C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B+
El Centro College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$4,559/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,098/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,848/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,617/ year
  • $76-110k
    $3,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,260/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,772Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
41%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
5%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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El Centro College Reviews

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El Centro has a wonderful diverse student body. The professors care about their students engaging in the subject and are willing to answer questions and even spend time after class solving problems or explaining a topic. El Centro doesn't have free parking, but they do offer free bus passes. They don't have many food options, just a Subway and snacks, but there are plenty of restaurants in the office buildings across the street. There are always officers patrolling the campus, inside and outside, so bicycles are safe on the sidewalk.
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Community college athletics in the middle of downtown? Not much from what I've seen as far as a basic gym for students open certain hours and a swimming class that takes place at the YMCA somewhere down the street. There's a yoga credit classes as well others things but just basic, but hey its community college.

The student center is really between the small art gallery and lunch area so it's easily hidden unless someone were to point it out to you.

Library is basic and a descent size, everyone respects privacy and quietness for the students who nap there.

I see some activities done weekly by the end of a semester in the so call "Student center" area which sometimes might be popping or just filled in by the members who support the club's ideals.

In general I put El Centro's aesthetic above the other possible DCCCD colleges open to me cause of the area is walkable to do other actives AFTER class. The Dallas Museum of Art and other galleries/ museums aren't that far off from a quick DART ride and walk. As well as new business opening by, don't be afraid to explore your area than JUST the Bank of America's underground lunch area. Promise you won't be disappointed!
WELL MY MOM ACTUALLY WAS A STUDENT AT EL CENTRO COLLEGE AND HAD BEEN GOING THERE TO STUDY ABROAD IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. SHE TOOK ME WHEN I WAS A LITTL LAD AND I WOULD ALWAYS WALK THROUGH THE HALLS WITH HER TO HER CLASS ROOM AND TO THE FOOD COURTS. I APPLIED THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WANTED TO KEEP THE DREAM GOING AND EVER SINCE IVE ATTENDED EVERYDAY I WALK THROUGH THE HALLS I SEE HER AS A REFLECTION IN THE SCHOOL MIRROR. ITS A PRETTY GOOD SCHOOL TO ATTEND THE PROFESSORS ARE GREAT AND VERY UNDERSTANDING ID DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE WHO JUST WANTS TO HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THIER CAREER.