• 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 9,989 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,989 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,110
  • Out-state tuition: $11,680
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Delaware County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 673 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Delaware County Community College
(PA) 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
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
673 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Delaware County Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Delaware County Community College diversity score of 0.59 is equal to the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,989 students
447 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,478 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,511 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
657 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,478 students
292 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,511 students
229 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
6%
4%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
23%
12%
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% White
59%
61%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.59
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
21%
59%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Delaware County Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,800
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Delaware County Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,110 is less than the state average of $9,730. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,680 is less than the state average of $13,992. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$8,110
$9,730
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,680
$13,992
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Delaware County Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Delaware County Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,250
$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Delaware County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,111
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Delaware County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
85%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Delaware County Community College cost?

Delaware County Community College's tuition is approximately $8,110 for In-State students and $11,680 for Out-State students.

What schools are Delaware County Community College often compared to?

Delaware County Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Community College of Philadelphia by visitors of our site.

What is Delaware County Community College's ranking?

Delaware County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,989 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,110
  • Out-state tuition: $11,680
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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