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Richland College is part the Dallas County Community College District which offers seven programs of study including:

  • Engineering, Business, and Technology
  • Human and Academic Development
  • Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Ethnic Studies, Social Science & Physical Education
  • World Languages, Cultures, and Communications
  • Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

In addition, the college offers continuing education and distance learning courses. Continuing education students must be at least 18 years old to apply. This program provides adults the opportunity to enhance their professional skills with additional training and certificates.

Richland College’s distance learning program is designed for student seeking a flexible learning environment. There are five distinct options of classes: online, online partial, online/classroom, video-based, and web-e (enhanced).

Online classes are conducted online through computers and multimedia. All courses use eCampus with no on-campus involvement.Online partial courses use eCampus to conduct the classes as well as include some on-campus testing, orientation, and other activities. Online/classroom courses are conducted half-time via the Internet and the other half-time in a classroom setting. Video-based courses are delivered through a cable channel, DVD, VHS, CD, or MP4 system with instructor communication done via email. Some on-campus testing/activities may be required. Web-e are on-campus classes with some Internet or eCampus use.

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Richland College is a two-year college which prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions, as well as serves certificate seeking students, continuing education students, and distance learning students.

To be admitted to the college, students must:

  1. Complete an application for admission
  2. Submit transcripts and copy of high school diploma or GED
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Complete an assessment
  5. Complete the student online orientation
  6. Set up an appointment for registration and advisement

Financial Aid

Richland College offers several financial aid options. Students may be eligible for loans, work-study programs, grants, or scholarships. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all financial aid available as well as instructions on how to apply for each type of aid.

To apply for financial aid, students must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED on file at the college
  • Be enrolled in at least six hours
  • Be a US citizen, or eligible non-citizen
  • Not have defaulted on a federal loan
  • Show strong academic progress
  • Be enrolled at the college, with the purpose of earning a degree or certificate
  • Not have been convicted of the sale or possession of an illegal substance
  • Register for a netmail email address (highly recommended)

All qualifying students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline set by the college.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Richland College is a commuter campus which offers students many opportunities to get involved in campus life. There are over 30 student clubs and organizations, including Student Government, Health Professions Club, Richland College Cheerleaders, a Sign Language Club, Richland College Guitar Ensemble, and more.

The college’s library is open six days a week with some extended evening hours to help students with completing their coursework. The library carries many resources including books and videos, electronic resources, as well as tutorials on how to write essays, research papers, and more.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Richland College is a member of the National Junior College Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) with several team sports for both men and women. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, and soccer while women’s sports include volleyball and soccer.

The Richland College Thunderducks won the 2009 NJCAA Division III Basketball Championship.

Richland College also offers intramural sports for students interested in competitive sports on a non-varsity level. Intramural sports include flag football, softball, soccer, basketball, and golf. In addition, the college has several fitness clubs.

Information Summary

Ranks 166th in Texas and 2863rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 81st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 8 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,703 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 133 0.01
Forcible Rape 428 0.03
Robbery 4,066 0.33
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,727 1.53
Larceny 35,148 2.87
Vehicle theft 7,984 0.65

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Dallas, TX 75243-2199
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population59,551 (59,551 urban / N/A rural)
Households27,426 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,149
Families13,864 (2.95 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 District4832

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4498th 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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1764th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,860 ($68,422 male / $57,547 female)
Number of FT Faculty 160 (77 male / 83 female)
Number of PT Faculty 694
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $5,277,033

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12800 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75243-2199
p. 972-238-6100
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