In Dallas, Texas, residents have access to high-quality public education and healthcare. The Dallas Independent School District is one of the largest in the nation, and it consists of 228 schools that serve approximately 161,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. There are 64 private schools in the district as well (Dallas ISD).
There are over 35 institutions of higher education in the region, including 24 private schools and four public colleges, as well as seven community colleges that provide two-year degrees.
- The University of North Texas is the ninth-largest university in the nation, with 50,000 students.
- Southern Methodist University is recognized as one of America's best colleges by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review, and
- The University of Dallas is the only Catholic university in Texas.
The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) serves the city, including Brookhaven College, North Lake College, Richland College, Cedar Valley College, El Centro College, Eastfield College, and Mountain View College.
Hospitals are plentiful in Dallas because of the city's enormous population. The Parkland Health and Hospital System is one of five Level I trauma centers in Dallas, and it is the only public hospital in the county (Parkland). All military branches have hospitals in Dallas, including the renowned Brooke Army Medical Center (Dallas Military).
Other major facilities include:
- Baylor University Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital affiliated with the Baylor Health Care System, one of the largest healthcare networks in the nation (Texas Hospitals).
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
- Methodist Dallas Medical Center – a general medical and surgical hospital; it is also a teaching institution associated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
- Methodist Hospital of Southlake is a general medical and surgical hospital.
- Children's Medical Center of Dallas is a pediatric hospital.
The system of healthcare facilities is spread across the different regions, neighborhoods, and sub-neighborhoods in Dallas; this means that people have access to a hospital close to them, no matter which part of the city they live in.