Delgado Community College
Delgado Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 557 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Delgado Community College||(LA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||557 staff||26 staff|
|Total Enrollment||18,684 students||1,493 students|
|# Full-Time Students||7,854 students||382 students|
|# Part-Time Students||10,830 students||1,111 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,200||$28,200|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, BasketballBaseball, Basketball,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Founded in 1921, Delgado is Louisiana's oldest and largest community college and serves students throughout a five parish region. Now more than ever Delgado plays an important role by providing skilled workers who will assist greatly in the recovery of our region. Our graduates are quickly hired into great jobs in health care, business, hospitality, culinary, early childhood education, funeral service, and others. From its original location on City Park Avenue, in the heart of New Orleans, the Delgado Community College has expanded to numerous sites, including the West Bank Campus, the Northshore, Slidell, and the historic Charity School of Nursing. You can get on the fast track for a good paying job in a little as two years with an associate degree or certificate from one of Delgado's more than 70 different programs of study in technology, health sciences, business, arts and humanities, sciences and math. The City Park Campus is centrally located on City Park Avenue and serves the urban area of the city of New Orleans. This campus is the original site of Delgado Community College and remains the largest campus with more than 60 academic programs. Prior to Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005) the City Park Campus served approximately 10,000 students. Flooding and wind from the hurricane damaged approximately 70% of the facilities on the campus. Lack of facilities, displaced faculty, staff and students, as well as the devastation suffered throughout the greater New Orleans community forced the college to suspend the fall 2005 semester at this and all other locations.
- The nearest community college to Delgado Community College is Blue Cliff College-Metairie (4.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 892 students | 4.30 Mi3200 Cleary Ave
Metairie,  LA  70002
- n/a students | 4.30 Mi3727 Louisa St
New Orleans,  LA  70126
- 289 students | 5.10 Mi5200 Blair Drive
Metairie,  LA  70001
- 120 students | 5.60 Mi1415 Whitney Ave
Gretna,  LA  70053
- 361 students | 8.20 Mi2500 Williams Boulevard
Kenner,  LA  70062
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Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
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