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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Right to Know

Delaware County Community College is presently closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and in accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive to substantially limit social interaction. During this closure, there will be a delay in responding to requests made pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law – regardless of whether they are submitted by mail or electronically, because employees are not available to search for and access documents. The College will respond to your request(s) once it reopens. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990 (Act 20 U.S.C. 1092), requires each institution of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute to all students and employees an annual security report by October 1 of each year. This report contains:

Statements of College policies and procedures regarding campus security measures

See our website’s Safety & Security page for answers to your questions about the measures the College takes to keep you safe on campus and what you can do to protect yourself and your belongings.

Information on where to obtain information on registered sex offenders who may be enrolled in or employed by the college

We encourage you to find out more about the College’s policies and procedures regarding sexual assault at our Safety & Security webpage. You can also access the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Website for this important information.

Statistical reports identifying the occurrence of specific criminal offenses and the number of arrests for those crimes occurring on college campuses. Delaware County Community College publishes an annual Campus Security Report. Our most recent report includes:

Student Right to Know Outcome Data 

The Institutional Effectiveness Office recently completed the annual federal graduation rate report that requires us to follow a cohort of entering full time students and report on their status three years later. Sometimes these statistics are referred to as the “Student Right to Know” data, because of the requirement that we make them available to prospective and current students. Below is a summary of the results.

Total # in full time entering cohort (entered fall 2016): 1010

Outcomes three years later (fall 2019):
• All graduates within three years of entry: 201 or 19.9% (prior year = 18.0%)
• Did not graduate, attending another college/university: 267 or 26.4% (prior year = 23.4%) (attendance verified by National Student Clearinghouse)
• Didn't graduate, didn't transfer, still enrolled at the College:169 or 16.7% (prior year = 14.7.8%)
• Total "positive" outcomes - graduated, transferred, still enrolled: 63.0% (prior year = 56.1%) 

Three-Year outcome by Gender, Ethnicity and Financial Aid Status

Gender # Graduated Transferred Still Enrolled
Male 544 20% 24% 15%
Female 466 20% 29% 19%
Ethnicity # Graduated  Transferred  Still Enrolled 
Non-Resident Alien 19 21%  32%  5% 
Hispanic/Latino 46 22%  22%  13% 
American Indian/Alaska Native 5 0%  40%  40% 
Asian 50 36%  20%  18% 
African American 238 13%  25%  22% 
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0%  0%  0% 
White  593 21%  27%  16% 
Two or more races  24 21%  25%  17% 
Unknown  35 20%  34%  9% 
Aid Status # Graduated Transferred Still Enrolled
Financial Aid 663 19% 26% 18%
No Financial Aid 347 22% 28% 14%

Undergraduate Student Enrollment (Fall 2019) 
Total enrollment 10,703
Transfer-in enrollment 1,005
Student-to-faculty ratio 18 to 1 

Undergraduate Student Characteristics (Fall 2019)
Percent of undergraduates who are female 61%
Percent of undergraduates who are full-time 27% 

Percent of undergraduates by race/ethnicity (Fall 2019):
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Black or African American 28%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 52%
Two or More Races 5%
Race and ethnicity unknown 6%
Nonresident alien 1% 

Percent of undergraduate students by age (Fall 2019):
24 and under 63%
25 and over 37%
Age unknown 0% 

Undergraduate Retention (Fall 2018 to Fall 2019)
First-time, full-time student retention rate 62%
First-time, part-time retention rate 37%
Graduation rate cohort as percent of total entering students 19%