Collin County Community College District, now referred to as "Collin College" or "Collin," is a public community college that includes three primary campuses, and four education centers in the Collin County of Texas: Central Park Campus (McKinney, Texas), Preston Ridge Campus (Frisco, Texas), Spring Creek Campus (Plano, Texas), Courtyard Center (Plano, Texas), Collin Higher Education Center (McKinney, Texas), Allen Center (Allen, Texas), and Rockwall Center (Rockwall, Texas).
Collin College offers credit and continuing education courses on its campuses, as well as electives and specialty courses online and at each of its centers. It offers more than 100 associate's degrees and professional certificates in a wide range of academic disciplines. Its mission is to provide a community-centered institution that is committed to developing the skills, character and intellect of its students.
The faculty at Collin College is highly acclaimed, boasting three Collin College professors that have been named the national U.S. Professor of the Year - a coveted title in collegiate teaching. Many other awards have been conferred on the Collin College faculty, which also includes patent holders, authors and noted scholars in their fields of expertise.
Collin College has been "first" to offer several innovative programs, including its Alternative Teacher Certification Program, which was established in response to a critical need for classroom teachers. Collin later launched its associate's degree in teaching to train qualified teachers to help combat the shortage.
Collin is one of only six colleges in the U.S. designated to provide networking technology training as a Cisco Certified Training Center. Other special programs at Collins College include the Center for Advanced Study in Math and Natural Science, the Center for Scholarly Civic Engagement, Distance Learning, Learning Communities, Service Learning, Weekend College, and more.
Collin College began offering post-secondary education courses at local high schools in 1985.
The academic calendar for Collin College follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and three short summer sessions. Additionally, there is a shorter "Wintermester" that runs from mid-December through the first week of January with a short break for the holidays. There is also a "Maymester," which offers classes that run form mid- to late May.
Colleges and Schools
Collin College divides it academic units into departments and centers, rather than into colleges and schools. It offers four types of associate-level degrees, academic transfer degrees and certificates, as well as technical workforce degrees and awards.
Collin College also awards select post-associate degree certificates.
The Office of Student Life at Collin College offers students opportunities to get involved in civic, educational, leadership and social programs. There are at least seven recognized honor societies available at Collin, and more than 50 student organizations and clubs. Students can also work on special projects or join in social activities that are organized by the Office of Student Life. These activities include field trips, guest speakers, educational conferences, athletics and entertainment.
The school colors for Collin College are blue and white, and the school mascot is a cougar.
Collin College offers men's and women's basketball and tennis. The Cougars and "Lady Cougars" compete in intercollegiate sports at the local, regional and national levels.
Collin County Community College District, or Collin College, is comprised of three campuses and several centers, which are:
- Central Park Campus (McKinney, Texas)
- Preston Ridge Campus (Frisco, Texas)
- Spring Creek Campus (Plano, Texas)
- Courtyard Center (Plano, Texas)
- Collin Higher Education Center (McKinney, Texas)
- Allen Center (Allen, Texas)
- Rockwall Center (Rockwall, Texas)
Collin College encourages civic involvement and service, and has established its Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement (CSCE) to connect faculty, students and community partners via academic initiatives. The CSCE is a resource center for students wishing to engage in community service through volunteerism in projects that address issues of public concern. These programs and projects include:
- Alternative Break Volunteer and Service Program
- Auteur Film Series
- Distinguished Speaker Series
- Community College Day at the Capital
- Constitution Day
- Debate Watch
- Emergency Preparedness
- Passport to the World
- Service Learning
- Special Events
- Student Leadership Academy
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $960-$1,200
- Out-of-State: $3,900-$4,716
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $39-$47 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $140-$170 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||41%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||35%||$4,529|
|Receiving Student Loans||17%||$4,503|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Collin College may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Texas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Colin County Community College||Collin County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1993)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Texas
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Collin College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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