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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A+
El Centro is a public college located in Dallas, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,601 undergraduate students. The El Centro acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 18% of students, El Centro alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.

El Centro College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,223/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,235/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,601Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,128
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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El Centro College Reviews

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Overall, my community college was and still is an amazing experience! All of the professors that I've had throughout my years of being enrolled in the institution were always very professional and helpful when it came to students needs while taking their course. Every professor went above and beyond to make sure I grasped the different subjects that were discussed if I ever at one point lacked any understanding. Not only are the professors very reassuring but all the rest of the staff such as financial aid advisors, counselors and security as well. Currently, I'm enrolled in the downtown location and although, all classes are now online when I did actually take my classes on campus, I felt very secure and safe 24/7/. I would definitely recommend this community college to any one especially those who are interested in a career in healthcare or culinary arts.
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The online experience with my community college is actually very simple and rewarding! All my professors always provided a syllabus and calendar for the course to make sure students knew what to expect and to help keep students on track with completing all their work on time. If I ever had a question about the course, I would send an email and less than a few hours, most of my professors would provide a response that answered my question perfectly. Also, due to virus outbreak, my school provided different tools for students who weren't used to taking classes online to better understand how to operate their courses through blackboard.
The area around El Centro College is in a fast pace area. The school is located in downtown Dallas. In downtown Dallas, there are many restaurants that students can choose from within walking distance. El Centro College has great professors. The professors care about teaching their subjects and want their students to understand the subject matter. Some professors are willing to work with students one on one during class. The tutors here have taken the classes and helps them through the problems or any issues you have for your homework. El Centro is a very diverse place with many students, being different backgrounds and different ages.