Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Right to Know

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 2012): 1507

Outcomes three years later (fall 2015):
• All graduates within three years of entry: 241 or 16.0% (prior year = 16.2%)
• Did not graduate, attending another college/university: 379 or 25.1% (prior year = 25.0%) (attendance verified by National Student Clearinghouse)
• Didn't graduate, didn't transfer, still enrolled at the College: 224 or 14.9% (prior year = 17.8%)
• Total "positive" outcomes - graduated, transferred, still enrolled: 56.0% (prior year = 59.0%) 

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

Gender # Graduated Transferred Still Enrolled
Male 824 15% 23% 16%
Female 683 18% 28% 14%
Ethnicity # Graduated  Transferred  Still Enrolled 
Non-Resident Alien 46  22%  4%  20% 
Hispanic/Latino 37 22%  14%  11% 
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%  0%  0% 
Asian 78  15%  10%  17% 
African American 323  9%  26%  14% 
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0%  0%  0% 
White  971  18%  28%  15% 
Two or more races  22  18%  9%  18% 
Unknown  26  15%  8%  15% 
Aid Status # Graduated Transferred Still Enrolled
Financial Aid 946 14% 24% 16%
No Financial Aid 561 19% 27% 14%

Undergraduate Student Enrollment (Fall 2015) 
Total enrollment 11,742
Transfer-in enrollment 1,187
Student-to-faculty ratio 21 to 1 

Undergraduate Student Characteristics (Fall 2015)
Percent of undergraduates who are female 57%
Percent of undergraduates who are full-time 32% 

Percent of undergraduates by race/ethnicity (Fall 2015):
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Black or African American 29%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 56%
Two or More Races 2%
Race and ethnicity unknown 3%
Nonresident alien 1% 

Percent of undergraduate students by age (Fall 2015):
24 and under 61%
25 and over 38%
Age unknown 0% 

Undergraduate Retention (Fall 2014 to Fall 2015)
First-time, full-time student retention rate 61%
First-time, part-time retention rate 43%
Graduation rate cohort as percent of total entering students 28%