1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 4080 Dallas INFOMART
Dallas, TX 75207
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Wade College is a privately sponsored college offering an associate degree program in merchandising and design. The college is a teaching institution that emphasizes specialized professional study and the liberal arts.

School Highlights

Wade College serves 182 students (90% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 182 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,055
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 65%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
Wade College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
23 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wade College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Wade College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
182 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
163 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
19 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
12%
47%
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% Black
34%
12%
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% White
35%
29%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.68
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College Completion Rate
47%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,900
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,055 is less than the state average of $13,663. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,055
$13,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$28,143
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The college began by offering courses in professional modeling and fashion merchandising in day and evening classes. In 1965, the college moved from its location in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas to within the Dallas Market Center complex, and in 1971, the professional modeling and evening classes were discontinued in favor of total emphasis on full-time enrollment in merchandising. Now the college offers a dual Associate of Arts degree in Merchandising and Design. The college offers a solid general education curriculum, designed to provide an introduction to major areas of knowledge and to stimulate individual interests in specialized fields. Students may specialize in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, merchandise marketing, or fashion/interior merchandising. Students benefit enormously from the college's location within the Dallas Market Center complex, which offers the ideal professional environment for individuals seeking industry experience and early exposure to the merchandising and design industries. Wade College offers students opportunity to learn in the heart of the merchandising and design industries. The college is part of the Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale merchandising and design complex. The Dallas Market Center is a 6.9 million square-foot complex consisting of four buildings. The giant complex consists of the Trade Mart, Market Hall, International Floral Design Center, and the World Trade Center. Students have daily access to a complex that hosts over 50 markets a year. Wade College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 182 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,055
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 65%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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