Collin County has numerous options for continued education.  There are several colleges in the area that will service the needs of thousands of students each year.  There are trade specific schools that can service the needs of anyone.  Trade schools are important for Collin County and Texas in general.  In recent years, there has been a steady growth and development of higher education in Collin County.  For anyone looking to continue his or her education and stay in Collin County, there is a good fit in the area.


Allgood Beauty Institute

8981 2nd St. Suite 200

Frisco, TX 75033


The Allgood Beauty Institute, like much of Frisco and Collin County as a whole, has seen great growth over the last decade.  They are Texas accredited for occupational education.  Located in Frisco, this beauty institute offers financial aid programs and on the job training.  Its location offers the opportunity to work with people from numerous backgrounds and experience levels.

Anthem College-Irving

4250 Beltline Rd.

Irving, TX 75038

Anthem College in Irving is an accredited university that offers incredible occupational educational opportunities.  It has made this list for one specific reason: It has an incredible Pharmacy Technician program.  As one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States, Anthem College has met the demand.  This is a prime option for this and similar studies for those in Collin County.


Collin College

2200 W. University Dr.

McKinney, TX 75071


Collin College is one of the most recognizable and well-known schools in Collin County.  Formerly known as Collin County Community College, it recently took the name Collin College.  Based in McKinney, Collin College offers many degree programs that are accredited and high achieving.  Enrollment typically stays around 52,000 students served annually.  Collin College is known for having the cheapest tuition rates in the state of Texas of all the universities and four-year schools.

ITS Academy of Beauty – Plano

3033 W. Parker Rd. #205

Plano, TX 75023


ITS is one of the premier beauty colleges in Collin County.  They are known for attracting a high-end level of customer that knows exactly what they want.  This is a high-stress learning environment that requires a strict application process.  For those who make their way in, the rewards are massive.  This beauty college is top notch and simply unmatched in quality.

Plano Police Training Academy

4912 14th St.

Plano, TX 75074


The Plano Police Training Academy is one of the best in North Texas.  This location features everything from on-site training to a fully equipped weight room and training facility.  Recent upgrades have added space for new recruits.  In a highly competitive area for police training academies, the Plano Police Training Academy is a great option for those looking to enter into law enforcement.

Southern Methodist University

3120 Binkley Ave.

Dallas, TX 75205


SMU is one of the largest universities in the state of Texas.  Located in the heart of Dallas, it is an extremely popular option for many residents of Collin County.  For most residents of Collin County, it is just a short drive down the highway to get to the school.  For those looking for the large university classroom setting, look no further.  Southern Methodist University has garnered much recognition over the years.  Recently, an overhaul has been underway to update several buildings on the campus to integrate even more technology.  SMU offers nearly any degree desired.

Strayer University

2701 North Dallas Pkwy.

Plano, TX 75093


Strayer University is a popular choice for working class Collin County citizens.  The hours are flexible, enabling students to cater their schedules to their lifestyle needs.  They offer several online degrees that can be done at nearly any pace.  Strayer may not be a well-known institute to those searching for a college, but they have been educating and accredited for over 120 years.


Texas A&M University Commerce – McKinney

3452 Spur 399

McKinney, TX 75069


Texas A&M University Commerce is a division II school located in Commerce, TX.  However, Texas A&M Commerce recently partnered with McKinney to offer educational opportunities for Collin County residents in McKinney.  The experiences by students going this route have been tremendous.  There is talk to expand this program even more due to the high level of success they have achieved.

UNT College at Frisco

2811 Internet Blvd. STE 100

Frisco, TX 75034

This is a new extension of the well-known University of North Texas in Denton.  This extension has state of the art facilities.  Everything is brand new.  The traction is just gaining for this campus, although it is expected to be a big success for such a growing and thriving area.