Delgado Community College

Tel: (504)671-5000
18,684 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
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Delgado Community College serves 18,684 students (42.04% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
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Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
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Delgado Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Orleans County, LA.
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The nearest community college is Cameron College (1.57 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 557 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Delgado Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 557 staff
61 staff
Delgado Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,684 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,684 students 1,296 students
Delgado Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Delgado Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,854 students
815 students
Delgado Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 10,830 students
1,025 students
Delgado Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Delgado Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Delgado Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Delgado Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Delgado Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Delgado Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Delgado Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Delgado Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Delgado Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Delgado Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.53
Delgado Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,302 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,993 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,302 $5,694
Delgado Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,993 $10,252
Delgado Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Delgado Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Baseball, BasketballBaseball, Basketball,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1921, Delgado is Louisiana's oldest and largest community college and serves students throughout a five parish region. Now more than ever Delgado plays an important role by providing skilled workers who will assist greatly in the recovery of our region. Our graduates are quickly hired into great jobs in health care, business, hospitality, culinary, early childhood education, funeral service, and others. From its original location on City Park Avenue, in the heart of New Orleans, the Delgado Community College has expanded to numerous sites, including the West Bank Campus, the Northshore, Slidell, and the historic Charity School of Nursing. You can get on the fast track for a good paying job in a little as two years with an associate degree or certificate from one of Delgado's more than 70 different programs of study in technology, health sciences, business, arts and humanities, sciences and math. The City Park Campus is centrally located on City Park Avenue and serves the urban area of the city of New Orleans. This campus is the original site of Delgado Community College and remains the largest campus with more than 60 academic programs. Prior to Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005) the City Park Campus served approximately 10,000 students. Flooding and wind from the hurricane damaged approximately 70% of the facilities on the campus. Lack of facilities, displaced faculty, staff and students, as well as the devastation suffered throughout the greater New Orleans community forced the college to suspend the fall 2005 semester at this and all other locations.

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,186 per year for in-state students and $5,833 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,355 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.