Dallas, TX

The Margret Hunt Hill Bridge and Dallas Skyline.

The largest of the cities that make up the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the Dallas city limits are home to several colleges and universities in addition to a growing economy that includes major players in the defense, IT, and transportation industries. 

In the summer, Dallas gets very hot, with an average high of 96 in July and August. Luckily, students enjoy staying cool at one of several recreational lakes in the area, and the Gulf of Mexico is within driving distance for a nice beach weekend. 

During the typical school year for college students, Dallas is much more bearable, with cool evenings allowing for a booming nightlife scene to thrive. Live music is everywhere in Dallas, and it’s also a very bike-friendly commute from most of the universities to the entertainment districts.  

Universities in Dallas, TX – 4-Year Colleges and Online

The University of North Texas is the biggest 4-year public university in Dallas, and the area surrounding the South Dallas campus has a college-town feel with a lot of arts and parks and just a relaxed vibe. A couple of the other universities are closer to downtown and are more compact, but have quicker access to the entertainment of the city. 

Parker University offers degree programs from associates to doctors and has a large offering of online courses to help those juggling work or other priorities while pursuing their next level of education. 

Other options for 4-year colleges in Dallas are

  • Arizona College – Dallas
  • Criswell College
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Miami International University of Art & Design
  • Pal Quinn College
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • Wade College
  • West Coast University – Texas (Richardson)

Community Colleges in Dallas, TX

In addition to the multitude of 4-year colleges above, several colleges in Dallas offer 2-year degrees and certifications. The major players in the community college landscape of Dallas are Richland College, Peloton College, El Centro College, and Mountain View College, but check out the list below for some other specialty schools.

Get to Know Dallas, TX 

The beautiful modern skyline of Dallas, Texas shot aerially from an altitude of about 800 feet.

Texas has been a destination for many large corporations thanks to a low cost of living and friendly tax laws, and Dallas is no exception. AT&T, the largest telecommunications network on the planet, relocated there in 2008, and several other large companies have their southern headquarters in D-town… along with the internships they offer!

But not just a business city, Dallas also boasts one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the nation, and its pride festival draws upwards of 50,000 people each year. Museums and art galleries are also in high supply, and some pretty “cool” inventions came from Dallas, like the frozen margarita machine. Cheers!

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