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Delaware Technical and Community College was the state of Delaware’s first community college. The Wilmington/Stanton branch serves the largest county in the state and provides residents from all over the state with continuing education programs. These programs vary from summer camp programs for youth to associate degrees to training seminars for professionals in various fields.


Academic programs include associate degrees in over a hundred concentrations. College and returning students can study in a variety of fields ranging from engineering technology, business and computer information systems to nursing, allied health, biotechnology, education, culinary arts, human services and language and culture.

Programs also differ in learning opportunities. There are summer youth programs; associate degree programs for high school graduates heading into the workforce; connected degree programs for students needing general course requirements before transferring to receive a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution; basic, general, and development and training education courses for adults in the workplace; and courses for retirees.

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The college has an open door admissions policy, meaning they accept close to 100% of the applicant pool, pending certain basic requirements. You must be a high school graduate or equivalent and at least eighteen years of age in order to enroll.

During the admissions process, you must supply an application for admission with a non-refundable fee. This application can be found online.

Next, you should look into financial aid opportunities through the school, federal aid opportunities, state aid opportunities, and other scholarship sources.

You must also show college readiness in one of the following ways: take the Accuplacer test in writing, reading, and math; provide a copy of your SAT or ACT scores; show an official high college transcript; or provide documentation of any combination of these methods. You will also need to provide proof of Delaware residency in the form of a driver’s license or submit a pay stub or bank statement that shows you lived and worked in the state within the past six months.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in a variety of forms. A financial aid representative works with you once you’ve filled out the FAFSA to determine federal and state aid based on need. This financial assistance can come in the form of grants, low interest loans, and work study opportunities.

Scholarships are available to students pending certain qualifications. They are based on academic, athletic, or artistic talent and other times on particular fields, underrepresented groups, or individuals living in certain areas of the country.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6380th for the average student loan amount.
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In-state residents comprise a majority of the student body. Over half are part-time students who balance school with work. Roughly 60% of the student body is female and around 30% are minority students. The student body is comprised over 4,600 students in total. The most popular majors are education, teaching, security and law enforcement.

There are a variety of ways to get involved on campus—from athletics to support groups to ROTC. Also available on campus are a variety of student services like career counseling opportunities, child care, peer tutoring, and job placement services.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Delaware Technical and Community College-Wilmington/Stanton have several athletic teams.

The women’s basketball team is a high performer in the Region XIX. They compete against teams in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Athletic scholarships are available to female basketball student athletes that show strong abilities in coursework and athletics.

The men’s basketball team has been known to produce athletes who go on to play at Division II four-year universities. In 2009, they won the Region XIX and District 9 playoffs and competed in the NJCAA National Playoffs.

The men’s soccer team is the only Division I program at school and competes with some of the nation’s top soccer teams.

Finally, women’s softball competes in the Region XIX as well against the same teams in the tri-state area. Softball scholarships are available and are awarded on academic and athletic performance by the softball coach.

Information Summary

Ranks 5th in Delaware and 2099th 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 N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 7 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 80 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 7 0.02
Robbery 43 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 179 0.56
Larceny 746 2.35
Vehicle theft 24 0.08

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Wilmington, DE 19801
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population15,484 (15,484 urban / N/A rural)
Households5,884 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$24,375
Families3,380 (3.23 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District1000

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3937th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,018 $3,018 $7,548
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $362 $362 $362
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $126 $126 $315
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 $4,980 $4,980 $9,510
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $10,900 $10,900 $15,430
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,700 $7,700 $12,230

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,086 $3,242 $3,086 $3,242 $7,200 $7,562
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(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 $3,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,334(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,334(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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1384th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $69,371 ($68,430 male / $64,854 female)
Number of FT Faculty 184 (73 male / 111 female)
Number of PT Faculty 529
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $8,059,724

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