Delaware County Community College: Narrative Description

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901 South Media Line Rd.
Media, PA 19063-1094
Tel: (610)359-5000; 800-543-0146; Admissions: (610)359-5333; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 123-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $676,410. Educational spending 2002-03: $2542 per student. Total enrollment: 10,608. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,840 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,263 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 6,345 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 46 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for international students, nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, plumbing apprentice, municipal police training programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring school districts for nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology programs.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $1887 full-time, $75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3800 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5715 full-time, $225 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $365 full-time, $17.50 per credit part-time, $20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, student radio station, Phi Theta Kappa, Business Society, Student Pennsylvania State Education Association. Major annual events: Springfest, Transfer Fairs, Career Fairs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Delaware County Community College Library with 58,692 books, 7,922 microform titles, 421 serials, 3,251 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $860,906. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Maple Township, population 23,123, is in central Delaware County. The city is located 20 miles from Philadelphia with all its cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.

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