Delaware County Community College

  • The mission of Delaware County Community College is to offer educational programs and services that are accessible, comprehensive, community centered and flexible in order to enhance the development of the communities and residents of its service area.
School Highlights
  • Delaware County Community College serves 12,459 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Delaware County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Delaware County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Delaware County Community College is Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (0.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Delaware County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 377 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Delaware County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty377 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Delaware County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Delaware County Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment12,459 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:125:1
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# Full-Time Students4,341 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students8,118 students246 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
21%
14%
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% White
68%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
10%
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Diversity Score0.490.57
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College Completion Rate
16%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,110 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,680 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,110$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,680$14,058
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,641$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,580$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Delaware County Community College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate-degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties with two campuses, three centers and several locations throughout each county. DCCC offers 46 associate degrees for transfer or career preprations, plus 36 short term certificate programs in a variety of occupational fields. Low tuition, high quality of education and award-winning faculty provides opportunity with a tradition of academic excellence. The college offers transfer programs in Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Natural Science and Science for Health Professions. Delaware County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.