Universities and Colleges in Dallas


Dallas's new slogan, 'Live Large. Think Big.' sums up the city well. Dallas, TX has big sporting teams, big shopping districts, and the biggest state fair in the country. If you're looking for subtlety, Dallas might not be it. But if you like living big, Dallas schools could be perfect for you. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dallas's population was just under 1.3 million in 2009; the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington-area has about 6.5 million people.


Studying at Dallas Colleges and Universities

There are dozens of Dallas colleges and area universities to choose from. Dallas colleges and universities include University of North Texas at Dallas, Westwood College of Technology, and Dallas County Community College District. Students at these and other Dallas colleges enjoy living in a city of non-stop entertainment options. Dallas has an active nightlife scene, live outdoor music, museums, galleries, a zoo, aquarium, and arboretum. Sports are also big in Dallas, TX, which is home to the Cowboys, Mavericks, and Stars.If you like hot weather, you'll enjoy your time at Dallas schools. Snow is a rare occurrence and skies are often sunny. October through May offers mild temperatures with highs ranging between 54 in January to 83 in May. Spring in Dallas scatters vibrant wildflowers across the landscape.

Working in Dallas, TX

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Dallas's 2009 mean annual salary was $46,110, higher than the national mean of $43,460. Dallas' cost of living was also lower than national average--about 8 percent lower, due mostly to the reasonable cost of housing in the city. The BLS notes the following as Dallas's largest industries by employment numbers:

  • Office and administrative support
  • Sales and related
  • Food preparation and serving
  • Production
  • Transportation and material moving

According to the BLS, Dallas's unemployment was 8.3 in August 2010, lower than the national average of 9.6. Dallas' competitive salaries, low cost of living, and sunny employment outlook make it a great place for graduates of schools in Dallas to settle down and make a living.

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