El Centro College: Ranking & Review

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El Centro College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)10,7973,6507,147

4,538 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,043 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

El Centro College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

El Centro College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

El Centro College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$3,330$5,220
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$111$174

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs418418
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities283283
Personal and Culinary Services223223
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services176176
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services158158
Legal Professions and Studies8282
Visual and Performing Arts2828
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2121
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total1,4021,402

A total of 1,402 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at El Centro College.

Graduation rate10%6%12%
  • Full-time retention rate - 54%
  • Part-time retention rate - 43%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff584
Instructional FTE265
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.elcentrocollege.edu
Address801 Main Street
Dallas, Texas, 75202-3604
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,198,000