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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: $121 per contact hour
In-State: $205 per contact hour
Out-of-State/Foreign: $214 per contact hour

Tuition is the lowest within 75 miles.


Students planning to transfer: 35%
Students who transfer: 915 last year

Top 10 transfer institutions:
Northwood University
Central Michigan University
Saginaw Valley State University
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
University of Michigan–Flint
Michigan Technological University
Lansing Community College

Financial Aid

Total aid awarded: $23 million
Students receiving aid: 56%
Frontliners and Reconnect: 2,332 students
Scholarships: $781,670

690 students were awarded a Delta College Foundation scholarship last year. 

2021 Graduates

Associate: 875
Certificate: 93

Areas of Study

Certificate and degree programs: 141
Pre-approved transfer programs: 180

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


Professors who have a master’s degree or higher: 92%


Enrollment, Characteristics

Annual Enrollment

Credit-Seeking Students: 9,360

Delta is the 9th largest of Michigan’s 28 community colleges in student headcount.

Student Characteristics (Fall 2022)


African-American: 9.2%
Asian: 1.1%
Caucasian: 74.2%
Hispanic: 8.2%
Multi-racial: 3.4%
Native American: 0.3%
Other: 3.6%

Enrollment Status

Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%
Average Student Age: 25
Veterans Using G.I. Bill Benefits: 271
Dual Enrolled Students: 1,175

County of Residence

Here’s where our students live: 
Bay: 24%
Midland: 16%
Saginaw: 42%
Tuscola: 5%
Huron: 3%
Other: 11%

1 in 3 local high school students chose Delta. 

Other notable numbers

Student to professor ratio: 14:1
Honors students: 364
Student clubs: 40
NJCAA athletic teams: 7


State-of-the-art facilities

At Delta, students use the latest technology so they can graduate ready to hit the ground running. In 2022, Delta unveiled a $2.8 million renovation of public media and academic lab facilities.


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


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. 98% live in Michigan.
700+ advisory board members help keep programs relevant.
STEM Explorer mobile lab had 1,980 student interactions last year and participated in 240 community events.

Workforce Training

Delta College supports the regions workforce by delivering non-credit training for businesses of all sizes. From two-hour classes to 13-week certificate programs, Delta training provides a highly skilled labor force.


The Delta College Possible Dream Program encourages 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; 13 were given for 2022-23.

Since 1997, nearly 1/2 million people have learned about space at the Delta College Planetarium. 


Accessible education is important. Delta has three off-campus downtown centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw, where nearly1,000 students attend each semester.

Arts, Culture and Enrichment

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

Delta College Public Media (WDCQ-TV and WUCX-FM 90.1) is an essential part of the educational mission of the college, providing informational and learning programs to 1.4 million viewers and listeners each year. 

The Delta College Sculpture Walk is a free, outdoor exhibit featuring 25 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. Michael Gavin


With 812 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in Bay County. 

Board of Trustees

Bay County
Barb M. Handley-Miller
Diane M. Middleton, '88 
Michael D. Rowley, ‘90

Midland County
Wm. Michael Wood
Stacey L. Gannon (Vice-Chair), '20 
Michael P. Nash, '14

Saginaw County
Arshen R. Baldwin
Alex S. Clark
Marcia L. Thomas (Chair)

Foundation endowment

Thanks to alumni donations, grants and contributions from businesses and individuals, Delta has a strong community college endowment of over $28 million.

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

General fund budget

2022-23: $71.1 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’s President Emeritus Don Carlyon was one of its founding members in 1968 and President Dr. Michael Gavin remains on its Board today.