• 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 10,678 students (15% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,678 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,846
  • Out-state tuition: $4,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 953 teachers has grown by 141% over five years.
Del Mar College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Del Mar College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,678 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,595 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,083 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
529 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,595 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,083 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
67%
46%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
24%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.49
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.75%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,846 is more than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,808 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,846
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,808
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,250
$10,765
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Del Mar College cost?

Del Mar College's tuition is approximately $3,846 for In-State students and $4,808 for Out-State students.

What is Del Mar College's ranking?

Del Mar College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,678 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,846
  • Out-state tuition: $4,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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