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101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
p. 361-698-1255
w. www.delmar.edu

Del Mar College

Del Mar College Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Del Mar College, a two-year comprehensive community college located in Corpus Christi, Texas, provides students with opportunities to fulfill their dreams. The college was founded in 1935 and is predominantly supported by local tax-payer dollars, appropriated by the Texas Legislature.

The school prides itself on following seven purposes:

  • providing a fully accredited academic, occupational, pre-professional program leading to certificates, transferable credit, and associate degrees
  • providing support in gaining economic independence, job entry, career development and advancement,
  • providing developmental, adult literacy
  • providing support services, including career counseling and guidance
  • providing lifelong learning opportunities in avocational and occupational pursuits based on a liberal arts philosophy
  • providing opportunities to expand cognitively, develop aesthetic awareness, and develop civic responsibility
  • providing educational activities for economic and work force development.

The college serves approximately 22,000 students, both credit and noncredit. According to recent statistics, roughly 89 percent of graduates were employed or attending college within one year, compared to the 88 percent statewide.

Academics

Students are able to earn a variety of associate degrees and certificates, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Tech-Prep Enhanced Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement, and Marketable Skills Achievement Awards. With the degrees and certificates earned, graduates are able to join the workforce with appropriate skills or transfer to a four-year institution with the appropriate knowledge to be successful. Students also have the opportunity to complete all or some of their studies through the online program.

Courses are separated into three academic divisions: Arts & Sciences; Business, Professional, & Technology Education; and Workforce, Economic, & Community Development.

Arts and Sciences

The division of Arts and Sciences offers a wide array of both traditional and innovative courses which includes a core curriculum to benefit those planning on transferring their credits to a bachelor’s degree program. This division believes in developing a liberal arts foundation for students to be successful in whatever they choose to do in the future. They encourage students to acquire the fundamentals of leadership which lead to positive civic engagement.

Business, Professional and Technology Education

This division addresses Allied Health, Computer Sciences, Human Sciences and Education, Industrial Education, Nursing Education, Public Safety, and Technology Education. These technical degrees and certificates prepare students for futures in such areas as nursing, aviation maintenance and sign-language interpretation, among many others.

Workforce, Economic and Community Development

This particular division hosts a wide range of workforce development programs to train students based on the needs of the business community. Students learn skills to improve their performance and gain tools to be successful in the future. In this division, students gain skills in computers, business management, real estate management, and food management.

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Admissions

Admissions counseling services are provided for prospective students. The faculty and staff recognize the importance of advisement and assistance leading to success for their students. Counseling and Advising Centers are located in the Student Centers on both the West and East campuses for all students to access. Their staff is fully prepared to walk prospective and current students through any concerns or questions they might have. Students are also required to check in with the Testing Office to make sure they are meeting all assessment requirements. All students must meet with advisers before signing up for classes.

Admissions are open to continuing, transfer, Dual Credit (High School) and International students as well. Each category of student has their own application. Visit the official website for more information.

Financial Aid

The Del Mar College Financial Aid office assists students who otherwise would not be able to afford a college education. Several resources are available to students, including grants, student employment, loans, and scholarships. These particular resources are from federal and state governments, the college itself, and private sources. Students are mandated to specify an educational goal on their admissions application in order to be considered for financial aid. Specific loan, grant, and scholarship information can be found on the school website.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6339th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities. Over the course of the year, the campus hosts around 100 concerts, dramatic performances, art exhibits, and dance programs to its students and local community. Speeches, lectures, and discussions also take place on topics ranging from the stock market to marine mammals.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in intramural sports ranging from tennis, racquetball and swimming to horseshoes, flag football and bowling. Fitness gyms and facilities are available for students to use, including an aquatic center with a pool and a jogging track.

There are also a multitude of organizations students can join depending on their personal or career interests. These range in topics from dental hygiene to the Student Texas Restaurant Association. There are also opportunities to start up organization to suit the students’ changing needs.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

The town of Corpus Christi is extremely progressive and unique in that it has been recognized as being one of the most connected cities in the nation—connected through free wireless internet hot spots, that is! The city uses ConnectCC, a network of free wireless hot spots for residents, businesses, and visitors. ConnectCC can be found in public places throughout the city, from libraries and parks to sports complexes and community centers.

Situated along the coast, Corpus Christi residents live with ocean breezes and clear skies year-round. The average temperature is 71.2 degrees, making it a very popular vacation spot. The city is committed to staying progressive in updating its infrastructure and planning for their future residents. They make sure residents are provided with a variety of recreation and cultural attractions.

Information Summary

Ranks 83rd in Texas and 1920th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,411 0.45
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 12 0.00
Forcible Rape 194 0.06
Robbery 370 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,668 0.86
Larceny 11,762 3.77
Vehicle theft 467 0.15

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population17,133 (17,133 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,383 (2.61 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,630
Families4,057 (3.29 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4827

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4480th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,430 $1,430 $2,470
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,090 $2,390 $2,390
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $55 $55 $95
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,735 $5,035 $6,075
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,915 $14,215 $15,255
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,469 $9,769 $10,809

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,308 $2,386 $3,660 $3,686 $4,622 $4,648
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,215(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,994(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,186(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,734(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 12 47 839 17 12 490 86 1,510
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 2 18 1 22
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 3 6
Advertising 1 1
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 13 2 9 24
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 12 2 8 1 25
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 4 1 4 1 10
Art/Art Studies, General 1 6 4 11
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 2 6
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 34 13 3 53
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 3 4 1 8
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 7 3 10
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 2 1 7
Building/Property Maintenance 15 2 9 1 27
Business Administration and Management, General 1 2 31 1 21 4 60
Business/Commerce, General 15 5 3 23
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 4 1 5 10
Chemical Technology/Technician 2 33 21 3 60
Chemistry, General 1 1 1 3
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 9 10
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 1
Child Development 6 6 12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 6 2 4 13
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 2 2
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 21 4 25
Court Reporting/Court Reporter 17 5 1 23
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 37 1 14 54
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 1
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 13 9 2 25
Dental Assisting/Assistant 9 7 4 21
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 15 9 25
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6 8 14
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 9 8 22
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 8 2 1 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 4 5
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 16 1 8 1 26
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 2 3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4 18 23
English Language and Literature, General 5 3 3 11
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1 1 3
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 13 1 1 16
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager 1 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1 16 1 1 20
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 3 3
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 2 6
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 4 1 2 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 35 2 25 62
History, General 2 3 1 6
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 3 3
Journalism 3 3 6
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 2 2 4
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 10 2 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 9 108 3 1 60 17 202
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 2 2 6
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 21 8 2 31
Management Information Systems, General 1 17 1 8 2 29
Mathematics, General 1 4 1 6
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 2 4
Music Performance, General 2 1 3
Music Teacher Education 1 1 2
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 5 2 8
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 7 8 15
Occupational Therapist Assistant 9 8 1 18
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 2 1 1 4
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 8 1 5 1 17
Physics, General 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 1 2 3
Psychology, General 1 15 10 2 28
Radio and Television 2 2 4
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 17 9 1 27
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 2 2 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 2 53 3 1 55 14 130
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 10 2 13
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2 2 4
Rhetoric and Composition 2 1 3
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 8 4 1 15
Social Work 3 5 8
Sociology 4 2 6
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 4 5
Surgical Technology/Technologist 8 3 1 12
Welding Technology/Welder 2 4 33 9 4 52

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2552nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,643 ($59,002 male / $55,291 female)
Number of FT Faculty 283 (143 male / 140 female)
Number of PT Faculty 599
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $7,766,525
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