College Facts

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Collin College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management. These three programs are part of five baccalaureate-level degrees approved for Collin College to provide Collin County. The district also facilitates bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree education through multiple university partners at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney and the Frisco Campus.

Collin College has pre-admission partnerships with 10 local and regional colleges and universities. Participating students can take advantage of a number of perks including scholarship opportunities, advising, and more.


The Technical Campus offers a wide variety of trade programs, including automotive technology, collision technology, interior design, industrial automation, biomedical equipment technology, medical assisting advanced practice, certified nurse aide, EKG technician, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, rehabilitation aide, welding technology, construction management, HVAC, computer-aided drafting and design, and more.


Collin College’s Nursing Department was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing by the National League for Nursing in 2011, 2015, and 2020. The current designation will continue through 2024, extending the outstanding educational environment to the baccalaureate level.


Collin College was awarded a $3.75 million National Science Foundation grant to support the national project “Information Technology Skill Standards, 2020 and Beyond.” This four-year grant will address the critical need for IT workers and provide up-to-date, future-facing skills standards.


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


  • Founded in 1985.
  • Offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees, as well as certificates and occupational skills awards. In 2020, the college began offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity degrees. The college also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management. In 2021, the Texas Legislature granted Collin College the opportunity to offer up to five bachelor's degree programs.
  • Provides students with 11 physical campuses and iCollin, an online campus. Learn more about them here.
  • Serves more than 57,000 credit and continuing education students annually.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificates.
  • Mascot is the Cougar.
  • Colors are blue and white.
  • Student-to-full-time faculty ratio is 22:1.
  • Number and category of employees are available here.
  • 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: 2015, 2009, 2007, 2000 and four Texas Professors of the Year: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2006
    • Home to seven Minnie Stevens Piper Professors: 2015, 2014, 2009, 2008, 2001, 1991, 1984

  • Spring 2022 average student age: 22.2
  • Spring 2022 median student age: 20
  • Service Learning (2020-2021 Academic Year)

Student engagements:  1,216

Service-learning hours:  13,702

Community partners:  179

Service Learning Faculty Participation:  49

  • Top 15 universities Collin College students transfer to:

University of Texas at Dallas

University of North Texas

Texas A&M University-College Station

Texas Woman’s University

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Arlington

Texas A&M University-Commerce

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

University of Oklahoma

Texas State University-San Marcos

Baylor University

Texas Tech University

Oklahoma State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Tarleton State University

  • The number of Spring 2021 high school graduates who enrolled at Collin College from:

Allen ISD - 375 students

Frisco ISD - 881 students

McKinney ISD - 423 students

Plano ISD - 782 students

Wylie ISD - 342 students