The Collin College Board of Trustees announced plans June 28 to build a new campus in Wylie on 43.68 acres of land donated by the City of Wylie. The campus will be adjacent to City Hall on Country Club Road, north of FM544 (East Plano Parkway). Plans are to break ground on the 415,000-square-foot campus in three years, which will include three buildings and accommodate 7,500 students.
“We are very excited to be establishing a new campus in Wylie and to be making higher education more convenient for southeastern Collin County,” said Dr. Bob Collins, who chairs the Collin College Board of Trustees. “Wylie community leaders, including both city and school district, have been great partners in enabling this project to move forward. Without their help, cooperation and persistence we couldn’t have made this possible.”
In 2015, the college’s trustees began a long-range master planning process that included in-depth studies on demographics, educational statistics, labor market demand, community impact and academic program opportunities.
Collin College serves around 52,000 students a year, in addition to 3,300 students through the Collin Higher Education Center in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas. Collin College is the only public college in the county.
“We are extremely pleased and proud that Wylie will be the site of the newest Collin College campus expanding the educational opportunities for students, not just from Wylie, but for miles around,” said Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue. “This partnership has been years in the making, and I applaud the board’s leadership in planning for the needs of future generations. We welcome Collin College to the Wylie family; we know this campus will be the jewel in the Collin College crown.”