ECC Description

In addition to standard community college programs, El Centro College offers various courses designed for specific student groups.

Part of the Dallas Community College District in Dallas, Texas, El Centro College grants associate’s degrees that help lead to a transfer to a four-year university.

Primarily offered in the liberal arts and sciences these degree programs include such fields as art, history, psychology and math. El Centro also awards two-year degrees that qualify one for immediate employment in such fields as nursing, radiology, business and the paralegal field.

El Centro also offers programs tailored to specific groups. Part of the Continuing Education division, these include a series of courses which are conducted in Spanish for the Latino population and a program for senior adults. There are also two programs specifically created for special needs and disabled populations.

Also through its continuing education branch, El Centro provides classes in basic education, such as GED-prep and ESL, as well as workforce development classes, certificates in such fields as mediation and classes for personal enrichment.

El Centro also offers various methods of study within some of its departments. Evening, weekend, online, hybrid and television courses make enrollment possible for students in different locations and with all kinds of lifestyles.

Student services at El Centro College include counseling, academic advising, learning assistance, career development and financial aid for those who qualify. Contact El Centro for more information.

Quick Facts about El Centro College, Dallas

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,490

Out-of-State Tuition

$3,960

Retention Rate

55%

Enrollment

8,114

Year Established

1966

ECC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  6 reviews
4 star
 
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

86% of students gave El Centro College, Dallas 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Overall, I enjoyed my experiences at this college. They have a variety of classes which you can take online or on campus. When I attended my first class, I was really nervous. The professors and students were so nice and helped me out. They showed me where my classes were and the computer labs. My economics teacher gave me some encouraging words the first day of class. She helped me realize that college is not as hard and scary as people make it to be. If you are dedicated and work hard you will do good and ace all your classes. My advice for prospective students would be that it is definitely a good choice. It is cheaper and really flexible with your schedule.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The school is great. The school is big enough fo its population. Everything is near by, parking lot, restaurants, stores, museum, train station. park and many other places. Maintenance is always good.i would recommend this school. There are a lot of resources inside the school. People are very helpful and the school has a great reputation among other school which is great!. The school also gives FREE DART passes for El Centro students.

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ECC Students

Total Students
8,114

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
67%
Out-of-State
33%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
34%
Asian
4%
Caucasian
22%
Latino
34%
Other
6%

Students State Origin

Texas
67%
Other
33%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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