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Delaware County Community College (DC Cubed) is a community college in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, part of the greater Philadelphia area. The college has branch campuses is Marple, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton, Phoenixville, and West Grove. The school was formed through the citizen’s group Action for the Community College in the late 1960’s.


The college has transfer agreements with an impressive range of 4-year schools in the area, including but not limited to Drexel University, Albright College, Eastern University, La Salle University, Neumann University, Rosemont College, Temple Uniersity, and Widener University. There is also a guaranteed admissions program at Villanova University.

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Admissions are open. The student services department will work with any student who has special needs or basic education needs in order to progress.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers a wide range of loans, grants, and scholarships to students at every level. The first step to acquiring financial aid is to fill out the FAFSA and indicate that you’d like the results sent to your college of choice.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5640th for the average student loan amount.
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Although the college is commuter only with no housing on campus, there is a rich diversity of clubs and activities for students. Clubs include such offerings as the Black Student Union, Campus Bible Fellowship, Delaware Valley Computer Assisted Design Club, Gay Straight Alliance Literature Club, Multicultural Club, and more.

The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body on campus. Student publications include the Communitarian Student Newspaper and Pegasus Magazine. Students run the on-campus radio station as well, WDCR.

DCCC has a few particularly interesting features on their campus that are not common among community college. The campus features a Computer Assisted Design and a solar laboratory. One of the newer features to the Learning Commons is the Technology Toy Box, a place to get hands-on with the newest in mobile technologies.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference. The Phantoms field competitive teams in baseball, men’s basketball, women’t basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, there is a wide range of intramural athletics for recreational athletes on campus.

Information Summary

Ranks 201st in Pennsylvania and 3168th 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 N/A N/A
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 N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29 0.54
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13 0.24
Larceny 73 1.37
Vehicle theft N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Media, PA 19063-1094
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population37,327 (36,930 urban / 397 rural)
Households14,433 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$60,821
Families9,094 (3.04 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-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 District4207

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3318th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,150 $6,300 $9,450
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,420 $1,510 $1,600
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $105 $210 $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 $6,270 $9,710 $12,750
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,270 $18,710 $21,750
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,270 $11,710 $14,750

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,330 $4,660 $7,450 $7,870 $10,570 $11,080
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000 $1,700
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,000 $9,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,430 $2,350
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,430 $2,350

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)

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 645th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,936 ($83,184 male / $79,375 female)
Number of FT Faculty 141 (58 male / 83 female)
Number of PT Faculty 851
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $8,104,022

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