Wade College

1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 4080 Dallas INFOMART
Dallas, TX 75207-0000
Tel: (214)637-3530
  • 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 207 students (77% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Wade College is one of 20 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is KD College Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
Wade College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty11 staff76 staff
Wade College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 207 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment207 students3,921 students
Wade College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
Wade College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students159 students1,055 students
Wade College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students48 students2,866 students
Wade College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wade College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Wade College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
Wade College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Wade College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Wade College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Wade College More (2014-2016)
Wade College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.69
Wade College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Wade College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$34,000
Wade College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,055 is less than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,055$13,730
Wade College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%83%
Wade College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,460$9,500
Wade College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,250
Wade College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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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.