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Delta College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Delta College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Delta College Ranked?

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2022 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 315 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is entrepreneurial studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Delta College as #1,183 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Delta College also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Delta College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Delta College?

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

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

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 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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

Delta College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Delta College is $3,629. 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 +
$1,822 $2,849 $5,754 $9,045 $9,815

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 16% of students took out student loans averaging $4,133 a year. That adds up to $16,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delta College is 14.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Delta College Graduates Make?

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 $30,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 24% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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

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

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

Online Learning at Delta College

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 2019-2020, 6,163 students took at least one online class at Delta College. This is an increase from the 2,612 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,163 3,683
2018-2019 2,612 869
2017-2018 2,507 854
2016-2017 1,482 95
2015-2016 3,369 953

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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