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San Joaquin Delta College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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San Joaquin Delta College

Serving San Joaquin County since the 1950s, San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) is a public, 2-year community college offering associate's degrees, career training, and certificates. In addition to its main Stockton campus, SJDC offers classes at its Mountain House, CA, campus, and at off-campus locations in 9 nearby cities: Galt, Jackson, Linden, Lodi, Manteca, Rio Vista, San Andreas, Sutter Creek, and Mountain House, CA.


As of 2011, SJDC had 208 full-time and 276 part-time faculty members who teaching its associate's degree and certificate programs. SJDC offers programs of study in 7 divisions and departments: agriculture, science, and math; applied science, business, and technology; arts and communication; athletics, physical education, and recreation; health sciences; humanities, social science, and education; and languages, library, and learning resources.

Degree and certificate programs can vary considerably in length. SJDC offers a 12-hour early childhood education associate teacher certificate, for instance, as well as a 40-hour early childhood education teacher certificate. The office management certificate is a 36.5 hour program, while completion of the Associate of Science in nursing requires 78.5 hours.


SJDC has open admissions. In order to be admitted, applicants must be high school graduates, hold a California high school proficiency certificate or GED, be a high school student in the College Early Start Program, or be 18 or over and show ability to benefit through assessment or references. An assessment exam is required prior to enrollment unless a student is exempt due to prior college attendance.

In 2011, 60% of students attended part-time and 58% were female. The largest racial/ethnic groups as of 2011 were 35% Hispanic/Latino, 26% White, 18% Asian, 12% Black/African American, and 4% multi-racial. Most students are California residents (96% in 2011), and 65% of students were 24 or under.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition was $46 per unit for California residents and $190 per unit for non-residents as of Summer 2012. The estimated total annual cost of attendance (including books, supplies, fees, room and board) in 2011 was $17,444 for in-state students and $21,668 for out-of-state students.

Students with financial need can apply for state and federal aid, and SJDC maintains information on more than 400 scholarships at its financial aid website. Scholarship applications are due early in the calendar year; the deadline in 2012 was March 2.

School Type 2-year, public**
Degrees Offered Certificates, associate's degrees**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 19,495 in 2011**
Student Housing None**
Departments and Programs 7 departments, more than 150 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 40 to 1 in 2011**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Less-than-1-year certificate: Office Management and Supervision (11)
1 to less-than-2-year certificate: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (45)
Associate's: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (1,243)
2 to less-than-4-year certificate: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (119)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 2007 entering class:
7% within normal program time
22% within 150% of normal program time
31% within twice the normal program length**
Entering Class Size 2,645 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates In 2011: 78% of full-time students, 51% of part-time students**
Application Due Date Accepted year-round*
Tuition (2011-2012) $864 per year (in-state), $5,088 per year (out-of-state), includes fees**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2011: Grant or scholarship aid (65%), federal loans (7%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2011: 73% for full-time beginning students**

Sources: *San Joaquin Delta College, **IES College Navigator, Center for Education Statistics, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions and Records Office, Attn: Admission, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Box 102, Stockton, CA 95207
  • Phone: (209) 954-5151
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