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Posted on: January 16, 2020




Officials ceremonially break ground at the Collin College Celina Campus site on Jan. 16. Pictured are (from left) Collin College Board of Trustees Vice Chair Andrew Hardin, Collin College Board of Trustees Member Fred Moses, Collin College Board of Trustees Member Jay Saad, Collin College Founding President Dr. John Anthony, Collin College Board of Trustees Member Dr. Stacey Donald, Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin, Celina Mayor Sean Terry, Celina City Council Member Andy Hopkins, Celina ISD Superintendent Rick DeMasters, Collin College Board of Trustees Treasurer Dr. Raj Menon, and Celina ISD Board Secretary Jeff Gravley.

Jan. 16, 2020 – Officials broke ground today on the Collin College Celina Campus, a 96,000-square-foot facility serving northwestern Collin County. Scheduled to open in Fall 2021, the campus is located at 901 Choate Pkwy. (County Road 88) in Celina.

Sitting on approximately 75 acres with a picturesque natural water feature, phase one of the new campus includes classrooms, a library, computer and science labs, and student enrollment services.

“Celina is one of the fastest growing cities in the area,” said Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin. “We are thrilled to bring higher education to northwestern Collin County, and we could not do this without our strong partnerships with Celina leaders.”

Serving approximately 2,500 students when fully occupied, phase one of the Collin College Celina Campus will provide courses for academic transfer as well as business management, computer-aided drafting and design, information technology, and health professions.

“The Celina groundbreaking marks a new chapter for Collin College,” said Dr. J. Robert Collins, Collin College Board of Trustees chair. “Now, we will truly be serving residents throughout Collin County. With the Technical Campus and Wylie Campus opening in Fall 2020, and the Celina and Farmersville campuses opening in Fall 2021, along with our current campuses, students won’t have to travel far for excellent higher education.”

The Collin College Celina Campus was designed by The Beck Group and is being built using the construction-manager-at-risk delivery method by JT Vaughn Construction LLC.

Collin College serves more than 59,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, including new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity 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. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which has an enrollment of 3,500 each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit

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