Education is very important to the community of Decatur both to the general population as well as to business and industry for the skills needed for their workforce. 
 


Educational Opportunities


Decatur offers a variety of educational opportunities including four year institutions, specialty institutions, community colleges, technical/trade schools all within a 50 mile radius of the city. The variety of these choices provides a pool of graduates that is ready to join the workforce every year.

Decatur ISD

Total ISD Enrollment - 3,337
School Rating Enrollment Address Phone
Carson Elementary Met Standards   468 2100 U.S. 81 Business
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7500
Decatur High School Met Standards 1061 750 E Eagle Summit Dr ive
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7200
McCarroll Middle 6th Grade Met Standards   247 1201 W Thompson Street
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7300
McCarroll Middle School Met Standards   484 1201 W Thompson Street
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7300
Rann Elementary Met Standards   559 1300 S Deer Park Road
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7600
Young Elementary Met Standards   518 379 Buchanan Road
Decatur, TX 76234
940-393-7400

Four-Year Institutions

Name Distance to Decatur Type Enrollment Address Phone
Dallas Christian College 45.9 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above
316 2700 Christian Parkway
Dallas, TX 75234

General / Admissions Phone: 972-241-3371
Texas Christian University 38.4 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above 
10,323 2800 S University Drive 
Ft. Worth, TX 76129
General Information Phone: 817-257-7000
Admissions Office Phone: 817-257-7490
Texas Wesleyan University 38.9 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above
2,474 1201 Wesleyan Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76105
General Information Phone: 817-531-4444
Admissions Office Phone: 817-531-4422
The University Of Texas At Arlington 44.4 miles Public, 
4-year
or above
41,988 701 S Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019
General Information Phone: 817-272-2011
Admissions Office Phone: 817-272-6287
University Of Dallas 47.0 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above
2,387 1845 E Northgate
Irving, TX 75062
General Information Phone: 972-721-5000
Admissions Office Phone: 972-721-5266
University Of North Texas 26.2 miles Public, 
4-year
or above
37,299 Chestnut Avenue
Denton, TX 76203
General Information Phone: 840-565-2000
Admissions Office Phone: 940-565-2681

Specialty Institutions

Name Distance to Decatur Type Enrollment Address Phone
Health Science Center Ft. Worth – University Of North Texas 35.9 miles Public, 4-year
or above
891 3500 Camp Bowie
Ft Worth, TX 76107
General Information Phone: 817-735-2000
Admissions Office Phone: 817-735-2204
Parker College Of Chiropractic 40.4 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above
976 2500 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas, TX 75229

General / Admissions Phone: 972-438-6932
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 46.9 miles Private nonprofit,
4-year or above
1,985 2001 W. Seminary Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76115 General / Admissions Phone: 817-923-1921

Community Colleges

Name Distance to Decatur Type Enrollment Address Phone
Brookhaven College 47.7 miles Public, 2-year 10,553 3939 Valley View
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
General Information Phone: 972-860-4700
Admissions Office Phone: 972-860-4883
Collin County Community College 48.3 miles Public, 2-year 28,187 4800 Preston Park Boulevard
Plano, TX 75093
General Information Phone: 972-881-5790
Admissions Office Phone: 972-881-5710
North Central Texas College 36.1 miles Public, 2-year 9,462 1525 West California
Gainesville, TX 76240
General Information Phone: 940-668-7731
Admissions Office Phone: 940-668-4222
North Lake College 43.8 miles Public, 2-year 9,871 5001 N Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX 75038
General Information Phone: 972-273-3000
Admissions Office Phone: 972-273-3183
Remington College – Fort Worth Campus 38.3 miles Private for-profit,
2-year
492 300 E Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76112
General / Admissions Phone: 817-451-0017
Tarrant County College District 36.8 miles Public, 2-year 51,688 1500 Houston Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
General Information Phone: 817-515-5100
Admissions Office Phone: 817-515-5291
Weatherford College 36.2 miles Public, 2-year 5,483 225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
General / Admissions Phone: 817-594-5471
Wise County Campus 6.7 miles Public, 2-year n/a Physical Address: 
5180 Highway 380 Bridgeport, TX 76426
Mailing Address:
502 Big Sandy Court
Bridgeport, TX 76426
n/a

Trade / Technical Colleges

Name Distance to Decatur Type Enrollment Address Phone
Aims Academy 44.4 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
122 1711 S Interstate 35e
Carrollton, TX 75006
General / Admissions Phone: 972-323-6333
American Broadcasting School 45.0 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
76 712 N Watson Road
Arlington, TX 76011
General / Admissions Phone: 817-695-2474
ATI Career Training Center 47.7 miles Private for-profit,
2-year
1,172 10003 Technology Boulevard W Dallas, TX 75220 General / Admissions Phone: 214-902-8191
High-Tech Institute- Dallas 42.9 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
762 4250 N Beltline Road
Irving, TX 75038
General / Admissions Phone: 972-871-2824
International Beauty College 44.8 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
65 2716 W Irving Boulevard
Irving, TX 75061
General / Admissions Phone: 972-513-1176
International Business School-Denton 24.9 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
n/a 2006 W University Drive
Denton, TX 76201
General Information Phone: 940-380-0024
Admissions Office Phone: 940-380-0024
ITT Technical Institute 43.0 miles Private for-profit,
2-year
793 551 Ryan Plaza Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
General / Admissions Phone: 817-794-5100
Iverson Business School & Court Reporting 44.2 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
137 1601 Ivy Lane
Arlington, TX 76011
General / Admissions Phone: 817-274-6465
Jones Beauty College 47.3 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
167 10909 Webb Chapel Road
Dallas, TX 75229
General / Admissions Phone: 214-956-0088
JPS Institute For Health Career Development 41.8 miles Public, 2-year 23 2400 Circle Drive Suite 100
Ft. Worth, TX 76119
General Information Phone: 817-920-7352
Admissions Office Phone: 817-927-1454
Mid-Cities Barber College 49.3 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
49 2345 SW 3rd Street Suite 101
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
General / Admissions Phone: 972-642-1892
Olges School Of Hair Design 40.5 miles Private for-profit,
less-than 2-year
211 5063 Old Granbury Road
Ft. Worth, TX 76133
General Information Phone: 817-294-2950
Admissions Office Phone: 888-621-7960
Westwood College Of Technology – Ft. Worth 40.0 miles Private for-profit,
2-year
367 1331 Airpot Freeway, Suite 402 Euless, TX 76040 General / Admissions Phone: 817-685-9994
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