Points of Distinction
National League for Innovation
Delta College is a charter member of the National League for Innovation in the Community College. The League is comprised of 20 college districts with 58 campuses, enrolling more than 650,000 students. Additionally the League has over 700 colleges who have alliance membership. Delta's membership is significant recognition that it is devoted to the improvement of learning through experimentation and innovation.
The League places a strong emphasis on research, evaluation, and dissemination of information on innovations. In this way, potentially valuable new approaches to instruction are made known and an opportunity is provided to judge their suitability for use at other colleges. Participation in League activities enables Delta to adapt and adopt those innovative practices which have proved effective elsewhere, while sharing the results of its own innovations with colleges in other districts. This means that residents of all ages in the tri-counties have the opportunity to share in the benefits of improved instruction and services provided by the College.
Delta College is also part of other important Memberships and Accreditations.
Cost to Attend
Community colleges currently enroll more than half of the nation's first-time college students. That's because citizens recognize that community colleges -- like Delta -- can offer a quality education at a significantly reduced cost.
Delta College is one of the most affordable colleges in Michigan with an annual cost to attend of $3,328. That's 24 credit hours tuition, plus fees and books -- which can vary by program. According to the 2010-11 Annual Survey as published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the average annual cost at a public four-year university in the state of Michigan is $9,876 and that doesn't include room and board. Compare tuition at Delta and local 4-year colleges/universities.
Delta College is committed to reducing and ultimately neutralizing the College's climate-changing emissions. In 2007, President Jean Goodnow signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). By doing so, Delta joined hundreds of other institutions across the country in endorsing the goals of the pact.
Delta has long been a leader in sustainability at all levels of the College. We take our responsibility as environmental stewards very seriously and our commitment is reflected in a number of campus and community projects. For example, we’ve collected nearly 1,500 tons of recyclable paper materials since a campus-wide program began in 1991, and has realized a cost avoidance of over $200,000 in trash fees. Sustainability has been integrated across the curriculum with 30+ sustainability-related courses and the launching of degree programs in Global Peace studies and alternative energy. Our regional transportation systems are collaborating to create carbon-reducing options on hybrid-conversion buses with expanded routes tailored especially to student schedules.
Delta College is dedicated to using public funds wisely to make the greatest impact on students. View the 2009-2010 Audited Financial Statement (PDF).