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Richland College
Motto Teaching, Learning, Community Building
Established 1972[1]
Type Community college
President Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet[1]
Students 14,000[1]
Location Dallas, Texas, USA
32°55′17″N 96°44′06″W / 32.921486°N 96.73512°W / 32.921486; -96.73512Coordinates: 32°55′17″N 96°44′06″W / 32.921486°N 96.73512°W / 32.921486; -96.73512
Mascot Thunderduck
Website http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/

Richland College is a community college that is part of the Dallas County Community College District and is located in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas (USA) near the border with Richardson and Garland. The school was founded in 1972 and is the largest school in the DCCCD, featuring nearly 14,000 students. It is located on the old Jackson farm and contains 155 acres. It has preserved the rural beauty with a brook flowing through the campus. Richland offers dual enrollment, a charter high school, Richland Collegiate High School, opened in Fall 2006, and is home of the Thunderducks. The school's colors are green and purple.

In 2005, Richland became the first community college to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.[2]

The AECI is a program for international students at Richland College.

Richland College practices teaching, learning and community building throughout all of its programs. Of particular note are its excellent transfer programs and unique workforce programs. Students can earn a wide variety of certificates or Associates Degrees with emphases or fields of study in disciplines such as Multimedia, Peace Studies, Photographic/Imaging and Mass Communications/Journalism.

It has a large Student Media program, and is home to the only DCCCD radio station, KDUX Richland Web Radio.

All of the buildings at Richland are named after bodies of water in Texas, including Thunderduck Hall, named after the stream separating the campus.

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