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External Affairs

Collin College’s Office of External Affairs serves to advance the strategic goals and legislative objectives of the college so that it may deliver on its vision of delivering a brighter future for our students and communities.

Texas’ 50 community colleges represent the greatest segment of higher education in the state, with more than 70% of all Texas freshmen and sophomores enrolled, and are a prime contributor to economic activity in their respective service regions.

About Collin College

  • Collin College has had sustained growth over its 35-year history, but the last five years have been remarkable. Now serving more than 58,000 students and maintaining a reputation for academic excellence, it offers an unmatched combination of award-winning programs and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Collin College has the lowest tuition in-district of any of the 50 community college districts in the state, and the second-lowest tax-rate.
  • Over the last two years, Collin College has added 22 new degree and certificate programs (19 approved with three pending).
  • The college has added six new off-campus instructional sites that include one new dual credit site, one new site to train police and firefighter recruits as well as emergency medical technicians for a local community (the Public Safety Training Center), plus four new campus sites. Collectively, the new campuses comprise nearly 1,000,000 square feet – a 59% increase. More information about our locations may be found at https://www.collin.edu/campuses/.
  • Most significantly, the college has successfully pursued a level change from an associate degree-granting institution to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution, offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity degrees, with a third baccalaureate degree under development.
  • Collin College recently adopted and launched its new five-year Master and Strategic Plans for 2020-2025 with priorities and goals that are designed to help accomplish the goals outlined in the State of Texas 60x30TX Strategic Higher Education Plan.
  • The college holds the distinction of being a National Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Collin College was the first in the state to win the designation when NLN awarded it to the college originally in 2011. The college’s Center of Excellence designation was renewed in 2015 and again in 2020. It’s now one of just four in Texas and remains the only community college in the state with the designation.

 

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