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.
- 2,435 students earned a degree or certificate in the 2011/2012 academic year
- 63 percent of Delta's graduates live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region
- 87 percent of graduates stay in Michigan
- In the last 10 years Delta's enrollment has grown by 25 percent -- 50,000 credit hours
- Today, 17,000 students attend annually
- 10,720 students enrolled for Winter semester 2013
- 10,791 students enrolled for Fall semester 2012
- More than 40 percent of students plan to transfer on to earn their bachelor's
26% are 19 and younger
35% are 20-24
14% are 25-29
19% are 30-44
6% are 45 and over
61% freshman (7,494 students)
39% sophomore (4,004 students)
11% African American
0.5% Native American
- In 2011-2012, about 70 percent of all Delta College students received some type of financial aid
- Last year, $1,144,761 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.
- Federal Stafford loans comprised $13,924,555 in student aid
- Federal student aid: $38,707,513 total to all Delta College students
- State aid in a variety of forms: $1,426,761 total to all Delta College students
At $86 per credit hour for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw County, Delta College is the most affordable college within 60 miles.
35% full-time (12 or more credits)
27.4% daytime only classes
6.8% evening only classes
59.3% combination Day and Evening classes
0.2% weekend only classes
6.4% online and other education classes
Faculty & Staff
- 219 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 eight 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 5,000 students take advantage of classes offered closer to home
- 318 displaced workers found new jobs through the Fast Start partnership with workforce development and industry leaders. First offered in 2008, there are now four training paths -- chemical process, solar manufacturing, advanced battery and business process.
- Over 105,000 volunteer hours have been given by students
- The Delta College Planetarium has helped 430,000 people learn more about the universe
- 10,000 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 $66 million dollars
- Federal and State grants and other special projects funding account for an additional $47 million in revenue