Fast Facts About Delgado

Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is New Orleans’ largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college, providing the most comprehensive array of education, training, and additional services available in the region.

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  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Honors Classes & Phi Theta Kappa
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Scholarships / Financial Aid
  • Baseball & Basketball NJCAA Athletics
  • Student Government, Clubs & Organizations
  • Women’s, Fitness, Mental Health & Childcare Centers
  • English as a Second Language Program
  • HiSET Prep
  • Academic Instruction & Technical / Workforce Training
  • Continuing Education
  • Free Tutoring
  • Transferable Credits
  • Veterans & Disability Services
  • Day, Night & Online Classes

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Through more than 100 degree and certificate programs  and hundreds of career-focused courses, Delgado meets the needs 
of all students, regardless of entry point, educational goal, or career aspiration. 

Delgado credits transfer easily to universities. The largest programs at Delgado include nursing (ranked in the top 25 nationally), general studies, business (named in the top 60 nationally), radiologic technology, accounting, criminal justice, computer information technology, culinary arts, teaching grades 1-5, physical therapist assistant, and care and development of young children. 

Delgado’s allied health programs ranked in the top 50 nationally for number of degrees awarded and the hospitality management program was named one of the top 60 in the nation. Delgado is also ranked among the 50 best online community colleges nationwide. 

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Academic Programs

Total (Calendar Year 2023)

  • 18,148 students served
  • 2,580 graduates

Gender (Fall Semester 2023)

  • Female - 70%
  • Male - 30%

Age (Fall Semester 2023)

  • 24 and under - 49%
  • 25 and above - 51%
  • Average age - 28

Additional Training

  • 3,905 Adult Education students served (Calendar Year 2023
  • 4,206 Workforce Development students served (Calendar Year 2023)
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  • City Park Campus
  • Maritime and Industrial Training Center
  • River City Site (Avondale)
  • Sidney Collier Site
  • West Bank Campus
  • Online