Dallas, Texas Education and City Information

Nov 13, 2022

Information about Dallas, Texas

Situated on the Trinity River, Dallas straddles several counties, including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall. The city has a fairly diverse population, with almost 58 percent of residents identifying themselves as white in the 2021 U.S. Census, almost 25 percent as black or African American, and more than 3 percent as Asian. Additionally, nearly 42 percent of residents claimed to be of Hispanic or Latino descent.

There's a lot to do and see in Dallas, from events - including the Texas State Fair - at Fair Park to exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Art, concerts, and dance and theater performances at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Nature lovers can enjoy the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, and Botanical Garden or Dallas World Aquarium, while sports enthusiasts can catch a game featuring the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, MLB's Texas Rangers, NBA's Dallas Mavericks, NHL's Dallas Stars or MLS' FC Dallas.

Dallas Educational Opportunities

U.S. News & World Report ranked Southern Methodist University in Dallas 72nd among national universities in 2022. This private university, with an enrollment of nearly 12,300 students as of Fall 2021, confers bachelor's through doctoral degrees, as well as postbaccalaureate and post-master's certificates.

Dallas Baptist University also was ranked by U.S. News in 2022, rating 331-440th among national universities. This private university enrolled just over 4,300 students as of Fall 2021. Other small, private nonprofit schools in Dallas include Criswell College, Dallas Christian College, Parker University, and Paul Quinn College.

Students seeking a 2-year education have several large community colleges to choose from in Dallas. These include Richland College, El Centro College, and Mountain View College, which enrolled over 69,000 students (parent college).

Dallas Economy

Major industries in Dallas encompass the sectors of telecommunications, food manufacturing, IT services, logistics, media, and building design and construction. Several Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines, and Energy Future Holdings Corp., are headquartered in Dallas. Additionally, the city is among the country's popular destinations for business travel, with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center offering more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space.

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