El Centro College in Dallas

Dallas, TX

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El Centro College offers 183-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 34.4% are women, and 65.6% are men. El Centro College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at El Centro College is 6522$, that is at the level of national average. 5% of full-time El Centro College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The El Centro College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, El Centro College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,333
$30,001 - $48,000$6,498
$48,001 - $75,000$8,388
$75,001 - $110,000$11,260



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6142 of El Centro College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes El Centro College number 57 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at El Centro College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in El Centro College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


El Centro College graduation rate is below the national average.

5% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to El Centro College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at El Centro College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In El Centro College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at El Centro College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on El Centro College

The campus located by 801 Main address in Dallas, Texas.


El Centro College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of El Centro College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on El Centro College are forcible sex offense, nonforcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

El Centro College offers 183 programs in total: 96 are for Associate's degree and 87 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 74 universities in Dallas county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


El Centro College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5245 students with 157360 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for El Centro College

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Nursing program accreditation listed as conditional. What is the future for students enrolled in nursing course here if accreditation status changes for the worse? It would be nice to know

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I’ve tried to contact the school, I have questions about the TSI, my FAFSA, selecting my classes, I’ve called a few times and nobody ever picks up. I’ve left messages and still haven’t heard back, I really need info about this, please.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Got my associates AAS in networking in August 2016. However I did not hear word about a certificate I had applied for until August 2017 a year later from a financial aid block, a huge mistake el Centro knew about in January 2017 according to the degree audit specialist Gisela Flores. When I spoke to her I asked her why wasn't I notified in January she said she didn't know why. I paid for the block and received my certificate in December 2017. I've reached out to Ms Flores supervisor Ms Rebecca Garza and when I heard nothing I jumped up on the chain of command to the dean Mr Cornelius Johnson. Mr Johnsons assistant called me and deposed an account and a time line and that was the last I heard from El Centro. This acute and unmistakable degree of negligence is unacceptable. Completely unreal and I promise you I can't make this stuff up if I tried. Aside from all of that I was harassed by security on a weekly basis for 3 years until I just went full blown online my last year. I filed a complaint with the TEA Austin last week and awaiting the investigation results as I will keep this review updated.

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I am writing on behalf of my daughter-in-law because she can't yet write English. She is attending English as Second Language classes. She went to her class this morning and she was literally kicked out of the school because she forgot to bring her student ID. She showed her passport, semester payment receipt, and books but the security guard yelled at her and asked her to leave. This is an unacceptable behavior. She wants to leave that school and transfer to another one where she feels valued and respected. I have a request. Please check the security cameras. I can give you details of time and entrance where this incident took place. Update: just talked to my daughter-in-law. She is so shook up over this matter that she is afraid to go back there and see the rude guy who kicked her out. What a feeling for a new international student. There was no misunderstanding. She understands English and clearly heard the security guard say that her passport was not an acceptable id. He stated that she needed to show a driver's license. She's been in the US one month and has no DL. She rides public transportation to school. We are willing to discuss this incident with anybody.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Worst college. The teachers are incompetent and can't even run a classroom correctly. They DO NOT REPLY TO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS! Most of the time they send you YouTube videos to teach the class and treat you like s*** when you ask questions. A little depressing when you PAY for classes and have some dude on YouTube telling you what is going on in class. No parking and if there is parking it is anywhere from a few dollars to 15 or more. This school is a joke. Working with the students that come from here is a huge pain as well! They know nothing. NO STARS

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 801 Main Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2148602037

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: elcentrocollege.edu

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