Delaware County Community College in Media

Media, PA

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Delaware County Community College offers 276-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. 42.7% are women, and 57.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Delaware County Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Delaware County Community College is 5428$, that is at the level of national average. 15% of full-time Delaware County Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Delaware County Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Delaware County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,484
$30,001 - $48,000$4,900
$48,001 - $75,000$7,374
$75,001 - $110,000$9,024



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6601 of Delaware County Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 53 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Delaware County Community College number 34 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Delaware County Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Delaware County Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Delaware County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

15% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Delaware County Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Delaware County Community College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Delaware County Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Delaware County Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Marple Campus

The campus located by 901 S Media Line Rd address in Media, Pennsylvania.


Marple Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Delaware County Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Marple Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Delaware County Community College offers 276 programs in total: 174 are for Associate's degree, 78 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 24 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Delaware County Community College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the Delaware County Community College: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Delaware County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8178 students with 245335 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Delaware County Community College

Overall Rating:

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Parking is atrocious. It's a free for all when a spot opens up front.

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I suppose if you have a plan in place to transfer to a four-year school, it might be worth it for the lower price... Don't bother with their advising service, though. As another reviewer said, they are very condescending. It took me four years before a friend told me you could register for courses online, which took a lot of frustration out of the process.The quality of their instructors is also rather lopsided, with some being o.k., and others being just horrible and unhelpful. And forget about their campus life; they pretend to have one, but there is very little to do on campus.

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Great place to start, however don't rely on your advisors because most of the times they give you incorrect information. Overall eveything else is great.

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Very incompetent advisors. If you don't learn how to correctly pick your classes yourself, you will waste your time and money on classes you don't need. It's pretty bad that I know how to do their job better than a lot of them.

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The only benefit of attending this college is cost otherwise the communication between staff and students is horrible. The policies in place make it extremely difficult for students to navigate with registration and financial aid. Some of the staff members are incredibly condescending I was instructed by an academic adviser not attend another nursing program because they only accept the best. This individual is suppose help students excel but this is the advice I was given.I did let that deter me from achieving my academic goals now working on my third degree I wanted to take a few classes at the college which would be significantly cheaper. I would be paying for these classes out of pocket and was informed that I didn't meet requirements when I just registered for this course earlier in the year but due to my employment had to take it at a later date.The advisers reason for my access was a wide spread system glitch. My question to her was how come students weren't notified about this matter. The adviser stated "oh we would have to contact too many people you need to take to the dean there is nothing else I can help you with" So all this time I have been able to schedule this course with out issue I haven't even had to speak with an adviser and now so happen I have to take another course that isn't needed. There was a major malfunction that the school failed to inform students about. So what happens to the students who took and pass this course?I would advise any student looking to attend this school to mentally prepare your self for a fight. A fight to ensure you classes are registered, a fight with financial aid. I looked in my account to find an email saying I'm never eligible to receive financial aid again and haven't made any academic progress when I haven't had any classes in over 7 years. But if I pay for two classes out of pocket this would go away per the counselors. Ensure you have documentation to prove your point this will be needed. If you don't have to attend this school then don't stay far away save your self the headache. While each interaction with staff turns in to a dilemma I'm very fortunate I only have to take a few classes other stories posted are much worse than mine.

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Location & Website

Address: 901 S Media Line Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6103595000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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