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Awards & Recognitions

We are so proud of our many award winners, including our great college itself. It's a testament to our dedication to student success and providing our students with a top-notch education.

Across the board, Delta is an award-winning institution. 

Delta College art student.

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    One of America's leading community colleges

    The Aspen Institute recently identified Delta College as one of the nation’s top 50 in its College Excellence Program. That's a big deal. There are more than 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. 

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    National top 10 innovations winner

    Delta College was tied for fourth on the list for mid-sized community colleges across the country when the Center for Digital Education announced the winners of its 2016-2017 Digital Community Colleges Survey. This is the fifth consecutive year Delta has received this national recognition as a tech-savvy school.

  • Delta College veteran student.
    Veteran-friendly school

    Delta has received a gold ranking in the new Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. This program recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill, and other educational benefits.

School House.

Each year, Delta recognizes professors that go above and beyond. It's called the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence. We've been doing it since the beginning. 


Delta has more than 50,000 graduates. We recognize a couple of them each year through the Distinguished Alumni Awards. 


The 2013 renovation of our Health Professions Building received a LEED Gold certification.

Dr. Jean Goodnow

"I can't say it enough about how proud I am of our institution and the people who work here. The many awards and recognitions our team so deservingly receive is proof of their hard work and dedication."

Dr. Jean Goodnow 
Delta College President