Our Campus

Wade College offers students the opportunity to learn in the heart of the merchandising, design, and information technology industries.  The college is part of the Dallas Market Center, the world’s largest wholesale merchandising and design complex and the Dallas INFOMART, the largest data center in Texas and the world’s first and only information processing marketing center.  The Dallas Market Center is a 6.9 million square-foot complex consisting of four buildings. The complex consists of the Trade Mart, Market Hall, the International Trade Plaza, and the World Trade Center.  Students have access to a complex that hosts over 50 markets a year.  The INFOMART is a 1.6 million square feet, 18 acre single-building campus hosting dozens of technology companies in its 7 floor complex. The Dallas Decorative Center and Design District are also nearby. The opportunities to learn from working professionals and learn within a professional setting abound.

Because Wade College is affiliated with the Dallas Market Center, INFOMART, and Design District, students at Wade College have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, work daily in showrooms, data centers, or interior design firms, and/or work the more than 50 markets a year, thus gaining priceless industry experience.  Many students make connections that allow them to travel to other markets around the country as well as to enter permanent employment once they graduate.   

Wade College occupies approximately 16,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the INFOMART building and another 800 square feet on the first floor of the World Trade Center of the Dallas Market Center.  Additional areas throughout the complex are also available for college use.  These areas are used for student orientations, exhibits, portfolio presentations, large assemblies, presentations by special guest lecturers, and commencement ceremonies. 

At Wade College, every student, regardless of specialty, has access to every course and every facility.  Classrooms are spacious.  Student-to-professor ratio is approximately thirteen-to-one, and the student-to-computer ratio is about three-to-one.  Wade College uses state-of-the-art equipment including multimedia-equipped classrooms, a fashion design studio, an interior design studio, an art studio, and three computer laboratories, including one dedicated to visual communication and a lab dedicated to information technology with server and hardware equipment available. Various other equipment and support materials are available for the art and design studio courses. 

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