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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 53,000 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 black.
  • Student- to full-time faculty ratio is 22:1.
  • Employee breakdown:
    • full-time faculty - 379
    • associate faculty - 745
    • continuing education faculty - 106
    • staff and administrators - 594
  • Faculty include three U.S. Professors of the Year, three Texas Professors of the Year and five Minnie Stevens Piper Professors.
  • Home to three U.S. Professors of the Year and three Texas Professors of the Year:
    • 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 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 six Minnie Stevens Piper Professors:
    • Dr. Kyle Wilkison (2014)
    • Dr. Peggy Brown (2009)
    • Dr. Rosemary Karr (2008)
    • R. Scott Yarbrough (2001)
    • Gary Hodge (1991)
    • Dr. Lynn Jones (1984)
  • Fall 2013 average student age: 24.7
  • Fall 2013 median student age: 21
  • About 65 percent of students with declared majors are transfer majors.
  • Service Learning*
    • Student engagements:  1,915
    • Service-learning hours:  32,943
    • Community partners:  425
    • Service Learning Faculty Participation:  65
  • Student Organization Volunteerism
    • 1,033 Students
    • 3,185 hours of service
  • 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 
    • Baylor University
    • Texas A&M University-Commerce
    • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • The number of fall 2013 high school graduates that enrolled at Collin College:
    • Plano ISD - 934 students
    • Allen ISD - 405 students
    • McKinney ISD - 375 students
    • Frisco ISD - 665 students
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Did you know that Collin College’s nursing program is the first and only Center of Excellence in Texas named by the National League for Nursing? Only 19 programs around the nation received the prestigious designation.

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 nine 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 six 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 nation’s 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?