Dallas, Texas (TX) Colleges and Universities

There are 105 colleges and universities within 25 miles of Dallas, TX. Learn about the schools closest to downtown Dallas, as well as those with the largest student populations, the highest graduation rates, and the lowest net cost.

There are many options available for students who are interested in pursuing a college or university degree in or near Dallas, Texas. Here, you can use data from the National Center for Education Statistics to learn important facts about some of these schools.

Closest Schools to Dallas, Texas

There are quite a number of public and private schools that are located in or around Dallas. There are two 2-year institutions and three 4-year institutions located within 10 miles of the downtown area.

  • El Centro College (0.5 miles from downtown)
  • Southern Methodist University (3.8 miles from downtown)
  • Mountain View College (6.8 miles from downtown)
  • Dallas Baptist University (6.8 miles from downtown)
  • Strayer University - North Dallas (9.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Dallas, Texas

The largest institution near Dallas Texas, by far, is the University of Texas at Arlington, with nearly 42,000 students as of Fall 2014. The remaining largest schools range from 10,000 just over 24,000 students.

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (24,554 students)
  • Richland College (16,687 students)
  • Eastfield College (12,498 students)
  • Southern Methodist University (11,643 students)
  • Brookhaven College (10,533 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The net price of a university is calculated by taking the average tuition costs for a full-time undergraduate and subtracting the average amount of financial aid received. For the 2014-2015 school year, the schools with the lowest net price are as follows:

  • 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

Graduation rates were determined by looking at the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who complete the program of their choice within 150% of the estimated normal time for completion. These schools had the highest graduation rates, based on 2015 figures.

  • Southern Methodist University (79%)
  • University of Dallas (70%)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (66%)
  • Dallas Baptist University (58%)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (46%)

There are a wide variety of public and private institutions available within a 25-mile radius of the downtown Dallas area that vary based different factors that can help you find a school to suit your needs.

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