Delgado Community College

School Highlights
  • Delgado Community College serves 18,684 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Delgado Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Orleans County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to Delgado Community College is Blue Cliff College-Metairie (4.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Delgado Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 557 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Delgado Community College(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty557 staff26 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Delgado Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Delgado Community College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment18,684 students1,493 students
Student:Teacher Ratio34:135:1
# Full-Time Students7,854 students382 students
# Part-Time Students10,830 students1,111 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
6%
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% Black
45%
35%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Delgado Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in LA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
33%
45%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
8%
9%
Diversity Score0.670.66
This chart display the diversity score of Delgado Community College and the community college average diversity score of LA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
11%
47%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Delgado Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of LA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$28,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Delgado Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of LA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,302 is less than the state average of $3,474. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,993 is more than the state average of $6,533. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,302$3,474
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,993$6,533
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Delgado Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in LA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$15,750$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Delgado Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in LA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,750$5,000

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, BasketballBaseball, Basketball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,474 per year for in-state students and $6,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,875 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.