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 management/urban policy) master’s
program offered at the University of North
Texas (UNT) in Denton was ranked ninth
nationally by U.S. News & World Report –
and that the school has been named one of
“America’s 100 Best College Buys” for the
last 14 years.
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 is not
only home to the 2011 Rose Bowl Champion Horned Frogs – who had an undefeated
season in 2010-2011 – it has also 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 undergraduate 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
Originally founded in 1971 as a branch of
Abilene Christian University, Amberton
University is a private school offering a
variety of bachelors and masters programs
(including Business Administration,
Counseling, Professional Development,
Human Resources & Training, Human
Relations & Business, and Applied Studies)
in a flexible schedule of lecture and online
courses especially for working adults.
Located in the Dallas suburb of Garland.
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.
College of St. Thomas More
3020 Lubbock, Fort Worth 76109
The College of St. Thomas More, located
in the university district in Fort Worth, is