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Grand Prairie, Texas Colleges

Grand Prairie, Texas is a great place to study or work with Dallas as its neighbor and business and education opportunities available within the city.

Grand Prairie, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Grand Prairie, Texas. Each degree from a Grand Prairie, Texas Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Texas, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Grand Prairie, Texas Colleges and Universities

Grand Prairie, Texas is more than just a Six Flags corporate office and the ex-headquarters of American Airlines. This town of 175,000 people is also a great destination for college students and workers; it's also a bonus that Dallas is located just 15 miles away.

Grand Prairie schools and colleges

There are two career-training colleges available to students in Grand Prairie: Lincoln College of Technology and Arlington Career Institute. At Lincoln College of Technology, students can choose to pursue diplomas based in automotive tech, collision repair, diesel, HVAC, and welding. At Arlington Career Institute, students can complete certificate programs to become a paralegal/legal assistant, court reporter, medical assistant, medical office specialist or administrative assistant.

The nearest university is Dallas Baptist University. A Christian school of some 3,500 students, DBU offers bachelor's degrees in about 60 fields of study that range from biology to Christian studies. Students can also pursue one of more than 50 graduate degree programs as well as a unique PhD program in leadership studies. Tuition at Dallas Baptist costs about $20,000 a year. However, if you are looking for other educational opportunities, several colleges located within a half hour drive of Grand Prairie, including the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Wesleyan University, can provide them.

Grand Prairie economy

Grand Prairie residents enjoy a thriving economy where the main industries are education, health care and manufacturing; the city's top three employers are Grand Prairie Independent School District, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, and Poly-America, Inc. Grand Prairie's population grew a whopping 37.6 percent between 2000 and 2010, suggesting this exciting Texas town shouldn't be slowing down anytime soon and could be the perfect proving ground for those with a recent college education.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and USA Today College. His interests include education, philosophy, and lengthy road trips.

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