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Delaware County Community College Overview

Delaware County Community College is a public institution situated in Media, Pennsylvania. Delaware County Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Delaware County Community College Known For?

1,457 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Delaware County Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Delaware County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Delaware County Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#246 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Delaware County Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Precision Production Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Delaware County Community College?

Location of Delaware County Community College

Contact details for Delaware County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063-1094
Phone: 610-359-5000
Website: www.dccc.edu

How Do I Get Into Delaware County Community College?

You can apply to Delaware County Community College online at: https://www.dccc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admissions/how-apply

Since Delaware County Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Delaware County Community College?

33% Take Out Loans
13.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Delaware County Community College, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $4,854 a year. That adds up to $19,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delaware County Community College is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Delaware County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,850 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,703 undergraduate students at Delaware County Community College, with 2,850 being full-time and 7,853 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Delaware County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,850 full-time undergraduates at Delaware County Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Delaware County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Delaware County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Delaware County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 178
Black or African American 636
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 1,533
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 369

Over 48 countries are represented at Delaware County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Delaware County Community College

1,655 Took All Classes Online
4,030 Took At Least One Class Online
9.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,030 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Delaware County Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 38th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Delaware County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Delaware County Community College was 9.4%. This is the #1,375 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Delaware County Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Delaware County Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 26%
Computer Software & Applications 60%
Education 5%
Educational Administration 33%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Delaware County Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Delaware County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #32
Human Resource Management #73
Computer & Information Sciences #209

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Delaware County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 28 173 0 201
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 195 0 195
Business Administration & Management 0 188 0 188
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 23 107 130
Health Sciences & Services 0 120 0 120
General Psychology 0 72 0 72
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 65 0 69
General Engineering 0 37 0 37
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 35 0 0 35
Allied Health Professions 0 30 4 34
Communication & Media Studies 0 31 0 31
Sociology 0 27 0 27
Computer Information Systems 0 26 0 26
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 16 4 23
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 21 0 0 21
Computer Systems Networking 0 19 0 19
Accounting 5 13 0 18
Legal Support Services 0 9 9 18
Precision Metal Working 13 3 2 18
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 7 9 16
Design & Applied Arts 0 16 0 16
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 14 1 0 15
Computer Programming 0 11 1 12
Journalism 0 11 0 11
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 10 0 10
Human Resource Management 9 0 0 9
Hospitality Management 0 8 0 8
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 4 4 0 8
Information Technology 3 4 0 7
Carpentry 7 0 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 7 0 7
Educational Administration 6 0 0 6
Precision Production Trades 0 6 0 6
Computer Software & Applications 1 4 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 2
Culinary Arts 0 2 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 0 2
General Business/Commerce 0 1 0 1
Plumbing & Water Supply 1 0 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 1
Political Science & Government 0 1 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 162 1,159 136 1,457

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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