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3737 Motley Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150-2099
p. 972-860-7100
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Eastfield College

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Eastfield College is a community college in Mesquite, Texas that serves more than 10,000 students. It is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. The main campus is noted for housing the Don Ellis Library and Collection.

Eastfield’s branch campus in Dallas is the Pleasant Grove campus. Pleasant Grove features 10 “smart technology” classrooms, a library, 4 state of the art computer labs, a testing center, and a community room with a kitchen. The campus offers a wide variety of workforce training programs, continuing education classes, GED classes, ESL classes, College Readiness classes, and a number of first-year level credit courses.


A wide variety of programs are offered at this school. It is best known for strengths in career technologies, including autobody, automotive technology, computer aided design and drafting, computer science, computer technologies, digital imaging, electronics, electronic telecommunications, HVAC systems, mechatronics, sustainable energy, and welding. Of these, sustainable energy is the fastest growing career field in the geographical area surrounding the college. Many graduates go on from this program to work as energy management technicians, solar fabrication technicians, solar photovoltaic installation service and repair technicians, weatherization technicians, welders for solar frames and wind turbines, or wind turbine installers and repair technicians.

Learning Communities

Eastfield offers learning communities to first year students. In a learning community, a group of students take the same classes together and normally meet together outside of class to study, socialize, and attend extracurricular events that complement their course of study. Recent learning communities have included For The Win, a math-intensive community; and Writing History, a group focused on stories, victories, and the American identity.

Service Learning

Service learning at Eastfield provides experiential learning, civic engagement, and community partnerships for the mutual benefit of students and the wider community. Students receive credit for projects while making connections in the community that provide work experience and potential contacts for future employment. A service learning fair is offered every semester and helps students connect with agencies and businesses that partner with the college.

Student Leadership

EC also offers a Student Leadership Academy to students. The academy consists of a series of workshops about various aspects of leadership, including cultural and human diversity, team building, leadership ethics, and decision making processes.

High School Academics

Dual credit classes allow high school students to earn college credit at reduced prices. Successful completion of the dual credit program can lead to beginning college at the sophomore level. Students may take up to two college classes per semester of their junior and senior year of high school. The program is open to home-schooled students as well as public and private school students. High school students are eligible for the dual credit program if they attend one of the many high schools in the area.

Most Popular Fields of Study


In keeping with their mission to offer technical education and higher education opportunities to any adult who wishes to pursue them, Eastfield offers open admissions. Some health and technical programs may have further requirements, and some have limited registration, so be sure to inquire with the department of your choice prior to enrolling.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Texas, EC offers several of their own need and merit-based scholarships. Available scholarships include the LeCroy Scholars Program, the Max Goldblatt Scholarship for community service, the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation scholarships, the MUSE Scholars program, and Texas A&M Commerce Transfer Scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Clubs and Organizations

There are dozens of student organizations on campus to meet the personal and professional interests of a wide range of students. The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body in administrative and other public matters. Popular clubs include Baptist Student Ministries, Baseball Booster Club, FC Diablos (an autobody program soccer club), Salsa Club, and The Great Conversation (a book group for the classics of literature).

Students have the option to join the Common Book Project, in which a large group of students and employees read the same book and join in discussions about the book as well as related lectures, workshops, art exhibits, and performances. A different book is selected for every academic year.

Student Testing

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment testing program mandated by state law for any student entering a public college or university. Approved tests include the Quick THEA, Accuplacer, and Asset. Students for whom English is not a first language are also required to take the Compass Test and the Lindholm Test.

Child Care

There is no childcare available on campus; however, the Counseling Center can provide referrals to childcare services in the area.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department is known as the Harvesters. The Harvesters compete in the NJCAA Division III. Men’s sports include baseball and basketball. Women’s sports include soccer and volleyball. There are also a wide range of intramural athletics offered for the recreational student athlete.

Local Community

Mesquite is known for their championship rodeo, which provides horse and bull action every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. The rodeo features bull riding, saddle bronco riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl barrel racing, team roping, and mutton bustin’. Families can also enjoy the western store, the barbeque pavilion, and kids’ activities such as pony rides and a petting zoo.

Information Summary

Ranks 160th in Texas and 2793rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 79th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 210 0.15
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 8 0.01
Robbery 177 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,704 1.19
Larceny 4,197 2.94
Vehicle theft 641 0.45

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Mesquite, TX 75150-2099
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population55,400 (55,400 urban / N/A rural)
Households21,000 (2.62 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,470
Families14,408 (3.17 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4805

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4495th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,560 $2,910 $4,590
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $52 $97 $153
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,960 $4,310 $5,990
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,503 $15,853 $17,533
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,250 $7,600 $9,280

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,350(N/C) $2,490(N/C) $3,960(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400 $1,575
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,482 $7,747
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,656 $4,718
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,656 $4,718

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 225 386 30 8 329 28 1,014
Accounting 2 7 11 20
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 1
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 21 1 3 10 35
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 13 63 4 39 4 123
Business Administration and Management, General 10 9 9 28
Business/Commerce, General 7 17 2 5 3 34
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 5 1 3 9
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 1 2
Child Development 3 3 2 8
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 2
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 24 32 3 19 78
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 8 1 2 11
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 6 1 14 23
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 2 2 6
Education, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 17 8 4 16 1 48
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 1 1 2
General Studies 91 163 12 2 141 12 424
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 13 27 2 2 18 3 68
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 2 2 1 5
Receptionist 4 2 1 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 3
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Work 8 3 2 13
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 1 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 20 5 1 23 2 51
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1 1
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder 1 9 10

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2188th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,919 ($64,979 male / $51,764 female)
Number of FT Faculty 130 (65 male / 65 female)
Number of PT Faculty 447
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,626,257

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