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

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—For the eighth 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 tenth annual report on the Academic Workplace in which more than 45,000 employees from 232 institutions around the country were surveyed. Delaware County Community College is one of 79 colleges selected as a Great College to Work For™.

“Delaware County Community College has always been a great place to work and grow professionally. Earning the Great Colleges to Work For™ distinction for eight consecutive years is a testament to the College’s accepting and caring environment where each of us, working collectively, can make a difference for our students and our colleagues,” says College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black. “In the spirit of continuous improvement, we will use the feedback provided by the Great Colleges to Work™ for survey to collaboratively find ways to make the College an even greater place to work.”

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

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Teaching Environment (faculty only)
  • Work/Life Balance

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 to view the survey results.

For 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. For more information, visit

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