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Located in Dallas, Texas, El Centro College is a public institution. Dallas is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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El Centro College Rankings

We have ranked El Centro College as #242 out of 1,633 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. El Centro College also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

El Centro College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at El Centro College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#26 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards El Centro College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#31 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#65 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#147 Best Associate Degree Colleges College Factual
#176 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#217 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual

Where Is El Centro College?


Contact details for El Centro College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1601 Botham Jean Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215-3604
Phone: 972-669-6400

How Do I Get Into El Centro College?

You can apply to El Centro College online at:

Since El Centro College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford El Centro College?

8% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At El Centro College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $4,591 a year. That adds up to $18,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at El Centro College is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

El Centro College Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,769 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 74,781 undergraduate students at El Centro College, with 18,769 being full-time and 56,012 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 18,769 full-time undergraduates at El Centro College, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of El Centro College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,804
Black or African American 3,818
Hispanic or Latino 9,135
White 2,823
International Students 66
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,123

Over 61 countries are represented at El Centro College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at El Centro College

66,451 Took All Classes Online
68,751 Took At Least One Class Online
450.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 68,751 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at El Centro College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of El Centro College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at El Centro College was 450.6%. This is the #87 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at El Centro College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

El Centro College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Registered Nursing 203 0 203
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 18 18
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 10 10
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0
TOTAL 203 28 231


*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.

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