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
|2013 certified fall enrollment|
|Brookhaven College||Farmers Branch||20||9,973|
|Cedar Valley College||Lancaster||19||5,880|
|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|
|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|
Source: Texas Coordinating Board
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