Texas Woman’s University (Denton), Dallas
County Community College District, Univer-
sity of Texas at Arlington, Collin County
Community College District, University of
Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas,
Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan
University, Texas Christian University,
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Remington College, Everest College, and the
College of St. Thomas More.
According to research, about half of the
college students enrolled locally in the
Dallas area attend one of the nine public
community colleges that host more than 20
campuses in the region. Others attend one
of the 19 public and private baccalaureate
and graduate level institutions.
With those kind of resources, it’s not
surprising that the metroplex is a highly
educated population – especially given the
number of Fortune 500 companies here
who demand the most talented employees
to stay competitive. More than half of
workers here that are 25 years of age and
older have at least some college education,
and more than 31 percent have earned a
bachelor’s degree or other advanced degree.
We’ve included a list of area colleges,
universities and trade schools, in the Higher
Education section of this guide, including
information and details about each school,
specialties, and degree programs.
We understand that choosing the right educational option in a new city can be challenging,
so we’ve compiled plenty of resources to
help. You’ll find a snapshot of the major
public school districts in Dallas, Fort Worth
and surrounding areas within the Education
section of Destination DFW – including a brief
description of each district, number of students,
number of schools by category, coverage area,
average SAT/ACT scores, and student/ teacher
ratio, where available, from the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator
System (AEIS) data – which includes report
cards for each school district.
For more information on the AEIS reports
and how schools are rated in Texas, refer
to the article in this section on Education in Texas: Understanding the School
Rating System. We’ve also included separate sections with the 25 largest private
schools, information about DFW area
charter schools and higher education
listings, as well as resources for homeschooling and childcare.
Whatever your educational preference,
you’ll soon discover that the Dallas-Fort
Worth metroplex has no shortage of quality,
affordable options to give kids – and adults
– the best learning experience possible.
Academic Testing in Texas