Delaware County Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,647
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.98%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
9,989
24.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
20.8%
188 Graduates

About

Delaware County Community College is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Delaware County Community College were .

In 2020, 1,395 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware County Community College. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (829 degrees), 2.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware County Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,230 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware County Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,230 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,647.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students attending Delaware County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,750
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Delaware County Community College was $3,750. The cost of tuition at Delaware County Community College is $−4,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,647
2020 Value
7.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Delaware County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,647. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Delaware County Community College grew by 7.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,500
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware County Community College was of $6,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Delaware County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.26% with respect to 2019, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.98%
2018 Default Rate
244
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware County Community College was 9.98%, which represents 244 out of the 2446 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Delaware County Community College has a total enrollment of 9,989 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware County Community College is 2,478 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,511. This means that 24.8% of students enrolled at Delaware County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.3% White, 27.9% Black or African American, 6.37% Two or More Races, 5.06% Asian, 1.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,989 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware County Community College is 2,478 and the part-time enrollment is 7,511. This means that 24.8% of students enrolled at Delaware County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Delaware County Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Delaware County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,220
  2. Black or African American
    2,788
  3. Two or More Races
    636

The enrolled student population at Delaware County Community College is 52.3% White, 27.9% Black or African American, 6.37% Two or More Races, 5.06% Asian, 1.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 576 students (5.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 193 more women than men received degrees from Delaware County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Delaware County Community College is white (829 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Delaware County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (134 degrees), and Construction (33 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are Registered nurses (1,347,670 people), Medical & health services managers (183,097 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (175,095 people), Other managers (174,496 people), and Physicians (147,634 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (134 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), and Health (384 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (134 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), and Health (384 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,605,193 people), Elementary & secondary schools (546,029 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,529 people), Outpatient care centers (341,565 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware County Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Protective Services (134 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), and Health (384 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Delaware County Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

601
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
794
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 601 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware County Community College, which is 0.757 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 6.05 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Delaware County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Delaware County Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.79% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    829 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    321 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware County Community College is white (829 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

3.94% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    422 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    407 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Delaware County Community College is white female (422 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (407 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.11M (128%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Delaware County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $103M. Delaware County Community College employs 62 Associate professors, 50 Professors, and 16 Assistant professors. Most academics at Delaware County Community College are Female Associate professors (40), Female Professors(28), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.43M
2020 Endowment
10.9%
growth from 2019

Delaware County Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware County Community College grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Delaware County Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.9M - Federal
  2. $2.91M - State
  3. $189k - Local

As of 2020, Delaware County Community College received $1.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.91M from state grants and contracts, and $189k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.8M
2020 Salaries
3%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Delaware County Community College paid a median of $46.8M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.87% decline from 2018 and a 1.39% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.6M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2020, Delaware County Community College paid a total of $12.6M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware County Community College were Associate professor with 62 employees; Professor with 50 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; and Management with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware County Community College was Female Associate professor with 40 employees, Female Professor with 28 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Delaware County Community College.

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