Del Mar College

Del Mar College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Del Mar College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors DMC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

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2022 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 667 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is management information systems.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DMC as #1,243 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

DMC is also ranked #72 out of 136 schools in Texas.

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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 14 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 is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Del Mar College this rate is 50%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Del Mar College.

Del Mar College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,678 undergraduates at DMC with 1,595 being full-time and 9,083 being part-time.

How Much Does Del Mar College Cost?

The overall average net price of DMC is $5,738. 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 +
$4,638 $5,957 $7,568 $10,696 $11,300

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $3,015 a year. That adds up to $12,060 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DMC is 16.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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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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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 2019-2020, 9,108 students took at least one online class at Del Mar College. This is an increase from the 5,103 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,108 7,108
2018-2019 5,103 2,133
2017-2018 5,055 2,119
2016-2017 4,062 1,692
2015-2016 3,384 1,492

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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