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North Lake College

5001 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX

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North Lake College, located in Irving, Texas, was founded in 1977 as part of the Dallas County Community College District. The college is a public 2 year institution, utilizing an open enrollment policy and offering a variety of programs to residents of Irving. The school maintains partnerships with students, community, business, and public schools.

Such partnerships serve to enrich the community be creating various opportunities and programs. The school operates three satellite campuses in addition to the main campus to better reach the community. Program availability at the satellite campuses is based on community needs.

North Lake College provides learning opportunities to recent graduates and adults looking to return to school. As part of the college's mission, North Lake College is constantly looking to see what resources and programs it can add to assist in the needs of its community. North Lake College also provides student counseling and guidance in order to assist with potential problem s and to assist in planning for their education.

The goal of the school is to produce educated, responsible citizens, through quality education programs. To that end, the school maintains a high standard for its staff and faculty, challenging them to provide educational excellence to their students.

Academics

North Lake College offers a large number of programs resulting in diplomas, certificates or associate degrees. Additionally, the college offer adult education and continuing education courses, allowing adults to find educational opportunities locally. North Lake College provides the freshman and sophomore years of a college education and assists students wishing to transfer to a four year institution.

Technical and career programs provide individuals with a targeted education in a given field.  As a result, students are prepared to step into work at the entry level immediately after graduation.

NLC believes in providing a quality education to its students, constantly upgrading and revising curriculums to remain current, ensuring that students receive the best education possible. The school also offers online, and a combination on campus hybrid educational opportunities, assisting students with difficult schedules find the time to advance their education.

Programs offered at North Lake College include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrolling at North Lake College must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals not meeting those criteria will be considered on a case by case basis. Applications for admission can be submitted at the campus or online.

Financial aid is available at North Lake College in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. Individuals interested in receiving financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility will be determined once the FAFSA is received by the Dallas County Community College District; the student is enrolled in a DCCCD school, and has submitted any additional documents requested by the financial aid office. Once completed, eligibility and awards will be determined and disbursed.

Athletics

The North Lake College Blazers participate in the Metro Athletic Conference of the NCJAA Division III. The school's athletic offerings include men's basketball and baseball, and women's volleyball and baseball.

On March 18, 2006 the men's basketball team won the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association's Division III Championship, defeating the Gloucester County College (Sewell, New Jersey).

Extracurricular Activities

Clubs are a large part of student life at North Lake Community College. In addition to the large number of clubs currently active, the school allows for the formation of officially recognized clubs. Students can find or form clubs that suit their interests, finding like-minded individuals to discuss and participate in activities relating to those interests.

Clubs at North Lake College include:

  • Actors Community Theatre Society
  • Anime Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha Service Fraternity, North Lake College Chapter
  • Jazz Club
  • W.E.O.T.A. (We Expose Ourselves to Art) Art Club

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$4,591
Receiving Student Loans6%$5,052

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, North Lake College may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Dallas County and community colleges in Texas in total.

 North Lake CollegeDallas CountyTexas
Graduation Rate9.5%7.9%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate31.1%28.2%20.8%
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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 North Lake 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

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    59%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    26:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,595