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
    • McKinney Campus (Central Park) - 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney
    • Collin Higher Education Center - 3452 Spur 399, McKinney
    • Courtyard Center - 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano
    • Frisco Campus (Preston Ridge)- 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
    • Plano Campus (Spring Creek) - 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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