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.


  • 2,376 students earned a degree or certificate in the 2012/2013 academic year
  • 63 percent of Delta's graduates live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region
  • 87 percent of graduates stay in Michigan

Student Enrollment

  • In the last 10 years, Delta's enrollment has grown by 25 percent -- 50,000 credit hours
  • Today, 17,000 students attend annually
  • 9,842 students enrolled for Fall semester 2014
  • 9,896 students enrolled for Winter semester 2014
  • More than 40 percent of students plan to transfer on to earn their bachelor's

Student Profile

55% female
45% male

Age distribution:
34% are 19 and younger
33% are 20-24
13% are 25-29
16% are 30-44
5% are 45 and over

Class designation:
64% freshman (6,679 students)
36% sophomore (3,622 students)

Ethnic background:
79.6% Caucasian
9.4% African American
6.6% Hispanic
1.5% Multi-racial
0.5% Native American
0.8% Asian
0.2% International
1.2% Non-coded

Financial Aid

  • In 2012-2013, over 9,000 students were awarded some type of financial aid
  • Last year, $1,066,864 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.
  • Federal Stafford loans comprised $12,808,595 in student aid
  • Federal student aid disbursed $36,850,311 total to all students
  • State aid in a variety of forms: $1,434,491 total to all students

Tuition Rate by College


At $91.70 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

49% daytime only classes
5.6% evening only classes
35% combination Day and Evening classes
0.03% weekend only classes
9.8% 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 3,240 students take advantage of classes offered closer to home
  • 318 displaced workers found new jobs through the Fast Start partnership with workforce development and industry leaders. First offered in 2008, there are now four training paths -- chemical process, solar manufacturing, advanced battery and business process
  • 105,000 volunteer hours have been given by students
  • The Delta College Planetarium has helped 430,000 people learn more about the universe
  • 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 million dollars
  • Federal and State grants and other special projects funding account for an additional $52 million in revenue

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