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Dallas Area Colleges: Largest Public Colleges in the Dallas Area

There are at least 11 public colleges within 25 miles of Dallas, TX. Find out which schools enroll the most students, have the highest graduation rates, and have the lowest costs in order to find the right school for you.

This article profiles several public schools in or near Dallas, Texas. All schools listed have large campus settings, and are located in the city of Dallas or its suburbs.

Degree offerings at public schools in the Dallas area are typically 2-year programs, with one school offering bachelor's and graduate degrees.

Closest Schools to Dallas, Texas

The following list provides public schools that are located within ten miles of Dallas, Texas. With the exception of Brookhaven College (which is located in a Dallas suburb), all schools are located in the city of Dallas.

  • El Centro College (0.5 miles)
  • Mountain View College (6.8 miles)
  • Richland College (9.4 miles)
  • University of North Texas at Dallas (9.5 miles)
  • Brookhaven College (9.8 miles)

Largest Schools Near Dallas, Texas

The top two out of five schools with the highest enrollment figures in the area are 4-year universities. The remaining three are 2-year colleges, all of which offer associate's degrees.

  • University of Texas at Arlington (41,988 students)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (24,554 students)
  • Richland College (16,687 students)
  • Brookhaven College (10,553 students)
  • North Lake College (9,871 students)

Lowest Net Price

Students may look at the cost of attending a college when choosing which one to attend. The NCES determines the average net cost for U.S. colleges and universities by subtracting the amount of financial aid students receive from the total cost of attendance.

  • Richland College ($3,509)
  • Mountain View College ($3,696)
  • Eastfield College ($3,899)
  • Brookhaven College ($4,291)
  • El Centro College ($4,559)

Highest Graduation Rate

When choosing a college, students may wish to check the graduation rate of any school they may be considering. Graduation rates are based on the number of students who complete their programs in 150% of the 'normal time.' For instance, two years would be the normal time to complete an associate degree program, and four years would be the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.

  • University of Texas at Dallas (66% graduation rate)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (46% graduation rate)
  • Richland College (9% graduation rate)
  • Cedar Valley College (9% graduation rate)
  • Brookhaven College (8% graduation rate)

Dallas, Texas, has several large public colleges and universities offering 2-year or 4-year degree programs.

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