Among colleges in Dallas, Texas are Southern Methodist University, the Art Institute of Dallas, Paul Quinn College and the University of North Texas at Dallas. Paul Quinn College, founded in 1872, is one of the oldest colleges in this area.
Southern Methodist University is a private institution founded in 1911 by the United Methodist Church. Located near downtown Dallas, the university is home to seven degree-granting schools.
The Art Institute of Dallas offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in fashion design, interior design and culinary arts, among others. It was established in 1964.
Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, historically black institution founded by a group of preachers from the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Its original mission was to educate freed slaves. It is now a liberal arts college with students of all races and socio-economic groups.
The University of North Texas at Dallas is the only regionally accredited public university in the city. As of 2015, it is a small university with fewer than 3,000 students, and it offers 16 undergraduate and six graduate degree programs.