Richland College

12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243-2199

School Details

Richland College is a public, two-year community college located in Dallas, Texas. Richland is a part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). The school was founded in 1972 and is currently the largest school in the DCCCD with over 25,000 students enrolled; 20,000 degree seeking and 5,000 continuing education students. 

Of these students, Anglo students comprise 42% of our enrollment, while the percentages for other ethnic and racial groups are African-American - 21%, Hispanic - 19%, and Asian-American - 15%. The RC campus is one of the most diverse with around 80 different first languages spoken. The student body is 55% women and 45% men. Today, RC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

Richland transfers around 53% of students to four-year Texas universities. 71% of students are baccalaureate bound and 10% are career program bound. RC offers many different services available to students which include Technical Education Advising, Career Planning & Placement, Developmental Studies, Tutoring, Honors Program, the Library and many other services. RC offers dual-credit opportunities for students who are enrolled in high school.

RC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Sciences, Associate in Applied Sciences and career development certificates.  The courses are divided in five different schools: Engineering, Business, and Technology, Learning Enrichment and Academic Development (formerly HAD), Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions, and World Languages, Cultures, and Communications. RC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend, and online courses leading to over 100 degrees.

Admission is quite straightforward. On the college’s website, under admissions, there is an online and a printable application that students must fill out. Students must then submit all transcripts and test scores. Then, students apply for financial aid if needed, take the assessment test, attend orientation, register and pay for classes. The process is listed in more detail on the college’s website. 

Tuition is based off of DCCCD tuition rates. Full base tuition for in-district students is $52 per credit hour, out-of-county students pay $97 per credit hour, and out-of-state students pay $153 per credit hour. This tuition price is one of the lowest in the state. Distance Learning tuition is $55 per credit hour. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. All applicants must fill out a FAFSA in order to determine eligibility. Aid can be administered through loans, grants, scholarships and work-study opportunities.




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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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