El Centro College in Dallas

Dallas, TX

(Rating 2.2 based on 5 reviews)
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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 a huge 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 schools.

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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Overall Rating:

Time management at this college is just the worst. I don’t recommend anyone wasting their time in this college

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The school is excellent but is in a terrible and dangerous location with a high crime rate. Students who ride the subway or even drive to school are harassed by homeless/drug addicts strangers daily. I was offered to buy drugs on the subway by an intimidating homeless man with a knife. I have to resort to expensive parking spots and walking to school is dangerous as well day or night. While walking to school I am constantly harassed and panhandled by homeless men. During one incident an older hoodlum man became aggressive when I declined to give him money and could not locate any police or security guards nearby, as they are never there when you need them. This is not right or fair. Students do not deserve to be harassed on their way to or from school. El Centro College needs to be relocated with a parking lot designated for students and staff.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I feel like putting a bad review I’m currently trying to see a councilor here at El Centro I came Thursday before 5pm and they told me it was closed but on the website they close at 5pm. Come to find out today a staff member told me they closed an hour early because they were having a spring break party. Today I’m trying to speak to an advisor I’m the only one here sitting in the lobby still waiting for someone to help me. I used to love this school but honestly service has gone down the drain. Someone please do something about this customer service that El Centro provides.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I have to give this 3 lousy stars because half of the teachers are worse then the students level. The school is nice and the programs are ok, but what is the criteria of hiring? Disappointed in the human emotional intelligence that this people have and the lack of professionalism. Is better to auto-teach-yourself with an online program. And because of the laziness in teaching, teachers are more to be replaced by technology!!! At this point I agree!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I just wanted to take a moment to leave a comment. I arrived at the registration office at 8:05am and there was only one person there ahead of me. The lady at the desk told me that the registration sessions don't start until 9 and they last for 2 hours. I had to be to work at 10 so there was no way that was going to work for me. There was a lady there (forgot her name) but she got me assisted with someone who was working in general pop. admissions. I just want to thank her b/c it was already so inconvenient for me to even have to come up there just to register for online classes being that I have to get a 3 month old to daycare and drive all the way from downtown Dallas to Plano to get to work. I also want to thank Ms. Cynthia Walker (we have the same last name :)) I ended up getting back a lil after 9:30 and I don't think she was initially the person who was going to help me but I am glad she did. She helped me understand the things I was confused about and recommended me classes that I should take. After all was said and done, I walked out the office at 10am. Ms. Walker and the other lady played a big part in the 3 stars otherwise I would have rated 1. There is no reason I should have had to wait almost 2 hours to be seen when I arrived at the office at 8 and there was only one other person there to be seen.

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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