Delaware Technical Community College-Owens

Route 18, Seashore Highway PO Box 610
Georgetown, DE 19947
Tel: (302)856-5400
  • 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 same as the state community college average of 21:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens is the only community colleges within Sussex County, DE.
  • The nearest community college is Wor-Wic Community College (23.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 201 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens(DE) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty201 staff151 staff
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,296 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,296 students2,939 students
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:121:1
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,803 students1,285 students
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,493 students1,654 students
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Enrollment Breakdown DE All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Black (2007-2016)
% White
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Non Resident (2007-2016)
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Ethnicity Breakdown DE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.54
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$34,000
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • 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
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,282$8,282
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%87%
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$7,508
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$3,500
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Delaware is Delaware College of Art and Design. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.