Delgado Community College: Narrative Description

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501 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119-4399
Tel: (504)483-4400
Admissions: (504)483-4004
Fax: (504)483-1986
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 57-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $58,000. Total enrollment: 16,501. 2,657 applied. Full-time: 7,376 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 9,125 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 43% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing, culinary arts programs. Recommended: high school transcript, proof of immunization. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. One-time mandatory fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1482 full-time, $420 per term part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4462 full-time, $1275 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $174 full-time, $5 per credit part-time, $10 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Circle K, International Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Phi Nu. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Spring Fest, International Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Moss Memorial Library with 110,000 books, 1,299 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 950 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Tulane University.

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