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El Centro College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how El Centro College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is El Centro College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

El Centro College was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

El Centro College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into El Centro College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that El Centro College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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El Centro College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at El Centro College is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at El Centro College is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at El Centro College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At El Centro College this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at El Centro College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,947 undergraduates at El Centro College with 2,005 being full-time and 10,942 being part-time.

El Centro College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

El Centro College scored 41.70 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.70 out of 100
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How Much Does El Centro College Cost?

The overall average net price of El Centro College is $6,147. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for El Centro College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,607 $6,000 $7,610 $11,550 $11,550

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of El Centro College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

The student loan default rate at El Centro College is 17.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do El Centro College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from El Centro College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,700 in their early years. This is about 25% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at El Centro College make the most money.

Location of El Centro College

El Centro College is a public institution located in Dallas, Texas. The location of El Centro College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of El Centro College

Contact details for El Centro College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202-3604
Phone: 214-860-2037

El Centro College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at El Centro College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at El Centro College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,016 students took at least one online class at El Centro College. This is an increase from the 4,538 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,016 3,462
2016-2017 4,538 3,043
2015-2016 4,385 2,877
2014-2015 2,796 2,396
2013-2014 4,088 2,472

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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