Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties


Mission Statement

The mission of Delaware County Community College is to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves. In doing so, the College will enable its students to develop themselves to the limit of their desires and capabilities and to be successful.

Our vision

Delaware County Community College focuses on student success by delivering quality, affordable and responsive educational opportunities in a technologically rich and supportive learning environment. Our goal is to be respected as innovators and partners in meeting the education and training needs of our diverse communities and in developing our students’ potential to compete and contribute in a regional workforce and a global society.

Our principles and culture

Through your experience at Delaware County Community College, you will find that the College’s programs and courses are based on principles of scholarship, social and ethical values, and lifelong learning. With integrity and respect, the College offers our students, faculty and staff a commitment to academic excellence and diversity that improves our entire community.

Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester counties. We welcome and serve all who seek academic achievement, career advancement or personal fulfillment. The quality, range and accessibility of our programs and services reflect and respond to the goals of today’s students, the demands of a changing workforce and the needs of our dynamic community.

Our standard of student success

Student success is the alignment of College-wide policies, programs, activities, philosophies and resources designed for pursuit and completion of students’ educational objectives, with special emphasis on traditionally under-served student populations.

Our diversity statement

Delaware County Community College recognizes that diversity enriches life, creates energy and makes us aware that we share a common humanity. We are committed to fostering a climate that promotes understanding, appreciation and respect for the rights of all people. Our mission only succeeds to the extent that all members of our community are welcomed and empowered to achieve their personal, educational and career goals.