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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    A
El Centro is a public college located in Dallas, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,398 undergraduate students. The El Centro acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 11% of students, El Centro alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,500.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,017/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,975/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,457/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,520/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,426/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,260/ year
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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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,398Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
36%
Pell Grant
56%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
11%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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El Centro College Reviews

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It has a great atmosphere! Alot of food options ( or coffee if you are a coffee drinker). The teachers are very outgoing and really do care about their students. The student life always go all out on holidays with either decor or little parties. All the students lift each other up if we are depressed, stressed or personal struggles. We all have a part of our community and we definitely give it back our part by going to college and learning new things everyday!
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At El Centro, the atmosphere is very inviting despite being in such a busy part of Dallas. The teachers are very patient and willing to work with students to achieve the best. In addition, when there is time in between classes, you can check out the local scene, some of which give discounts for students. The building is well- protected, which was an initiative on set by the students who went there. In addition, you can meet people from all races and cultures, and the diversity adds to the experience, providing different and valuable viewpoints. Overall, the school makes you feel welcomed in this big maze of a city.
El centro college is a community college. It is located in downtown Dallas. I loved my advisor. I was in the rising star program, and my advisor was the best. She instructed me through our my years in college, and also helped me transfer to a university for the Fall 2018. The student life is awesome, it's a diverse college. Everybody is friendly. El centro tried to keep their students involved in their activities. There are a lot of places to have lunch near by. It is more secure , ever since the incident of the fallen police officers.
They have a lot of help for students who need it. They help you succeed.