Collin College

Spring Creek Campus

Collin County Community College, Spring Creek Campus

Spring Creek campus in Plano, Texas. Photo by David R. Tribble, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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The voters of Collin County approved the establishment of the Collin County Community College District, the election of a nine-member board, and a $70 million bond issue for the construction of two campuses on April 6, 1985. The first classes began in fall 1985, when 1,326 students met in high schools throughout the county. The central campus, on 155 acres near the intersection of U.S. highways 75 and 380 in McKinney, opened to over 2,000 students in January 1986.

In the fall of 1988 construction of a second campus was completed. The Spring Creek Campus, a 380,000-square-foot complex, is located on 110 acres at Spring Creek Parkway and Jupiter in east Plano. Besides classrooms, laboratories, and office space, this campus includes a physical education complex, a theater, a food-service area, a conference center, a learning-resource center, and a child-development center. The college subsequently added four more locations: the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, in Plano; the Preston Ridge Campus, which opened in 1995 in Frisco; CCCCD@Allen, a cooperative effort with the Allen Independent School District that opened in 1999; and the College Center at Rockwall, a cooperative effort with the Rockwall ISD that opened in 1999.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Collin College is part of or belongs to the following places:

Date of Founding Notes

Classes first held in 1985 as Collin County Community College

People

  • District President, Dr. H. Neil Matkin 2015–Present

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Collin College is classified as a College or University

External Websites

Fall Faculty Count, 2019 View more »

1,461

Fall Enrollment Count, 2022 View more »

33,728