Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA 70119
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Delgado Community College (DCC) is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC operates under the auspices of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The school was established back in 1921 and it actually has several different campuses throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. It serves somewhere around 19,000 students currently and gives all of them a stellar academic experience. This is a generally large community college that offers more than 100 degree programs and technical certificates. There are many options for students when attending this school, too. Students can take advantage of night classes, online classes, and hybrid enrollment which offers a partially-online schooling experience.

The DCC nursing program is a very crucial part of this school. Many students flock to DCC each year in hopes of becoming a part of this program. Students will be able to pursue the practical nursing program or the registered nursing program. This school nursing program is designed to prepare students of varied backgrounds to become excellent nurses. DCC offers students a learning-centered environment where students can truly excel. The clinical portion of the program takes place at various clinical agencies throughout the southeast portion of Louisiana. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students14,239
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate44%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 26 193
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 49
Certificate 0 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1996 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$139/credit
In State Students$139/credit
Out of State Students$318/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,255 $6,255 $14,310
ADN 70 $9,730 $9,730 $22,260
BSN 125 $17,375 $17,375 $39,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Delgado Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 75% $4,447
Other Federal Grant 2% $411
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $1,505
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $275
Federal Student Loans 47% $5,391
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,793
$30,001 to $48,000$9,269
$48,001 to $75,000$12,055
$75,001 to $110,000$13,168
Over $110,000$13,168

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

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