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High Quality, Affordable Education

In-county tuition is only $59 per credit hour!

Credit Classes

For credit classes, the amount of tuition you pay is based on where you live and the number of credit hours you are taking.

Dallas County residents

If you live in Dallas County, the cost of tuition is $177 per three-hour class.

That's $59 per credit hour.​

​Compare our tuition to other higher education institutions
DCCCD $177
University of Texas at Arlington $1,048
University of Texas at Dallas $2,230
*Cost comparison based on a three-hour class.

Out-of-county residents

  • $111 per credit hour for out-of-county residents
  • $174 per credit hour (with a $200 minimum) for out-of-state/out-of-country residents

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.

Continuing Education

Tuition for continuing education/workforce training courses varies from course to course.

Check your continuing education class schedule for tuition information about a specific course.​

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What Makes the Colleges of DCCCD So Affordable?

At the colleges of DCCCD, 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, the colleges of DCCCD are your community colleges.

Take advantage of an affordable college education at one of the best community college systems in the country.

Smart starts here.

See Who We Are for more information about everything the colleges have to offer.

More Information About Tuition

  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Adults — If you are a senior adult (65 or older) who lives in or owns property in Dallas County, you can enroll in up to six hours of credit courses each semester or summer session at no cost, as long as space is available.
  • See the catalog for more information about tuition and residency.
  • Need help figuring your tuition? Use our handy tuition calculators.


Contact your college Admissions/Registrar’s Office (for credit course information) or Continuing Education/Workforce Training Office.​