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 19 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 14% over five years.
Richland College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty338 staff76 staff
Richland College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 18,915 has stayed relatively flat 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 Enrollment18,915 students3,921 students
Richland College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio56:135:1
Richland College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,501 students1,055 students
Richland College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students14,414 students2,866 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 Score0.770.69
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$34,000
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 $4,026. 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 $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,664$4,026
Richland College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,176$6,207
Richland College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes2015-2016 Estimated
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%85%
Richland College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$6,000$8,750
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,596$4,506
Richland College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2011)
Acceptance Rate100%75%
Richland College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Volleyball,


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

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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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Did You Know?
For Dallas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,875 per year for in-state students and $7,186 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,901 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dallas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dallas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.