Wade College

1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 4080 Dallas INFOMART
Dallas, TX 75207
  • 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 18 community colleges within Dallas County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Wade College is KD College Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts (1.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Wade College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wade College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wade College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment207 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
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# Full-Time Students159 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students48 students2,866 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
16%
37%
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% Black
51%
13%
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% White
26%
39%
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% Hawaiian
2%
-
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.650.69
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College Completion Rate
47%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$33,800
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$22,460$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,015
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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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