Campus Facts

Campus Facts

Memorial Classroom building

Campus Facts

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

Enrollment: Over 25,000 credit and continuing education noncredit students each year. Fall semester 2017 credit enrollment was 11,506.

Student Body: 43.1% men and 56.9% women; 66.9% Hispanic, 24.7% White, non-Hispanic, 2.8% African American, 5.7% other ethnicities (includes Asian, Native American, unknown, and international). Over 89% come from Corpus Christi and the surrounding area, the rest from other areas in Texas, 40 other U.S. states and territories, and 31 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 $1,241 for district residents for a full course load (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018).

Financial Aid: Approximately $21 million in assistance awarded annually in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, student assistants, and work-study.

Faculty: 324 full-time,  with 86% holding a master's degree or higher; a student/faculty ratio of 16.3:1.

Degree Programs: Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in over 42 university transfer majors; Associate in Applied Science degrees, Enhanced Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement and Marketable Skills Achievement (MSA) awards in more than 178 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: 178,197 volumes, 77,650 E-book titles, 279 current periodicals, 319,564 online serial and other resource titles, and 347 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 $185 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 $97.5 million for 2017-2018.

Campuses: The College campuses represent 45 buildings and over 900 classrooms—307 on the East Campus, 589 on the West Campus, 20 at the Center for Economic Development as well as various classrooms and laboratories at the Northwest Center in Calallen and the DMC Aviation Hangar. The Center for Economic Development primarily houses Continuing Education classes with varying numbers of students and includes staff and customers of offices from several community organizations, including the Black Chamber of Commerce, LiftFund, Inc. and the Texas Jazz Festival Society.

Page last updated August 13, 2018.

Contact Information

College Relations Office
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1247
fax: (361) 698-1956