Jr. Colleges

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Community Colleges

The Dallas and Tarrant counties public community colleges - the nearest of them Mountain View in Dallas, North Lake in Irving, Cedar Valley in Lancaster, the Southeast campus of Tarrant County College in Arlington, and El Centro in Dallas - counted 132,347 students in 2013 (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, certified fall count). Additionally, three technically oriented post-secondary schools are within 30 minutes.

In addition to their degree programs, many of these colleges and universities offer business consulting, employee training specific to a company's skill demands, community health care services, economic and land development research, computer and information services and library facilities open to the community.

Dallas County Community College District offers business-focused programs for companies, such as ISO 9000 certification, customer service/call center training and small business startup advising. A similar program is offered in Tarrant County through the Tarrant County College Small Business Development Center.

Public Community Colleges in Dallas-Fort Worth

University City ~ Miles*
from central
Grand Prairie
2013 certified fall enrollment
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch 20 9,973
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 19 5,880
Eastfield College Mesquite 23 12,735
El Centro College Dallas 14 9,517
Mountain View College Dallas 7 7,849
Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus Hurst 15 14,990
North Lake College Irving 10 9,544
Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus Fort Worth 25 12,040
Richland College Dallas 25 16,284
Tarrant County College - South Campus Fort Worth 18 11,587
Tarrant County College - Southeast Campus Arlington 7 14,129
Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus Fort Worth 21 7,819
Total     132,347
* Approximate miles
Source: Texas Coordinating Board

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