Richland College: Narrative Description

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12800 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75243-2199
Tel: (972)238-6106; Admissions: (972)238-6123; Fax: (972)238-6957; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Dallas County Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 14,128. Students come from 24 states and territories, 21 other countries, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $720 Full-time, $30 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1200 Full-time, $50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1920 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency call boxes. College housing not available. Richland College Library with 63,000 books and 350 serials. 400 computers available on campus for general student use.