Delaware County Community College

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Delaware County Community College logo.png
Motto "Find yourself here."
Established 1967
Type Public two-year college
Endowment $1.2 million
President Jerome S. Parker
Academic staff
699 (21% fulltime)
Undergraduates 10,627
Location Marple, Sharon Hill, Downingtown, Upper Darby, Exton, Phoenixville and West Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Multi-campus

Delaware County Community College (colloquially referred to as "DC-cubed") is a two-year community college in the Philadelphia area that serves Delaware County and Chester County with locations in Marple Township, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton, Phoenixville and West Grove.


Delaware County Community College, Exton Center

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 a college. By 1967 the group had achieved its goal. Twenty-one school districts, later consolidated into eleven, agreed to become local sponsors of the college.

The College was officially established on March 1, 1967. The directors of the 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]

Transfer Agreements[edit]

The College has dual admissions 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:

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.


Intercollegiate sports at the College include baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Phantoms. The men's basketball team captured the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championship in 2012.

Notable alumni[edit]

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