Delaware County Community College

Media, PA 19063
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Delaware County Community College is one of the 17 public 2-year colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Media. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 17% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Delaware County Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,290, and fees were $1,785. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,800 and $2,030 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 23 119
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1972 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1996 - 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$117/credit
In State Students$234/credit
Out of State Students$351/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 $5,265 $10,530 $15,795
ADN 70 $8,190 $16,380 $24,570
BSN 125 $14,625 $29,250 $43,875
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, 66% of Delaware County 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 43% $4,457
Other Federal Grant 5% $846
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,691
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,932
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,932
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$8,470
$30,001 to $48,000$9,444
$48,001 to $75,000$11,331
$75,001 to $110,000$13,797
Over $110,000$14,231

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Delaware County Community College
901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063

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