• Del Mar College is a comprehensive community college with two primary campuses located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Del Mar College is supported by local taxes, appropriations by the Texas Legislature, tuition and fees, and gifts and grants.

School Highlights

Del Mar College serves 12,008 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,008 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,846
  • Out-state tuition: $4,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Del Mar College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 953 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Del Mar College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
953 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Del Mar College has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Del Mar College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,008 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,661 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,347 students
3,460 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Del Mar College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
70%
47%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
23%
29%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.46
0.68
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College Completion Rate
13%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Del Mar College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of TX by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,846 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,808 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,846
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,808
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
82%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Del Mar College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$5,250
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Del Mar College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Del Mar College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Del Mar College, a comprehensive community college in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. The college offer more academic, occupational, technical and continuing education programs than any other college or university in the area. Each year, over 24,000 students enroll in one of our 150 different credit and noncredit programs. The college offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in over 50 university transfer majors; Associate in Applied Science degrees, Enhanced Skills Certificates, and Certificates of Achievement in more than 80 occupational fields. The College offers special scheduling options including Rapid Track, weekend, videoconferencing, telecourses, short-semester, off-campus, and online courses. 330 students took telecourses in the Fall 2003 semester, and over 1,900 students took courses online. Over 180 students took Rapid Track courses in the first Fall Rapid Track session, and over 640 students took courses on weekends. Del Mar College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Certificates of Achievement and Associate degrees.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,008 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,846
  • Out-state tuition: $4,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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