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Collin College Facts
  • Founded in 1985.
  • Offers associate of arts, science and applied science degrees, associate of arts in teaching, certificates and marketable skills achievement awards.
  • Comprised of:
    • Allen Center - 300 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen
    • Central Park Campus - 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney
    • Collin Higher Education Center - 3452 Spur 399, McKinney
    • Courtyard Center - 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano
    • Preston Ridge Campus - 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
    • Spring Creek Campus - 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
    • Rockwall Center - 2610 Observation Trail, Rockwall
  • Serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates.
  • Mascot is the Cougar.
  • Colors are blue and white.
  • Student- to full-time faculty ratio is 19.7:1.
  • Employee breakdown:
    • full-time faculty - 419
    • associate faculty - 771
    • continuing education faculty - 136
    • full-time staff and administrators - 624
  • Faculty include four U.S. Professors of the Year, four Texas Professors of the Year and seven Minnie Stevens Piper Professors.
  • Home to four U.S. Professors of the Year and four Texas Professors of the Year:
    • U.S. Professor of the Year Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy (2015)
    • U.S. Professor of the Year Dr. Tracey McKenzie (2009)
    • U.S. Professor of the Year Dr. Rosemary Karr (2007)
    • U.S. Professor of the Year Brad Baker (2000)
    • Texas Professor of the Year Dr. Collin Thomas (2014)
    • Texas Professor of the Year Ceilidh Charleson-Jennings (2013)
    • Texas Professor of the Year Dr. Greg Sherman (2012)
    • Texas Professor of the Year Jennifer O’Laughlin-Brooks (2006)
  • Home to seven Minnie Stevens Piper Professors:
    • Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy (2015)
    • Dr. Kyle Wilkison (2014)
    • Dr. Peggy Brown (2009)
    • Dr. Rosemary Karr (2008)
    • R. Scott Yarbrough (2001)
    • Gary Hodge (1991)
    • Dr. Lynn Jones (1984)
  • Fall 2015 average student age: 23.7
  • Fall 2015 median student age: 20
  • About 64 percent of students with declared majors are transfer majors.
  • Service Learning
    • Student engagements:  1,853
    • Service-learning hours:  22,966
    • Community partners:  266
    • Service Learning Faculty Participation:  66
  • Top 10 universities Collin College students transfer to:
    • The University of Texas at Dallas   
    • University of North Texas
    • Texas Tech University
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Texas A&M University
    • Texas Woman's University
    • The University of Texas at Arlington 
    • Texas A&M University-Commerce
    • University of Arkansas
    • Texas State University
  • The number of fall 2014 high school graduates that enrolled at Collin College:
    • Plano ISD - 968 students
    • Allen ISD - 404 students
    • McKinney ISD - 418 students
    • Frisco ISD - 653 students
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Did you know that Collin College has been designated a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence since 2011, making it the first of only three in the state and the only community college in Texas. The college's nursing program is one of only 42 Centers of Excellence in the nation out of more than 1,900 nursing programs..

Did you know that Collin College has the lowest tuition of the 125 public and private colleges and universities in the state of Texas?

Did you know that three Collin College students discovered a new asteroid? Competing with students from nine countries on four continents, the students discovered a main belt asteroid, located in the region between Mars and Jupiter.

Did you know that Collin College has pre-admission partnerships with ten local and regional colleges and universities? Participating students can take advantage of a number of perks including guaranteed admission, scholarship opportunities, advising and more.

Did you know that eight Collin College faculty have been named the Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education? A feat unmatched by any college or university in the state of Texas, the college holds more Professor of the Year accolades than Cornell, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, John Hopkins, Georgetown, Rice, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Did you know that three consecutive Collin College students have received the largest private transfer scholarship in the nation? Moriah Walton (2014), Jenifer Buchan (2013) and Cameron Woolley (2012) all received the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 a year to finance undergraduate education.

Did you know that the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney is the county’s first university center offering junior and senior level undergraduate classes as well as masters and doctoral programs?

Did you know Collin College was awarded a $20 million federal grant for new jobs in emerging technology? More than 200 community colleges around the country applied but only 32 were selected by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, Collin College students have exclusive access to our pre-admission partnerships with universities, Weekend College, eCollin, the Honors Institute, renovated campuses and much more.