The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) was established in 1965 and now includes seven separately accredited colleges, a center for educational telecommunications and distance learning, and an economic development institute. In addition, five community campuses have opened to serve students in areas that have been underserved. DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the state. Academic, vocational/technical, remedial and personal development programs are provided to some 80,000 (Fall 2017) credit enrolled students and to an additional 21,000 (Fall 2017) students enrolled in continuing education/non-credit courses. In addition, the District has 17,000 Dual Credit students (Fall 2017).