In May 2019, Dallas County voters approved the issuance of $1.1 billion bonds and notes to construct, improve, renovate and equip buildings for Dallas County Community College District. View the
resolution canvassing returns and results.
Passage of the new DCCCD bond program will have a neutral impact on property taxes. DCCCD is projected to maintain the current debt tax rate of only two cents as it pays down the bonds.
While the average contribution by taxpayers to DCCCD is less than 5% of their total tax bill, the district’s impact on Dallas County is large, with seven colleges serving more than 100,000 students and DCCCD providing $19 million per year in free tuition scholarships.
DCCCD has the
2nd lowest tuition rate among Texas' 50 community colleges.
DCCCD serves more than 80,000 credit and 20,000 continuing education students each semester; in 2017-2018, that total was 171,556.
The district expects to see steady enrollment growth through 2030 to approximately 92,000 credit students. To help the state of Texas meet the goals of 60x30TX – a statewide initiative to award a total of 3.4 million certificates or degrees by 2030, with targeted goals for Hispanic, African American, male and economically-disadvantaged completers – more DCCCD resources and facilities are needed.
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Distribution of 2019 bond program dollars will be divided into three main categories:
Prepare North Texas workforce with programs designed to meet high-demand industry needs:
The new Dallas Education and Innovation Hub downtown will serve the entire county. The hub would include a Business Training Center and a redesigned El Centro College campus.
By 2030, enrollment is projected to increase to approximately 92k credit students districtwide. That growth is, in effect, equivalent to the size of a large college.
All projects are subject to board approval.