North Lake College

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North Lake College
TypeCommunity College
Parent institution
Dallas County Community College District
ChancellorDr. Joe May
PresidentChrista Slejko
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, 276 acres (1.12 km2)
ColorsBlue and Green
AffiliationsMetro Athletic Conference

North Lake College is a public community college in Irving, Texas. It is part of the Dallas County Community College District. The school opened in 1977 and features an enrollment of about 5,000 credit students and an additional 3,000 continuing education students.


In 2005 the college purchased a 35.8-acre (145,000 m2) tract of land in Coppell, Texas as the site of a satellite campus, which opened in 2008 as North Lake College - North Campus. The North Campus location in far northwestern Dallas County pulls students not only from Dallas County, but also from neighboring Tarrant County and Denton County. The North Campus is also home to the college's logistics technology program.

North Lake College - South Campus was opened in fall 2009 and is located on the northeast corner of Shady Grove and MacArthur Boulevard in Irving, with the primary purpose of providing educational opportunities for those in need of basic academic skills, language acquisition, and job competencies in the under-served areas of South Irving.

In 2019 the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) opened North Lake Early College High School,[1] which has a campus for students in grades 9-10 at North Lake South and will have a grade 11-12 campus at North Lake North. The school is not within DISD's boundaries but DISD is allowed to operate it as such under Texas law.[2]


The North Lake College Blazers compete within the Metro Athletic Conference, a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III non-scholarship conference. Sports at North Lake include men's basketball, baseball, and women's soccer and volleyball.[3]

In 2006 the North Lake College men's basketball team defeated the Gloucester County College (located in Sewell, New Jersey) team to claim the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Championship. The NLC men's team won the NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship in 2008 and 2017.


  1. ^ "About North Lake ECHS". North Lake Early College High School. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  2. ^ Ayala, Eva-Marie (2018-06-07). "Dallas ISD seeks to partner with businesses to revamp shop, tech classes and get more students into good jobs". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  3. ^ "North Lake". North Lake. Retrieved 2019-06-19.

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Coordinates: 32°52′16″N 96°58′01″W / 32.871°N 96.967°W / 32.871; -96.967