Collin College employs over 2,200 at 7 campus locations, 2 of which are in Plano. The college serves an annual enrollment of more than 50,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certification programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development to area businesses both onsite and over the Internet.
Collin College recently opened an 88,000-square-foot, 2 story library at their Plano campus. The facility features an award-winning architectural design inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s style at the University of Virginia.
The Collin Higher Education Center is in neighboring McKinney, Texas. The college has partnership agreements with:
Dallas Baptist University
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas Woman's University
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of North Texas
The university partnerships provide bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the new center.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded Collin College a 3-year, $1.6 million grant to enhance the work of the school's Convergence Technology Center. The center is a collaboration between Collin College, the University of North Texas and El Centro College. The partners will use the grant money to develop a curriculum, create online courses, provided faculty with professional development and recruit underserved populations.