Delaware County Community College

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Delaware County Community College
DCCCseal.png
Motto Find yourself here.
Type Public community college
Established 1967
Endowment $1.2 million
President Jerome S. Parker
Provost Eric Wellington (Acting)
Academic staff
144 full-time; 658 part-time[1]
Students 13,248[2]
Undergraduates 13,248
Location Marple Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Marple (Main campus)
Sharon Hill
Downingtown
Upper Darby
Exton
Phoenixville
West Grove
Colors Blue & White
         
Nickname Phantoms
Affiliations NJCAA - Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
PCAA
Website DCCC.edu
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Delaware County Community College (often abbreviated DCCC) is a two-year community college in the Philadelphia area that serves Delaware and Chester Counties with locations in the Pennsylvania suburbs of Marple Township, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton, Phoenixville and West Grove.

History[edit]

Delaware County established the Council for Higher Education in 1964. Surveys of county residents and businesses conducted by the Council confirmed the need and the support for a community college. A citizens' group, Action for the Community College, was formed in 1966 and worked diligently to obtain approval for such a college. The group had achieved its goal in 1967. Twenty-one school districts in Delaware County, which were later consolidated into eleven larger districts, agreed to become local sponsors of the college.

Delaware County Community College was officially established on March 1, 1967. The directors of Delaware County school districts elected the Board of Trustees, which then elected Mr. Donald P. Jones as their chairman. On May 23, 1967, the Board of Trustees selected Dr. Douglas F. Libby to be the first President of the college.

Sponsoring School Districts[edit]

Partial funding of Delaware County Community College is provided by the school districts of Delaware County, through tax programs maintained by each respective district.

School district sponsorship allows students and residents of each sponsoring school district to access DCCC's courses and degree programs for a reduced tuition rate. Students from non-sponsoring districts pay additional tuition, while out-of-state students pay a third, even higher rate per credit.

Dual Admission[edit]

Delaware County Community College has dual admissions agreements with several four-year schools in the Philadelphia area, allowing students to automatically transfer after completing an associate degree. The colleges and universities that offer Dual Admissions programs at the College are:

Additional admission agreements[edit]

In addition to Dual Admissions programs, the College has partnerships with other universities. Villanova University offers a Guaranteed Admissions program; West Chester University and Temple University offer a Letter of Intent Program.

Athletics[edit]

DCCC Athletic Teams
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
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Red XN
Basketball
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Green tickY
Golf
Green tickY
Red XN
Soccer
Green tickY
Red XN
Volleyball
Red XN
Green tickY
Track & Field
Red XN
Green tickY

Delaware County Community College is home to the Phantoms of the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division 20. The Phantoms belong to the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference .

Athletic facilities[edit]

All students and student-athletes are granted access to the on-campus fitness center and gymnasium at the school's Marple campus. Men's and women's basketball home games are played at the Schwartz Athletic Center, located on the campus of nearby Widener University.

Championships[edit]

Delaware County Community College's men's basketball team captured the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championship in 2012.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 39°58′00″N 75°23′30″W / 39.966793°N 75.391788°W / 39.966793; -75.391788