Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties


Delaware County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104 (Phone: 267-284-5000, Email: 

Click here for the College's Statement of Accreditation. 

Accreditation is a process by which an institution of higher learning voluntarily agrees to meet the standards set by an accrediting organization that is made up of peer institutions. Accreditation is a way for educational institutions to monitor each other’s performance and, in effect, amounts to a seal of approval. Each educational institution must go through a periodic review to establish that it continues to meet the accreditation standards. These reviews take place every 10 years, with five-year follow-ups to measure progress toward goals.

Comprehensive Competency-Based Education

Delaware County Community College’s competency-based degree and certificate programs have been designed to offer graduates the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform competently in their area of study.

Our degree programs include three types of competencies - College Academic Learning Goals, Program Outcomes, and Course Competencies. By successfully completing one of our degree programs, graduates will have had an opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities in each of the nine College Academic Learning Goals and the specific learning outcomes relevant to their degree. The nine College Academic Learning Goals provide the foundation for our graduates to become life-long learners, productive employees, and to actively engage and serve their communities.

Please refer to our College Academic Learning Goals to learn more about the learning outcomes taught in every degree program.