richland College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Richland College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.77 0.69
Richland College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Richland College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $39,200 -
Richland College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,664 is less than the state average of $4,255. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $6,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,664 $4,255
Richland College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $6,425
Richland College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59% 84%
Richland College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,000 -
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,596 -
Richland College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2011)
Acceptance Rate 100% 81%
Richland College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Volleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassador or Student Government, Campus Activities Board, Choir, Intramurals Choir, Intramurals, Ambassador or Student Government,
Campus Activities Board,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Richland College was established in 1972. It is one of seven campuses in the Dallas County Community College District. For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community Colleges has focused on teaching, learning and community building. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one- or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Sciences degree and the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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