Eastfield College: Narrative Description

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3737 Motley Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75150-2099
Tel: (972)860-7100
Admissions: (972)860-7105
Fax: (972)860-8373
Web Site: http://www.efc.dcccd.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Dallas County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 244-acre suburban campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Educational spending 2003-04: $4091 per student. Total enrollment: 11,666. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 516 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,239 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 9,427 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 22% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 39% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $900 full-time, $30 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1500 full-time, $50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2400 full-time, $80 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: ; 4% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: LULAC, Rodeo Club, PTK, Rising Star, Communications Club. Major annual events: Student Leadership Academy, back to school parties, performing artists and speakers series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Eastfield College Learning Resource Center with 66,988 books, 48,976 microform titles, 415 serials, 2,620 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $580,478. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Texas at Dallas.

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