• Campus Facts

    History: A comprehensive community college in Corpus Christi, Texas, founded in 1935.

    Enrollment: Approximately 22,000 credit and continuing education noncredit students each year. Fall semester 2010 credit enrollment was 12,236.

    Student Body: 42.5% men and 57.5% women; 59.3% Hispanic, 31.4% White, non-Hispanic, 3.0% African American, 6.4% other (includes Asian, Native American, unknown, and international). Over 95% come from Corpus Christi and the surrounding area, the rest from other areas in Texas, 43 other U.S. states and territories, and 32 other countries.

    Serving the Hispanic Community:Ranked among the nation's top 50 higher education institutions granting associate degrees to Hispanic students. Source: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. 

    Tuition and fees per semester: about $989 for district residents for a full course load

    Financial Aid: Over $30 million in assistance awarded annually in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, student assistants, and work-study.

    Faculty: 307 full-time with 86% holding a master's degree or higher; a student/faculty ratio of 17:1.

    Degree Programs: Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in over 50 university transfer majors; Associate in Applied Science degrees, Enhanced Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement and Marketable Skills Achievement (MSA) awards in more than 140 occupational fields (multiple awards are offered in some fields).

    Classes: Each semester, about 1,600 credit classes are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and on Saturdays. Approximately another 230 continuing education classes are offered each quarter.

    Flexible Scheduling: The College offers special scheduling options including Rapid Track, weekend, short-semester, off-campus, and online courses.

    Library Collection: 189,637 volumes, 32,416 E-book titles, 657 current periodicals, 64,315 online serial and other resource titles, and 340 Internet-accessible computers.

    Cultural Opportunities: A strong cultural influence in the community, Del Mar College frequently presents musical concerts, dramatic presentations, art exhibits, dance programs, lectures, and workshops throughout the year at little or no charge.

    Athletics: Over 2,000 students each year participate in intramural sports, including organized runs, basketball, football, volleyball, and racquet sports.

    Special Educational Programs: Honors Program for academically-talented students; Collegiate High School, Dual Credit and Early Admissions programs allow high school students to enroll for college-level courses while completing high school graduation requirements; Senior Citizens Education Program for those 55 and older.

    Academic Success: According to the most recent statewide data available, an average of 88% of Del Mar College graduates were either employed and/or attending college within the one year of graduation, compared to 86 percent statewide. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Del Mar College transfer students perform well above the average of other community college transfer students in terms of successful course completion and fall-to-fall retention at four-year universities. Four-year institutions in the state report that Del Mar transfer students do as well as, or better than, students who started at those institutions as freshmen.

    Occupational Success: The most recent average passing rate for Del Mar College graduates is over 86% in career and technical occupational programs that require licensing or certification for employment.

    Accreditation: Del Mar College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404-679-4500) to award Certificates of Achievement and Associate degrees.

    Capital Investment: Over $156 million. Two campuses (Del Mar College East and West), one campus annex (the Center for Economic Development) and the Northwest Center.

    Annual Operating Budget: Over $77 million.