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Del Mar College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Del Mar College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Del Mar College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Del Mar College was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

DMC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DMC?

Acceptance Rate

Del Mar College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Del Mar College admissions.

Del Mar College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Del Mar College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Del Mar College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Del Mar College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Del Mar College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at DMC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,008 undergraduates at DMC with 2,661 being full-time and 9,347 being part-time.

DMC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

DMC scored 43.98 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.98 out of 100
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How Much Does Del Mar College Cost?

The overall average net price of DMC is $4,744. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DMC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,712 $4,602 $7,352 $9,799 $10,429

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DMC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DMC, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $3,220 a year. That adds up to $12,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DMC is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do DMC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DMC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,800 in their early years. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Del Mar College make the most money.

Location of Del Mar College

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, Del Mar College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Del Mar College

Contact details for DMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
Phone: 361-698-1200

Del Mar College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Del Mar College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DMC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,055 students took at least one online class at Del Mar College. This is an increase from the 4,062 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,055 2,119
2016-2017 4,062 1,692
2015-2016 3,384 1,492
2014-2015 1,153 207
2013-2014 2,261 763

Learn more about online learning at Del Mar College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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