Denton, Texas (TX) Colleges and Universities

While there are only three schools in Denton, there are at least 15 other schools located within a 26-mile radius. Read about the different schools in several categories, including largest schools and highest graduation rate, to find the school for you.

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The majority of postsecondary institutions in the Denton, TX, area are for-profit and specialty schools; however, students seeking a broader range of programs in a more traditional setting can choose from a few 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. This article is designed to help these students in the decision making process by showing how these schools compare with each other according to information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Denton, Texas

Students can find several 4-year schools that are near downtown Denton. Most of these schools offer graduate level degree programs in addition to numerous undergraduate programs.

  • Texas Woman's University (located downtown)
  • University of North Texas (0.9 miles from downtown)
  • National American University-Lewisville (13.1 miles from downtown)
  • DeVry University-Texas (23.2 miles from downtown)
  • Strayer University-Irving (23.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Denton, Texas

If size is a considering factor for students researching schools near Denton, schools in the surrounding area range in size from 35 students to more than 36,000 students. Of the four larger traditional schools, two are public and two are private.

  • University of North Texas (36,486 students)
  • Texas Woman's University (15,071 students)
  • North Lake College (10,744 students)
  • DeVry University-Texas (2,855 students)
  • Brown Mackie College-Dallas (432 students)

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Lowest Net Cost

The NCES calculates the net cost for full-time undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities by subtracting the average amount of financial aid awarded from the total cost of attendance. Net costs for public and private schools in the Denton area range from about $4,700 to almost $28,500. The following information details five schools with the lowest net costs in the region for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • North Lake College ($4,772)
  • Texas Woman's University ($8,995)
  • University of North Texas ($10,202)
  • Brown Mackie College-Dallas ($18,801)
  • Dallas Christian College ($20,177)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rates reported by the NCES reflect the number of full-time, first-time students who graduated within 150% of the typical completion time, such as six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate's degree. Graduation rates at the public and private schools in the Denton area vary widely, according to the NCES for 2015.

  • University of North Texas (52% graduation rate)
  • Texas Woman's University (41% graduation rate)
  • Dallas Christian College (26% graduation rate)
  • DeVry University-Texas (22% graduation rate)
  • North Lake College (8% graduation rate)

Denton, TX, and the surrounding area is home to multiple public and private institutions that offer students a range in location, size, price, and graduation rates.

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