Facts & Figures
Founded in 1961, Delta College is a fully accredited community college offering 150 transfer, career degree and certificate programs. Often referred to as one of America's leading community colleges -- Delta is known for excellent programs, technological innovation, community leadership and graduates who make a difference.
- 1,592 students earned a degree or certificate in the 2013/2014 academic year
- 80 percent of Delta's graduates in the past five years live and work in the Tri-Counties (Bay, Midland and Saginaw)
- 97 percent of graduates stay in Michigan
- Today, 15,000 students attend annually
- 9,842 students enrolled for Fall semester 2014
- 9,896 students enrolled for Winter semester 2014
- More than 30 percent of students plan to transfer on to earn their bachelor's
34% are 19 and younger
33% are 20-24
13% are 25-29
16% are 30-44
5% are 45 and over
64% freshman (6,679 students)
36% sophomore (3,622 students)
9.4% African American
0.5% Native American
- In 2013-2014, 50 percent of students were awarded some type of financial aid
- Last year, $1,077,142 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.
Tuition Rate by College
At $94.50 per credit hour for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw County, Delta College is the most affordable college within 60 miles.
37% full-time (12 or more credits)
49% daytime only classes
5.6% evening only classes
35% combination Day and Evening classes
0.03% weekend only classes
9.8% online and other education classes
Faculty & Staff
- 220 full-time faculty, 20 percent hold doctorate degrees, all passionate about student success
- More than 1,000 employees working to help students succeed
- One in 11 people in our community take classes at Delta. In a national survey, 94 percent of Delta College students said they would recommend Delta to a friend
- Convenient Off-Campus Centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw help more than 3,240 students take advantage of classes offered closer to home
- Hundreds of displaced workers found new jobs through the Fast Start partnership with workforce development and industry leaders. First offered in 2008, there are now six training paths -- chemical process, solar manufacturing, advanced battery and business process
- 105,000 volunteer hours have been given by students
- Each year, 20,000 kids learn more about space at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center.
- Now in it's 50th year, 100,000 families tune-in to Q-TV every week. And, they're treated to excellent programming, including award-winning locally produced shows and documentaries.
- The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate's degree working in this region is $41,300. That's 35 percent more than someone with a high school diploma.
- Delta's annual impact on the local economy is $385 million
- The General Fund Budget is $64.7 million
- Federal and State grants and other special projects funding account for an additional $22 million in revenue