Education Report Richardson provides access to outstanding public and private educational opportunities from pre-k through graduate level degrees. Public education K-12. Dallas County Richardson residents attend Richardson Independent School District. Collin County Richardson residents attend Plano ISD. Various Private schools provide pre-school through high school educational options. Founded in 1854 to educate the children of local farmers, small business owners and others who had settled near the railroad just outside of Dallas, our schools have been a focal point of our community for over 150 years. The Richardson Independent School District has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, and is continually recognized at both the state and national levels. The Plano Independent School District has a tradition of excellence spanning more than 100 years. With a mission to "educate, inspire and empower every student to activate their unique potential in a dynamic world," Plano ISD provides great opportunities for students and educators alike, making the communities served excellent places to live, work and learn. Higher Education For nearly 50 years, Dallas College - Richland Campus has focused on teaching, learning and community building. Richland’s richly diverse student population provides a global experience to enhance students’ future success in the broader world community. It's located at 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243, on our southern border with the city of Dallas. Collin College serves more than 56,000 credit and continuing education students annually through 12 campuses and centers in Allen, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Rockwall, Wylie and the iCollin virtual campus. Established in 1985, it offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, including a growing number of new bachelor's degrees. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. The University of Texas at Dallas was established in 1961 by the founders of Texas Instruments, as a science and engineering graduate university. UTD became part of The University of Texas System in 1969. Find out more on the UT Dallas Fast Facts page and by using this By the Numbers resource.