Hutchins and the surrounding area is committed to providing the educational needs to train and prepare students for professional opportunities with local businesses. Recognizing the impact that transportation and logistics plays in the community, area schools offer certification programs and degrees in Logistics Management & Technology and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Formerly Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Dallas College is one of the largest undergraduate institutions in the state of Texas. Dallas College is comprised of seven campuses - Cedar Valley, Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland - plus the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications. Together, Dallas College offers more than 100 high-demand career programs. Cedar Valley College, located just 5 miles west of City Hall in Lancaster, works closely with the City to provide training for companies and businesses located in Hutchins. Training courses range from workplace Spanish, English as a second language, to computer and high-tech skills. Continuing education for professional and occupational development is also part of the college's commitment to academic excellence and professional growth.
Located just south of downtown Dallas, The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development was created in 1989 as a combined effort of the Dallas County Community College District and the private business sector to support economic development in Dallas County. The Institute represents a long-term commitment to fostering job creation, retention and business development. Services ay the Bill J. Priest Institute include:
- Contract training and assessment to meet the needs of business and industry
- Quality career training to prepare job seekers for employment
- Cost-shared office space and affordable support services for entrepreneurs
- Counseling, training and information resources for managing, financing and operating small businesses
For more information, please visit the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development Web Page
The University of North Texas Dallas Campus first opened its doors as an extension of the University of North Texas (Denton) in 2007. The campus sits on 264 acres near the intersection of IH-35E and IH-20 on Houston School Road and is just 15 minutes from Hutchins.
Recently, The University of North Texas Dallas Campus achieved a critical enrollment goal in its quest to become the first public university in the City of Dallas. Administrators at the campus have announced that enrollment has reached 2,333 students. More importantly, the School announced that full-time equivalent student enrollment has risen to 1,032. Under current legislation, the UNT Dallas Campus can begin the process of forming an independent university once enrollment has reached 1,000 FTE.
Dr. John Ellis Price, UNT System vice chancellor and CEO of the UNT Dallas Campus, said the achievement of the campus' FTE goal is "the most important accomplishment that this campus has achieved in propelling us from a branch campus to status as an independent university." Dr. Price added that "UNT at Dallas' independent status will give the university the ability to respond to the educational and workforce development needs of North Texas and the surrounding region."
Currently the Campus offers 21 undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs. Plans include developing degree programs in emerging fields to fill a growing number of jobs in professional fields, industry and health care.
For more information, please visit the The University of North Texas Dallas Campus Web Page.
Paul Quinn College is a faith-based, four-year, undergraduate, coeducational, liberal-arts institution, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The mission of the College is to provide a quality education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Furthermore, academic excellence lies at the heart of the College's mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and appreciation of cultural diversity. Paul Quinn College is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is located about 4 miles north of Hutchins on Simpson Stuart Road in Dallas.
The College enrolls about 700 students which allows for one-on-one communication with the faculty. This past year, there were 26 full-time and 43 part-time faculty members. The college offers programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering Technology, Legal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology, Religion and Organizational Management. The College offers on-campus student dormitories, an on-campus bookstore, computer labs, varsity athletics, intramural sports, student clubs, and Honor Societies, and a host of extracurricular activities. Several social and educational experiences are offered through the Miss Paul Quinn pageant, Honors Convocation, Homecoming Activities, Honda Campus All Star Challenge, Community Service and Service Learning projects. The College also offers on-campus job fairs, career planning workshops, leadership seminars, and a guest lecture series featuring prominent, local community leaders and entrepreneurs.
For more information, please visit the Paul Quinn College Web Page.
- Baylor College of Dentistry - 12 miles
- Dallas Baptist University - 19 miles
- El Centro College - 13 miles
- Mountain View College - 20 miles
- North Lake College - 24 miles
- Northwood University - 19 miles
- Parker College of Chiropractic - 19 miles
- Southern Methodist University - 16 miles
- The Universities Center at Dallas - 13 miles
- University of Dallas - 22 miles
- University of Texas at Arlington - 29 miles
- University of Texas at Dallas - 29 miles
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 20 miles