Every type and size of public school can be found in or around Irving, Texas, from community colleges to state universities; the selection of private schools is equally broad. Discover which of these colleges are right for you by comparing them in several categories, using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Irving, Texas
Students looking to attend school within Irving have a variety of options to choose from. Many of these schools are private institutions, but a couple of public options are available. The schools closest to Irving include:
- North Lake College (downtown)
- University of Dallas (1.8 miles from downtown)
- DeVry University - Texas (3.4 miles from downtown)
- Strayer University - Irving (3.4 miles from downtown)
- Dallas Christian College (6 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Irving, Texas
Students wishing to attend a larger school near Irving have mostly public institutions to choose from. Many of the larger 4-year institutions offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Here are the schools in the area with the largest student body:
- Tarrant County College District (51,688 students)
- The University of Texas at Arlington (41,988 students)
- The University of Texas at Dallas (24,554 students)
- Richland College (16,687 students)
- Eastfield College (12,498 students)
Lowest Net Price
Another important factor in choosing a college can be the cost of attending the school. The NCES determines a college's net price by subtracting the average amount of government or institutional financial aid a full-time undergrad student receives from the total cost of attending the college. Schools in the Irving, TX, area with some of the lowest net prices for 2014-2015 tended to be 2-year, public colleges.
- 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
A college's success rate is often determined by its graduation rate - an important thing to know when choosing a college. The NCES bases these rates on the number of full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in 2009 or 2012 and completed their programs within 150% of the 'standard time' it usually takes to complete the program. Several of the traditional schools in the area had graduation rates greater than 50%.
- Southern Methodist University (79% graduation rate)
- Texas Christian University (76% graduation rate)
- Remington College-Dallas Campus (74% graduation rate)
- University of Dallas (70% graduation rate)
- The University of Texas at Dallas (66% graduation rate)
The Irving, TX, area has no shortage of public and private institutions with a wide range of locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates to match a student's preferences and needs.