Whether you want to transfer to a university someday, or land an exciting career that will increase your income, Delta College is the place to start your journey. The majority of our students receive free tuition, which is great news in an era of extreme college debt. But they benefit from the same high-quality instruction and excellent support services that they would find at a more expensive university. Keep scrolling to learn more about how Delta can change your life.

Returning adult student Ben Alarca

"I immediately went into the military after high school, but I always wanted to finish my degree. Delta College was the perfect opportunity because I could go online and still manage to work. I actually thought it might have been too late at one point, but if there’s anyone out there who really wants to complete their degree and never had the opportunity, go for it!"

Ben Alarca, accounting student at Delta College

Accessible, Affordable, and Exceptional.

We believe an excellent education should be accessible to students of all backgrounds, without the heavy burden of debt for years to come. Our courses are affordable and our aid programs are here to help you pay for college. We're proud of our excellent and engaging faculty, who are widely known for their strong teaching skills, approachability and personal interest in students and student success. Our student support services are here so everyone can succeed.

  • Child Care
  • Counseling
  • Disability Support
  • Food Pantry
  • Honors Program
  • Health Center
  • Internships/Job Support
  • Programs for Undocumented, Veteran, LGBTQ, Foster Youth, and other Student Groups
  • Textbook Vouchers
  • Tutoring

218 Programs at Delta College

Pathways for Everyone

Each year Delta provides over 218 different degrees, certificate programs, and transfer pathways for every kind of student. Spanning multiple fields of study, we offer associate degrees, certificates of achievement,  workforce training, Career Technical Education (CTE), and continuing education courses.

More Affordable


Our classes meet the same academic benchmarks of equivalent courses at four-year universities in California — at a fraction of the price. Per unit, you can expect to spend a quarter of what you would pay at a CSU and $10,000 less than a UC. And it gets even better: Two-thirds of Delta students pay zero tuition, including all first-time, full-time college students.

If you wish to transfer to a four-year university after taking affordable lower-division courses at Delta, you’ll find that you can complete your Bachelor’s degree in less time while saving thousands of dollars in the process.

More Accessible

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We understand that education and life are not mutually exclusive. Delta offers both in-person and online classes for students who work, care for their family or have other life-altering responsibilities. Paired with the $200,000 in scholarships we give out each year, Delta is providing larger numbers of students access to the education they deserve.

High-Quality Education

Known for our accomplished faculty, innovative teaching, and high retention, graduation and transfer rates, Delta has established itself as a model of excellence in California at the community college level.

We believe that a friendly environment and innovative resources are essential to higher learning. Our state-of-the-art facilities — including our Science and Math Building, Goleman Library, electron microscopy lab, Atherton Auditorium, and Tillie Lewis Theatre — are key parts of students’ day-to-day lives.

We know what Delta can do for you. We can't wait to see what you will do!

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