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 10,703 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 673 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
Delaware County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty673 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Delaware County Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Delaware County Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,703 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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# Full-Time Students2,850 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students7,853 students146 students
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
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% Black
28%
15%
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% White
53%
56%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
6%
11%
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Diversity Score0.630.64
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College Completion Rate
18%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,110 is less than the state average of $10,168. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,680 is less than the state average of $14,356. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,110$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,680$14,356
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid61%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,978$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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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