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Delta College Data & Information Overview

458 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
10% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Delta College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Delta College Ranked?

#1,187 Best Colleges in Nation
#33 Best Colleges in MI
Entrepreneurial Studies Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Delta College was awarded 458 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is entrepreneurial studies.

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Overall Quality

Delta College landed the #1,187 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Delta College held the #1,381 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 57 colleges in Michigan, Delta College is ranked at #33.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Delta College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Delta College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Delta College admissions.

Delta College Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Delta College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Delta 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 Delta College

57% 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 Delta College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

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

Delta College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,383 Full-Time Undergraduates
17.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,954 undergraduates at Delta College with 2,383 being full-time and 4,571 being part-time.

How Much Does Delta College Cost?

$4,268 Net Price
11% Take Out Loans
$16,176 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Delta College is $4,268. 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 Delta College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,178 $3,988 $6,141 $9,419 $10,271

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 Delta College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Delta College, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,044 a year. That adds up to $16,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delta College is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Delta College Graduates Make?

$36,056 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Delta College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,056 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 15% 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 Delta College make the most money.

Location of Delta College

Michigan State
2,383 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Located in University Center, Michigan, Delta College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding Delta College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for Delta College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-686-9000

Delta College Majors

45 Majors With Completions
941 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Delta College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Delta College

66% Take At Least One Class Online
32% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 4,629 students took at least one online class at Delta College. This is a decrease from the 6,163 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 4,629 2,259
2019-2020 6,163 3,683
2018-2019 2,612 869
2017-2018 2,507 854
2016-2017 1,482 95

Learn more about online learning at Delta 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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