Delta College logoDelta College: Serving Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties since 1961

About Delta

Facts & Figures


Founded in 1961, Delta College is a fully accredited community college offering 150 transfer, career degree and certificate programs. Often referred to as one of America's leading community colleges -- Delta is known for excellent programs, technological innovation, community leadership and graduates who make a difference. 


  • 2,103 students earned a degree or certificate in the 2014/2015 academic year
  • 80 percent of Delta's graduates in the past five years live and work in the Tri-Counties (Bay, Midland and Saginaw)
  • 97 percent of graduates stay in Michigan

County enrollment pie chartStudent Enrollment

  • Today, 13,700+ students attend annually
  • 9,293 students enrolled for Fall semester 2015
  • 9,545 students enrolled for Winter semester 2015
  • More than 30 percent of students plan to transfer on to earn their bachelor's

Student Profile

54% female
46% male

Age distribution:
36% are 19 and younger
33% are 20-24
12% are 25-29
14% are 30-44
5% are 45 and over

Class designation:
60% freshman 
40% sophomore 

Ethnic background:
81% Caucasian
7.9% African American
6.4% Hispanic
1.6% Multi-racial
0.7% Native American
0.9% Asian
0.2% International
1.5% Non-coded

Financial Aid

  • In 2014-2015, 50 percent of students were awarded some type of financial aid
  • Last year, $872,000 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.

Tuition Rate by College

Tuition and fees for 60 credit hours (equivalent to a Delta College degree)


At $96.50 per credit hour for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw County, Delta College is the most affordable college within 60 miles.

Class Distribution

37% full-time (12 or more credits)
63% part-time

26.1% daytime only classes
5% evening only classes
60% combination Day and Evening classes
0.14% weekend only classes
8.76% online and other education classes

Faculty & Staff

  • 220 full-time faculty, 20 percent hold doctorate degrees, all passionate about student success
  • More than 1,000 employees working to help students succeed

Community Impact

  • One in 11 people in our community take classes at Delta. In a national survey, 94 percent of Delta College students said they would recommend Delta to a friend
  • Convenient Off-Campus Centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw help more than 3,080 students take advantage of classes offered closer to home
  • Hundreds of displaced workers found new jobs through the Fast Start partnership with workforce development and industry leaders. First offered in 2008, there are now six training paths -- chemical process, solar manufacturing, advanced battery and business process
  • 105,000 volunteer hours have been given by students
  • Each year, 20,000 kids learn more about space at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center.
  • Now in it's 50th year, 100,000 families tune-in to Q-TV every week. And, they're treated to excellent programming, including award-winning locally produced shows and documentaries.

Economic Impact

  • The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate's degree working in this region is $41,300. That's 35 percent more than someone with a high school diploma.
  • Delta's annual impact on the local economy is $385 million


  • The General Fund Budget is $65.5 million
  • Federal and State grants and other special projects funding account for an additional $22 million in revenue

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