Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.
Calculate your in-county tuition
Calculate your out-of-county tuition
Most distance learning students who live out of state will be charged an additional $55 per credit hour for
distance learning tuition.
See the complete
Tuition Schedule for Credit Courses.
Tuition for continuing education/workforce training courses varies from course to course.
continuing education class schedule for tuition information about a specific course.
El Centro College, you get the same course, same learning objectives and the same quality of instruction at a better price!
How can the colleges offer the same course and charge so much less?
"Community" is key to the answer about cost at the colleges. As community colleges, the colleges of DCCCD are college for the people, funded by the people.
A portion of local property taxes collected annually by Dallas County supports the colleges. Those tax dollars, in addition to funding from the state of Texas and tuition charges, make it possible for the colleges to provide high-quality course offerings at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
Because state and private universities don’t have a local tax base for additional support, they must charge higher tuition rates.
As a Dallas County resident,
El Centro College is your community college.
Take advantage of an affordable college education at one of the best community college systems in the country.
Smart starts here.
Contact your college
Admissions/Registrar’s Office (for credit course information) or
Continuing Education/Workforce Training Office.