Route 18, Seashore Highway PO Box 610
Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Delaware Technical & Community College is a statewide multi-campus community college committed to providing open admission, post-secondary education at the associate degree level. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities including career, general, developmental and transfer education, lifelong learning, workforce education and training, and community services.

School Highlights

Delaware Technical Community College-Owens serves 4,296 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,296 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,530
  • Out-state tuition: $8,282
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 201 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens
(DE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Less than 2 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
201 staff
201 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Delaware Technical Community College-Owens has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Delaware Technical Community College-Owens diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,296 students
4,296 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,803 students
1,803 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,493 students
2,493 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
305 students
222 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,803 students
1,803 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
74 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
11%
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% Black
15%
21%
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% White
71%
57%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.47
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
18%
15%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
14.06%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,800
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,530 is equal to the state average of $3,530. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,282 is equal to the state average of $8,282. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,530
$3,530
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,282
$8,282
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,750
$7,508
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$3,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Delaware Technical & Community College is a statewide institution of higher education, providing academic, technical, continuing education, and industrial training opportunities to every resident of Delaware at four conveniently located campuses. Several degree programs are offered, and the Associate in Applied Science degree is granted upon successful completion of specific curriculum requirements. In addition, diploma and certificate programs are offered in a variety of technical areas at each campus. The College and its campuses are fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, several curricula have earned program-based accreditation by various professional organizations. Located in the heart of Sussex County, our picturesque campus, situated on 146 acres with ten major buildings and a recreational complex, is the county hub for higher education. Known as the birthplace of Delaware Tech, the Owens Campus continues to be a leader in the community. Combining a reputation for nationally recognized education and our on-campus partnerships with four-year institutions, the campus offers lots of options as you choose a personalized education to fit the job market. From diverse student activities to the culture of symphony orchestra performances to being the home of national baseball champions, the Owens Campus shares excellence with Sussex County. Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, offers over 90 programs leading to an associate degree, diploma, and/or certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Delaware Technical Community College-Owens cost?

Delaware Technical Community College-Owens's tuition is approximately $3,530 for In-State students and $8,282 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,296 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,530
  • Out-state tuition: $8,282
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Delaware public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,530 per year for in-state students and $8,282 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,130 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Delaware community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Delaware is Delaware College of Art and Design. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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