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Delaware Technical and Community College – Terry

Also known as Delaware Tech

100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE

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Delaware Technical Community College was founded in 1967 by Dr. Paul K. Weatherly. The school is Delaware's community college system, and was formed with the approval of the Delaware General Assembly. The school currently operates four campuses which were added between 1972 and 1974. The school is an open-admission two year institution committed to the success of residents of Delaware. The school is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The campus in Delaware's capital city of Dover is known as the Terry Campus, named after late Governor Charles L. Terry. The school is located in the northern part of Dover and serves Kent County, a predominantly rural area. The campus also offers full service athletic facilities for interested students.

Academics

Delaware Technical Community College offers a number of programs that provide students with technical and career training or academic advancement. Technical and career training provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as professionals. Academic programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at low cost, allowing for transfer to a four year institution upon completion. Delaware Tech has agreements in place with over 60 colleges, assisting in the transfer process assuming certain requirements are met.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

As an open-enrollment institution, Delaware Technical Community College allows students to enroll as long as they complete the application process. As a large college, it is advisable for students to enroll early in order to register for desired classes. Students should meet with an advisor in order to discuss and plan their education. Students must also take a placement exam and provide proof of residency in Delaware. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and work study programs. Eligibility and awards are determined through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which should be submitted as early as possible.

Athletics

Athletic programs are offered at all campuses in the Delaware Technical Community College System. These program provide a healthy competitive atmosphere in a structured environment. Athletic programs also assist in the development of important skills. These skills include teamwork, discipline, and good health. Each campus offers its own programs.

Dover campus:

  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,800-$3,400
    • Out-of-State: $6,200-$7,409
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $140-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $340-$410 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$3,908
Receiving Student Loans13%$3,437
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Delaware Technical and Community College – Terry may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Delaware Technical and Community College – Terry compared to community colleges in Delaware, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Delaware TechKent CountyDelaware
Graduation Rate15.5%-15.0%
Transfer-out Rate14.3%-11.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2001)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2001)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Delaware Technical and Community College – Terry by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,337