Dallas Christian College: Narrative Description

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2700 Christian Parkway
Dallas, TX 75234-7299
Tel: (972)241-3371
Fax: (972)241-8021
Web Site: http://www.dallas.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 22-acre urban campus with easy access to Fort Worth. Endowment: $146,707. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,553 per student. Total enrollment: 366. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 182 applied, 49% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 44% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 273 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 93 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 17% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 54% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 35% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,037 includes full-time tuition ($7232), mandatory fees ($705), and college room and board ($5100). College room only: $2900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $226 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: See You at the Pole, National Missionary Convention. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 136 college housing spaces available; 132 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. C. C. Crawford Memorial Library plus 1 other with 36,616 books, 84 microform titles, 3,514 serials, 1,972 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $107,651. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A manufacturing, financial and distributing center, Dallas is a center for scientifically oriented industry in the electronics and aerospace fields and ranks high in cotton, oil and consumer goods production. The city also houses a principal banking and insurance complex. Dallas is a transportation hub for rail, bus and airlines.

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