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Whether you are attending college for the first time or are changing careers, no other institution offers you the advantages of a Collin College education. As you will see, Collin College is among the finest in the nation.

Did you know Collin College is home to eight Carnegie Professors of the Year?
Collin College has four Texas and four U.S. Professors of the Year, a feat unmatched by any college or university in the state of Texas. This achievement marks the sixth Carnegie Professor of the Year designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 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 Collin College has been designated a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence since 2011?
Collin College was the first of only three in the state and the only community college in Texas. Only 42 of the 1,900+ nursing programs in the United States hold this prestigious designation from the National League for Nursing, placing Collin College in company with Johns Hopkins University and Villanova University.

Did you know Collin College's Cary A. Israel Health Sciences Center offers immersive educational experiences?
The center, which opened in 2016, features state-of-the-art simulation labs for recreating real-life situations, in addition to dozens of classrooms and easy access to faculty offices for advising.

Did you know that our students discovered an asteroid?
Competing against students from nine countries on four continents, three Collin College students discovered a main belt asteroid now known as “2010 CK12,” between Mars and Jupiter, through a project of the Collin College Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences in partnership with NASA.

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.

Did you know Collin College has the lowest tuition in the state of Texas?
The in-county rate for tuition and fees at Collin College is the lowest in the state of all colleges and universities.

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. In fact, we recently opened a university center where students can complete junior- and senior-level courses as well as graduate and doctoral programs through our university partners.

Students like you have trusted Collin College for more than 30 years because our top priority is for students to experience first-class education. Thank you for considering us on your journey. We look forward to helping you achieve your collegiate dreams.


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