School Highlights

Richland College serves 20,548 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 20,548 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,664
  • Out-state tuition: $4,176
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 928 teachers has grown by 238% over five years.
Richland College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
928 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Richland College has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 56:1 over five years.
The Richland College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,548 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,195 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
16,353 students
3,460 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Richland College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
14%
5%
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% Hispanic
39%
47%
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% Black
19%
12%
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% White
20%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.75
0.68
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College Completion Rate
22%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,200
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,664 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,664
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,176
$6,528
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Tuition Notes
2015-2016 Estimated
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
51%
82%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Richland College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,033
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
100%
76%
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Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ambassador or Student Government, Campus Activities Board

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 20,548 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,664
  • Out-state tuition: $4,176
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Dallas County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,965 per year for in-state students and $4,621 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,201 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Dallas County, TX is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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