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Nine Years and Counting—Delaware County Community College Named a Great College to Work For™


(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA  • July 18, 2018)— For the ninth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Delaware County Community College as a Great College to Work For™. The results were released as part of The Chronicle’s eleventh annual report on the Academic Workplace in which more than 53,000 employees from 253 institutions around the country were surveyed. Delaware County Community College is one of 84 colleges selected as a Great College to Work For™. 

“Colleges and universities that receive the Great College to Work For™ designation tend to have more satisfied employees, and we believe that satisfied employees are more caring and conscientious in helping our students achieve their academic and training goals,” says College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black. “No other college or university in Greater Philadelphia has earned this distinction for nine consecutive years, which is a testament to the family-friendly work environment at the College.”

This year, the College was recognized in the following categories:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security 
  • Teaching Environment (faculty only)

Great Colleges to Work For™ is one of the largest and most-respected higher education workplace recognition programs in the country. Administered by ModernThink LLC, the survey featured two components: a questionnaire on institutional characteristics and a faculty and staff questionnaire about individual evaluations of the institution. The process also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies, including benefits. Visit www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18 to view the survey results.

For more than 50 years, Delaware County Community College has served as the center of educational opportunity for residents of Delaware and Chester Counties. Here, students find affordable, open access to higher education and can earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The College also offers offer high school dual enrollment and transfer options to four-year colleges and universities, prepares students for entry into the workforce, awards professional certificates and provides career advancement and lifelong learning opportunities. 

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