Delta College

Delta College

Delta College is a two-year community college located near Bay City, Michigans. It was established in the year 1961. Delta College is a charter member of the National League for Innovation in the Community College.

The college enrolls more than 9,500 students annually. Besides its main campus, Delta college has also established three off-campus centers which include:

  • The Midland Center
  • The Planetarium & Learning Center in Bay City
  • The Ricker Center in Saginaw

Delta College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Eastern Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). They have won two national championships in varsity play, with the men's basketball team winning in 1989 and the softball team winning in 1999.

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Delta College
1961 Delta Road
University Center , MI 48710
General Phone: (989) 686-9000

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Delta Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management389business management, accounting technology, small business management, marketing, merchandising and buying, retail
Liberal Arts349foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international studies, sociology
Medical Support and Technology214dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, phlebotomy, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine172registered nursing, nurse practitioner, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement144corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Medical Administration120health unit coordinator, medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering72computer and info science courses, computer programming, data processing tech, information science, computer and media applications, computer networking, computer security, webmastering
Science69biology, biotechnology, chemistry, geology
Mechanics and Repair67computer repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work64child care provider, social work
Office and Administration56office management, administrative assistant
Production Trades53welding, precision metal working, precision production
Education and Teaching49special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, industrial arts teaching, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling42psychology, physical therapist assistant, physical therapy
Media36journalism, radio and television, animation and special effects
Engineering Technician35architectural engineering tech, environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, drafting
Science and Laboratory Technician25chemical tech
Art Studies20visual and performing arts
Law14legal assistant
Design14interior design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12sports and fitness management, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, dietitian
Fine Arts8fine arts
Construction Trades5building inspection and management
Conservation and Resource Management5conservation, environmental science, forestry
Architecture and Planning2architecture
Funeral and Mortuary Science1funeral and mortuary

Number of programs and degrees for Delta in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,27979
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years35930
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years14311
Award of less than 1 academic year29011

Delta Student Body

In 2007-2008, Delta had a total enrollment of 10,406 students (7,223 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 28%
20-21 21%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Delta Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 46 %

Delta Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bay City, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Delta Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,867
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,457
Books and supplies $ 1,380

Financial Aid:
Delta participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 225100)

Delta Faculty

Delta has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2132
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1317

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$87,56624$85,643
Associate professoracademic year29$79,58928$77,783
Assistant professoracademic year17$69,81638$67,353
Instructoracademic year25$57,01026$56,031
All faculty totalacademic year95$73,914116$71,117

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Delta Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports51116

Delta Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Precision Production, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Delta Apart:

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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checked Option to study abroad
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