• 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-Terry serves 13,660 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,660 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,530
  • Out-state tuition: $8,282
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,162 teachers has grown by 583% over five years.
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
(DE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,162 staff
201 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Delaware Technical Community College-Terry has grown by 364% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Delaware Technical Community College-Terry diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,660 students
4,296 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,110 students
1,803 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,550 students
2,493 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Delaware Technical Community College-Terry.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
74 students
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
11%
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% Black
25%
21%
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% White
49%
57%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.67
0.62
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College Completion Rate
15%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,000
$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 declined by 23% 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 declined by 24% 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
88%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,824
$8,824
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Delaware Technical Community College-Terry and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$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. Delaware Technical & Community College is a dynamic institution of higher education serving all of Delaware. In addition to four locations placed strategically in each of Delaware's counties, the College also offers various distance learning opportunities. In 2002-2003, Delaware Tech enrolled 41,406 different individuals, 93% of whom were Delaware residents. The average age of students at Delaware Tech is 28. The Terry Campus currently enrolls approximately 3,000 students each semester in credit courses.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,660 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,530
  • Out-state tuition: $8,282
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • 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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