Richardson provides access to outstanding public and private educational opportunities from kindergarten through graduate level degrees.

Richardson ISD High Schools 2011-2012
School                     Number EnrolledNumber Graduates (2011)Avg. SAT Critical ReadingAvg. SAT MathAvg. SAT Writing
L.V. Berkner2,637621471522460
Lake Highlands1,670412493515476
J.J. Pearce2,108448539578520
Richardson High2,510538493528471
RISD Avg. 497535480
Texas Avg. 474499461
Source:  RISD Office of Data Analysis and Reporting
Richardson- Plano ISD High Schools 2011-2012 
SchoolNumber EnrolledNumber GraduatesAvg. SAT Critical ReadingAvg. SAT MathAvg. SAT Writing
Plano Sr. High29151270557597541
Plano East25321403526565505 
PISD Avg. 547586532
Texas Avg. 474499461
*District Average 
Source: PISD Office of Assessment and Accountability 

Higher Education




The University of Texas at Dallas campus is in northwest Richardson. it was established in 1961 by founders of Texas Instruments as a science/ engineering graduate university. UTD became part of The University of Texas System in 1969. It is currently the most selective public university in Texas, with the highest incoming freshman SAT scores.

Richland College's (Dallas County Community College District) main campus lies on Richardson’s southern border with the city of Dallas.

DeVry University is a private university providing technical and business degrees, as well as an MBA program.

ITT Technical Institute is a private university providing technical and business degrees.


Students Enrolled in UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science - Spring 2012
SchoolNumber Enrolled
Degrees Granted
Engineering & Computer Science
Graduate 1,432237
Source: UT Dallas Office of Strategic Planning & Analysis 
Students Enrolled at Richland College and Collin College Campuses - Fall 2011
SchoolCredit Non-credit
Richland College20,3895,806 
Collin College 40,93012,520
Sources: Richland Office of Planning & Research and Collin College Office of Institutional Research

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