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El Centro College

801 Main Street, Dallas, TX

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El Centro College is a community college located in the city of Dallas, Texas, fittingly close to the center of the city's corporate limits.

Prospective students considering El Centro College will find a cheaper alternative to many other local universities, with a low annual tuition rate of under $2,500 a year for in-state residents, and about $5,000 for out of state students.

As a public institute of higher education, applicants will enjoy an open admissions process at El Centro Colleges, which opens its door to all students who apply.

As of today, El Centro College currently serves the higher education needs of approximately 9,800 students; of which some 7,700 are part-time and a little over 2,000 are full-time students. As you can guess from the numbers, El Centro College is a great option for those who want to earn a college degree, but are unable to devote the time required for a full course load.

Students can choose to major in a number of popular academic programs at El Centro College, earning an associate's degree in fields, including early childhood education, culinary arts, diagnostic medical sonography, biotechnology laboratory technician, criminal justice, fashion and apparel design, emergency medical technician, and many, many more.

Considering its prime location in Dallas, a large city and financial hub, students in search of off-campus extracurricular activities will find any number of entertainment hotspots options and a thriving night life is well within reach at El Centro Colleges, whether by car or on foot.

For more information on the academic opportunities at El Centro College, click here.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. 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 estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,800-$2,100
    • Out-of-State: $5,200-$6,264
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $59-$71 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $170-$210 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$5,025
Receiving Student Loans13%$4,908
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, El Centro College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how El Centro College compares against other community colleges in Dallas County and the community colleges in Texas as a whole.

 El Centro CollegeDallas CountyTexas
Graduation Rate3.8%7.9%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate25.3%28.2%20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • 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 1976)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Texas
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1986)
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Programs Offered

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 El Centro 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

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    78%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,821