• Education In & Around Rowlett

  • Depending on place of residence, students of Rowlett are served by one of the following school districts:

    Garland Independent School District


    Rockwall Independent School District

    • Serves a small portion of Rowlett
    • 13 Prekindergarten & Elementary Schools
    • 3 Middle Schools
    • 3 High Schools
  • Local Higher Education & Distance Learning 

    Because of Rowlett’s proximity to Dallas, higher education opportunities abound in and around Rowlett.

    Texas State University: Distance Learning

    Programs offered at Texas State University are online and hybrid programs, which means they are partially offered online and partially on campus.

    University of Texas at Dallas

    Located approximately 17 miles away from Rowlett in Richardson, UT Dallas was recently ranked number one in the U.S. among universities founded less than 50 years ago. It offers 142 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

    College for All Texans 

    Texas students will find college application and financial aid information for Texas higher education institutions.

    Texas Colleges & Universities for 2017 

    This resource shows the latest rankings for higher education in Texas and throughout the country. Rankings are based on several factors including tuition costs, alumni earnings, student/teacher ratio, and the number of students receiving financial aid.

    Texas Accredited Online Colleges & Universities

    Students can find accredited universities and colleges in Texas that offer online programs and degrees. 

    Universities & Colleges in Texas Offering Online Learning

    Search for schools in Texas that offer online course by tuition amount, school type, location, student population and degree types and levels.

  • Community Colleges, Vocational Schools & Workforce Development

    Rowlett’s vibrant workforce is served best when workers have the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of today’s workplace.

    Eastfield College

    Located in nearby Mesquite, Eastfield College is part of the Dallas County Community College District. It serves students in the eastern portion of Dallas County, which includes Rowlett.

    Richland College

    Richland College is another school in the Dallas County Community College District, located in Garland.

    Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center

    Students are afforded a unique opportunity to receive advanced instruction in career and technical education courses while receiving their high school education. They can stay enrolled in their high school while also attending courses at GRCTC in Garland.

    Vocational & Trade Schools in Texas

    Texas vocational and trade schools offer hands-on and online training for students interested in entering the workforce as soon as possible. Search for technical and career programs in Texas and nationwide and discover how they help prepare students for the skilled trades and health care careers.

    Finding the Best Online Community Colleges

    Community colleges in Texas offer online learning opportunities. Students can use this guide to search for community colleges that offer online courses in Texas and throughout the country.

    Nursing Schools in Texas

    Find nursing schools in Texas and learn about the requirements for becoming a licensed nurse in the state.

    Guide to Careers Requiring a 2-year Degree or Less

    Some careers in healthcare, technology and creative fields only require a certificate or 2-year associate degree. Learn about the careers that don’t require a 4-year degree, and compare salaries and job growth.

  • Business Education Resources & Opportunities

    Members of the business community who wish to further their education in business and acquire new business skills have several opportunities to do so.

    Southern Methodist University

    SMU is a private university located about 20 miles from Rowlett in Dallas, with travel time ranging from a half hour to 45 minutes. The school offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. SMU also offers continuing and professional education, with courses available on campus and online.

    West Texas A&M MBA Online

    Texas students residing in Rowlett who want to earn an MBA don’t need to relocate to do it. Several online MBA programs are available throughout Texas, including at West Texas A&M.

    University of Texas Extension 

    University of Texas offers self-paced, transferable, and semester-based online courses.

    Accelerated MBA programs

    Accelerated programs are available online and at several schools throughout the nation, including schools in Texas. Learn what to expect in these programs, which are designed for students eager to bring their education to the business world in a short amount of time.

    Online MBA Guide

    This is a comprehensive look at online majors and degree programs for students who need flexibility when studying for an MBA. Students can search for affordable programs and see how the program ranks against other master’s degrees offered online.

    Student Guide to the Online MBA in Entrepreneurship

    Innovative business people who want the education to support their ideas are seeking out MBA programs that let them do just that. The MBA in entrepreneurship offers courses in finance, decision making and more.

    The Accredited Online MBA

    Students considering attending MBA school online in Texas or at any U.S. school will need to do their due diligence when selecting a program. It’s important for these students to look for schools that have accreditation, including the ASCSB accreditation specifically for schools of business.

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