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College Awards

We work hard to give our students a top-notch education. We don't just say it – we live it. And we're really proud of the fact that others recognize it too. 

Delta College.


list of recent awards

Achieving the Dream Leader College

Delta College earned Leader College distinction by Achieving the Dream, a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. With this recognition, Delta College has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help our students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability and economic growth for families and communities.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Delta College was named one of America's 150 leading community colleges by the Aspen Institute. It's a great honor. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is awarded every two years and is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.

Center for Digital Education

For the sixth consecutive year Delta College has received recognition as a tech-savvy college. The Center for Digital Education’s Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor community colleges that are using technology to improve how they deliver curriculum and services.

Fundraising Excellence Award

Delta was selected to receive an Overall Performance award this year based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey. According to CASE, "Delta College has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.” This award recognizes those few exemplary fundraising programs that have garnered a CASE Award for Educational Fundraising. 

LEED Gold Certification

Delta received LEED Gold Certification after renovating its Health Professions Building located on our Main Campus. One of only three such buildings in our region, this building meets high performance measures including sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, materials selection, and human and environmental health quality.

2nd Best Community College in Michigan

Delta was ranked second on list of the Best Community Colleges in Michigan. Their rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost.

Veteran-Friendly School

For the sixth consecutive year, Delta College has been designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This designation is awarded to the top universities and community colleges in the country that are dedicating resources to ensure military students are successful both in the classroom and after graduation.

Delta College was also awarded the Gold Level status for being a Certified Veteran-Friendly School for the 2017 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. This status is the highest level of recognition awarded for the services that we offer to our Veteran students and recognizes dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. 


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

Delta College

Delta College has been named one of America's leading community colleges by the Aspen Institute.

Military Friendly

Delta College has been designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

Dr. Jean Goodnow

"When Delta College is recognized nationally, I know it is a reflection of the amazing work being done by our faculty, staff and students."

Dr. Jean Goodnow
Delta College President