Michigan's Delta College prides itself as being among the best community colleges in the country. From serving less than 2,000 students when they first started in 1961, Delta's main campus now sits on more than 600 acres in Bay County, with smaller locations in Midland (Midland Center), Saginaw (Ricker Center), and Bay City (Planetarium and Learning Center). As of 2012, annual enrollment has reached around 17,000; at least 70% of whom are assisted financially in various forms. The college's faculty boasts of over 200 full-time members, contributing to the over 1,000 employee count.
Delta's academic programs are distributed among the following divisions: English, Math, Science, Social Science, Health and Wellness, Humanities, Business and Information Technology, as well as Technical Trades and Manufacturing. Continuing Education, Career Training, Professional Development, and other courses under similar tracks are administered via the college's LifeLong Learning service. High school students who are at least 14 years of age and are able to perform well on the COMPASS Assessment Test are allowed to pursue special or dual enrollment status, pending a committee interview for admission.
The average tuition cost at Delta is about $3,000 per year and is among the lowest throughout the state. Almost $40 million of the college's yearly resources go to helping students acquire monetary help. Apart from the usual roster of financial subsidies, payment plans at zero interest rates are another option. There are also work-study arrangements both within and outside the campus.
Sports and athletics also form an important part of Delta's entire history. The Delta College Pioneers participate in competitions in basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and baseball. Scholarships for talented athletes are also awarded. See a tour of the campus by clicking here and get to know Delta College.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,900-$3,500
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,120
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $97-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $310-$370 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$5,497|
|Receiving Student Loans||17%||$3,835|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Delta College may offer student services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Delta College||Bay County||Michigan|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1978)
- 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 1968)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Michigan
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1965)
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.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Delta College.
- Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL (3 miles away)
- James H Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, AL (40 miles away)
- Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, AL (41 miles away)
- Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL (45 miles away)
- Bishop State Community College in Mobile, AL (51 miles away)