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Del Mar College Data & Information Overview

443 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
16% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Del Mar College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Del Mar College Ranked?

#684 Best Colleges in Nation
#37 Best Colleges in TX
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 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 443 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is pharmacy technician/assistant.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DMC as #684 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when DMC held the #1,192 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

DMC also holds the #37 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Del Mar College.

Is It Hard to Get Into DMC?

Open Admissions Policy

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

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At DMC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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

53% Freshmen Retention

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 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

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

Del Mar College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,595 Full-Time Undergraduates
73.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.5% Percent Women

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?

$5,630 Net Price
8% Take Out Loans
$15,464 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DMC is $5,630. 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 +
$4,940 $5,945 $6,885 $9,924 $11,091

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 $3,866 a year. That adds up to $15,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DMC is 16.1%. 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?

$36,627 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DMC make around $36,627 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Del Mar College

Texas State
1,595 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

60 Majors With Completions
1,478 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Del Mar College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DMC

70% Take At Least One Class Online
39% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 7,327 students took at least one online class at Del Mar College. This is a decrease from the 9,108 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,327 4,073
2019-2020 9,108 7,108
2018-2019 5,103 2,133
2017-2018 5,055 2,119
2016-2017 4,062 1,692

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.


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