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Facts & Figures

Looking for the nitty gritty on Delta? Here are the nuts and bolts and all things facts and figures. 


Tuition, financial aid, degrees and graduates

Tuition per Credit Hour

In-District: $117 per contact hour
In-State: $199 per contact hour
Out-of-State/Foreign: $373 per contact hour

Tuition is less than half the cost of a public university and the lowest within 75 miles.


Students planning to transfer: 30%

Delta has 100+ pre-approved transfer options to 20 university partners, so students can go on to get that bachelor's degree.

Financial Aid

Total aid disbursed to students: $25 million
Students receiving aid: 48%
Scholarships: $640,000

574 students were awarded a Delta College Foundation scholarship last year. Many students say they can graduate without incurring student loan debt. 

2019 Graduates

Associate: 991
Certificate: 206

Programs in which 100% of students passed their State license or industry certification exams: automotive, dental assisting, dental hygiene, fire science, nursing LPN and RN, radiography, respiratory care and welding.

Areas of Study

Certificate and degree programs: 140
Pre-approved transfer programs: 100

Delta has dozens of pathways established for smooth transfer to a student's university and program of choice.


Credit hours taught by full-time faculty: 69%
Professors who have a master’s degree or higher: 95%


Enrollment, Characteristics

Annual Enrollment

Credit-Seeking Students: 10,730

Delta is the tenth largest of Michigan’s 28 community colleges in student headcount.

Student Characteristics (Fall 2019)


African-American: 7.3%
Asian: 0.8%
Caucasian: 76.6%
Hispanic: 7.5%
Multi-racial: 2.9%
Native American: 0.4%
Other: 4.5%

Enrollment Status

Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Average Student Age: 24
Veterans Using G.I. Bill Benefits: 320
Dual Enrolled Students: 966

County of Residence

Here’s where our students live: 
Bay: 25%
Midland: 16%
Saginaw: 41%
Tuscola: 6%
Huron: 3%
Other: 9%

Nearly 1 in 3 local high school students choose Delta last year. 

Other notable numbers (2018-19)

Student to professor ratio: 15:1
Honors students: 450+
Co-op and internship students: 450
Student clubs: 43
Student athletes: 140

The women's soccer team placed 2nd in the nation for 2 years running.  


State-of-the-art facilities

At Delta, students get the latest technology, so they can graduate ready to hit the ground running. Examples include the dental clinic, anatomage table (digital cadaver), 3D printer and CNC lab. 


From sustainability-related courses to LEED certification building standards, Delta continues to push the boundaries of sustainability in practice for higher education.

Last year, Delta was named the first certified bee campus in Michigan and was also ranked 6th in the nation for community college sustainability efforts by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


Partnerships and Impact

1 in 8 people in our community age 17–70 has taken a class at Delta.
83% of graduates from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.
700+ advisory board members help keep programs relevant.

Workforce Training

Delta College Corporate Services is an industry leader in developing and delivering training solutions for local businesses.

Delta College Fast Start™ pre-hire training programs create a higher skilled labor pool for the Great Lakes Bay Region.


The Delta College Possible Dream Program encourages at-risk youth to stay in school and attend college. It’s been a success! 78% have continued their education. The program recently expanded to offer Dream graduates scholarships to attend Delta College. 12 were given last year.

Last year, 860 kids took swim lessons at the Delta pool. 

Since 1997, nearly ½ million people have learned about space at the Delta College Planetarium. 


Accessible education is important. Delta has three off-campus learning centers (Bay City, Midland and Saginaw) that served more than 1,738 students last year.  We're building new center in downtown Midland (opening 2021) and downtown Saginaw (opened in 2019 with 624 students enrolled for fall semester).

In 2018, Delta offered 800+ online class sections to give students more flexibility with their schedules. 

Arts, Culture and Enrichment

Through the President’s Speaker Series and Student and Civic Engagement, Delta brings nationally renowned speakers to benefit the campus and the community. 

Each week, 100,000 families receive entertaining and educational programming from Delta’s Quality Public Broadcasting.

The Delta College Sculpture Walk is a free, outdoor exhibit featuring 20 traveling and permanent works of art available 365 days a year.



Opened in 1961.

Service area

Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.


Delta College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


Dr. Jean Goodnow


With 878 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 5th largest employer in Bay County. 

Board of Trustees

Bay County
Mary Lou Benecke (Vice Chair)
Diane M. Middleton (Chair)
Michael D. Rowley, ‘90

Midland County
Andre L. Buckley
Stacey L. Gannon
Michael P. Nash, ‘14

Saginaw County
The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Emrich
Karen L. Lawrence-Webster
Marcia L. Thomas

Foundation endowment

Thanks to alumni donations, grants and contributions from businesses and individuals, Delta has a strong community college endowment of more than $25 million.

Delta College is one of the top fundraising community colleges in Michigan and nationally.

General fund budget

2019-20: $68.9 million

Delta College budgets conservatively, saves before building, and has no outstanding bonds or debt.

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment.

Delta College was one of its founding members in 1968 and remains on its Board today.