According to research from the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board and
other sources, more than 30 percent of the
workforce here has a college degree. Area
graduate programs also boast consistent
annual enrollment, and the Fortune 500
companies that have chosen to relocate
their headquarters here often cite the area’s
educational prowess as one of the reasons.
ACCOLADES AND MORE
Educational programs at colleges and
universities across Dallas and Fort Worth
are recognized regularly for excellence,
reasonable cost, and student opportunities.
Consider that the public administration
(city manage-ment/urban policy) master’s
program offered at the University of
North Texas (UNT) in Denton was ranked
in 2017 edition of Best Colleges as a
National University, Tier 2.
At the University of Texas at Arlington,
the Asia Executive MBA program in the
College of Business is one of the largest
of any foreign university in China, and
Southern Methodist University is consistently ranked in the top third of national
universities in U.S. News & World Report.
That’s just the beginning of the awards.
Nearby Texas Christian University has
been ranked among Parade magazine’s
“College A-List” for both its business
and accounting programs. U.S. News &
World Report calls the MBA program
at the University of Texas at Dallas one
of the top 50 programs in the U.S., and
The Princeton Review has named the
University of Dallas in Irving one of the
country’s “best institutions for un-dergrad-uate education.”
Other top area colleges and universities include Austin College in Sherman,
known for its top liberal arts program;
Texas Woman’s University in Denton,
which has a nationally ranked Health
Sciences program; and several top seminary schools, including Southwest Baptist
Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and the Perkins School of
Theology at SMU.
HIGHER EDUCATION: A
GROWTH SECTOR FOR DFW
The education and healthcare sector is one of
the largest employment sectors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been a leading job
growth industry for the last several years.
In Fort Worth alone, there are more than
250,000 students enrolled in higher education, with more than 35,000 degrees awarded
annually at such area colleges as Texas
Wesleyan University, TCU, Remington
College, Everest College and the College of
St. Thomas More, among others. With a
comprehensive offering of core courses and
degree programs, students have multiple
options for planning the program that’s right
for their educational needs and goals.
Whether you’re pursuing a career in medicine, engineering, law, the arts, business,
religious studies, or virtually any other field,
there’s no shortage of diverse higher education opportunities and top programs in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The following is a listing of the DFW area’s
major colleges and universities, including
contact information, degree programs
offered, and most recent enrollment figures.
For more information, refer to the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board
statistics on the Texas Tribune website: www.
texastribune.org/library/data/higher-edu-cation-statistics. A dynamic, interactive tool,
users can search this comprehensive compilation of data on every two- and four-year
institution in the state of Texas – by undergraduate enrollment, acceptance, degrees,
graduation totals, and university statistics.
1700 Eastgate Drive, Garland 75041
3800 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco 75034
For more than 40 years, Amberton Univer-
sity has provided exceptional and affordable
education to working adults. Our programs
are designed specifically for the mature
student’s lifestyle. Specializing in busi-
ness, management, counseling, and human
resources, Amberton provides graduate,
undergraduate, and specialization programs
for individuals seek-ing to enhance profes-
sional skills and marketability in the
900 N. Grand Avenue, Sherman 75090
Located in Sherman, Texas about 60 miles
north of the DFW metroplex, Austin
College is a private, coeducational, liberal
arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is known for
“an intellectually rigorous, values-oriented
education” that provides “transformative
experiences and extraordinary opportunities
to learn to think complexly and creatively
about self, community, and the world.” The
school is one of 270 in the nation with a
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is also one
of 40 schools profiled in the book Colleges
that Change Lives, by Loren Pope.
Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue, Dallas 75246
Part of the Texas A&M University System
Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Baylor
College of Dentistry (HSC-BSD) was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918
to 1971 and was then an independent,
private institution for the next 25 years.
HSC-BCD became a member of The Texas
A&M University System in 1996. Since its
founding, HSC-BCD has graduated more
than 8,000 dentists and dental hygienists,
and the college is known internationally for
producing excellent clinicians. More than
half of all the dentists in the Dallas/Fort
Worth area received their dental education
at the college, and nearly one-third of all
dentists in Texas are HSC-BCD graduates.
2800 East Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano 75074
Since offering its first classes at area high
schools in 1985, Collin College (formerly
known as the Collin County Community
College District) has grown to serve thousands of credit and continuing education