Delgado Community College
615 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 671-5000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Delgado Community College is a two-year, public institution in New Orleans, La. The institution was founded in 1921 as Delgado Central Trades School with funding provided in the will of nineteenth century Jamaican immigrant, New Orleans businessman, and planter, Isaac Delgado. The name was changed several times until a legislative act changed it to Delgado Community College in 1980. Delgado Community College operates nine locations: City Park Campus, West Bank Campus, Charity School of Nursing, Northshore Sites, the Maritime, Fire and Industrial Facility, the Jefferson Site, West Jefferson Site, and Sidney Collier Site, and the UNO campus. Delgado serves a student population of 20,436 and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Programs Offered

Delgado Community College offers programs through seven divisions: allied health, arts and humanities, business and technology, nursing, communication, science and mathematics, and the technical division. Associate degree programs are available in areas including accounting, architectural/design construction technology, business administration, criminal justice, dietetic technician, fire science technology, funeral service education, interior design, motor vehicle technology, radiologic technology, and visual communications. Students can earn technical diplomas in air-conditioning technology, barber-styling, cosmetology, interior design, and nursing. Delgado also offers several certificate programs. Online courses are available through Delgado Community College in areas including accounting, keyboarding, biology, nutrition, business communication, cyber law, macroeconomics, English composition, Afro-American history, human relations, and statistics.


Delgado Community College has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971.


Freshman applicants to Delgado Community College are required to submit an application online and set up a Log on Louisiana Account (LoLA). Prospective students will pay a $25 application fee once their LoLA is set up. They must also submit a high school transcript or GED, immunization records, and male applicants must show proof of registration with the selective service. Delgado also requires students to sign up for placement testing unless the applicant submits ACT scores indicating 18 or higher in English and math, and 17 or higher in reading. Freshman are required to attend a new student orientation as well.

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