615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
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School Highlights

Delgado Community College serves 13,251 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,251 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,302
  • Out-state tuition: $6,993
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Delgado Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 898 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
Delgado Community College
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
898 staff
37 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Delgado Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Delgado Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,251 students
376 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,792 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,459 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
926 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,792 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,459 students
980 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
217 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
5%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
5%
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% Black
38%
33%
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% White
38%
45%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.70
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
8.78%
2.05%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,200
$28,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,302 is more than the state average of $2,971. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,993 is more than the state average of $6,101. The out-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,302
$2,971
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,993
$6,101
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,437
$12,567
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,776
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
20

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Delgado Community College cost?

Delgado Community College's tuition is approximately $3,302 for In-State students and $6,993 for Out-State students.

What sports does Delgado Community College offer?

Delgado Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Baseball and Basketball.

What is Delgado Community College's ranking?

Delgado Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Louisiana for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,251 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,302
  • Out-state tuition: $6,993
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,971 per year for in-state students and $6,101 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,930 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is River Parishes Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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