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Higher Education

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson is home to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)– an emerging national research public university in Texas.  The university prides itself on its not-so-traditional traditions: while many universities share the same collective vision of becoming global leaders, UTD goes further in their vision—seeking, also, to be a catalyst of innovation in the DFW region and in Texas.

Founded in 1969, UTD is a mere 48 years old; although it is comparably young, it’s now one of the best universities in Texas, and has been quickly gaining national and international recognition. In 2017, UTD was ranked No.1 in the United States and 21st internationally, as one of the world’s most outstanding universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.

The university offers 141 undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as numerous certifications, so if you’re looking to extend your education—the chances are that you’ll find the right degree here. Among its many recognitions and attained rankings, UTD was named one of the top 30 universities in the United States for student ethnic diversity and low student debt by the US New & World Report— so if being debt-averse has been the hindrance to attaining your first or post-graduate degree, returning to your academic path won’t be a problem here. Click the button for more information:

Richland College

Community college provides a key foundation to people from all walks of life, and with different goals: from those just beginning their journey in higher education, to those wanting to learn a new language, or those who simply love to continue learning. Luckily, Richardson has an excellent community college located right along its southern border with Dallas.

Richland College is a nationally-recognized community college that has focused its efforts on teaching, learning, and community building for more than 40 years. Through their efforts and contributions to the community, Richland College was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the White House and the Department of Commerce, it is the only community college in the country to have received this award.

The college has over 20,000 credit students representing over 130 countries and 79 spoken languages on campus—a testament to its diverse student community. For more information, visit their home page:

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