Del Mar College

  • 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 10,439 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Del Mar College is one of 2 community colleges within Nueces County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Del Mar College is Kaplan College-Corpus Christi (2.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Del Mar College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 395 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Del Mar College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty395 staff76 staff
Del Mar College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Del Mar College has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Del Mar College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,439 students3,921 students
Del Mar College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
Del Mar College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,831 students1,055 students
Del Mar College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,608 students2,866 students
Del Mar College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Del Mar College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Del Mar College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Del Mar College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Del Mar College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Del Mar College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Del Mar College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Del Mar College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Del Mar College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.69
Del Mar College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Del Mar College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$34,000
Del Mar College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,846 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,808 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,846$4,026
Del Mar College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,808$6,207
Del Mar College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%83%
Del Mar College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,992$9,500
Del Mar College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,250
Del Mar College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 399 students | 2.60 Mi1620 S. Padre Island Drive, #600
    Corpus Christi TX  78416
  • 3,759 students | 51.30 Mi3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville TX  78102
  • 4,146 students | 77.00 Mi2200 E Red River
    Victoria TX  77901
  • 5,225 students | 108.10 Mi1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen TX  78550
  • Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private, for profit
    519 students | 118.10 Mi1500 S. Jackson
    Mcallen TX  78503
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.