Each year thousands of students choose Delta College, which has been named one of the nation's top 60 community colleges. 3
Opportunity Close to Home
At $86 per credit for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw county, Delta is the most affordable college within 60 miles.
Delta has more than 150 career, transfer, and certificate programs with more than 400 career professionals providing input to help graduates be ready for work on their first day.
Students can choose from more than 5,000 classes offered days, evenings and online.
Over 40 percent of students plan to transfer on to get their bachelor's degree.
Scholarships and Benefits
Over $1 million in scholarships were given to Delta students last year.
Delta has 360 veterans enrolled using their military benefits. That's about three percent of the student body.
About 75 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, totaling $26 million.
Resources to Succeed
At Delta, small class sizes allow students to get personal attention from faculty. The average class size is less than 22 students.
Free tutoring is available in the Tutoring Center, which served 6,000 students last year.
Students can speak with advisors in Career Services for help navigating through their college experience and planning their careers.
Another way Delta helps prepare students is Delta's Closet, which is a free resource for students to get professional attire for their first interview or day on the job. Over 300 students have been served since 2010.
Education as an Investment
Within 10 years, students recover all costs and receive a 15 percent average rate of return on their Delta College educational investment. 4
A person with an associate's degree in the Great Lakes Bay Region makes 35 percent more than someone with a high school diploma. That's a salary of $41,300 on average. 5