Welcome to Delgado Community College.

What began as just a dream of Jamaican immigrant, businessman and philanthropist Issac Delgado has progressed to become Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college, Delgado Community College.  Founded in 1921, Delgado is a comprehensive multi-site community college and a major institution of higher learning in the State of Louisiana. Our divisions of study offer associate degrees,  diplomas and certificates in Allied Heath, Business and Technology, Communication, Arts and Humanities, Nursing, Science and Mathematics and Technical studies. 

Originally founded as a trades school for boys, our student body has evolved to include men and women of all ages who are as diverse as the city of New Orleans, itself.  Today, Delgado’s student body includes over 20,000 students.  With eight locations, Delgado is proud to serve students throughout a 10-parish region: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. Bernard, St. John, Plaquemines, Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. James.

Delgado continues to focus on economic needs of the community, offering training and professional development through our Workforce Development and Education division.  Programs offer access to flexible, responsive educational services, including credit and non-credit continuing education, workforce development and customized professional training for individuals, business, industry, and government agencies on campus, on site and online through Delgado's Workforce Development and Education division.  

Delgado Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about accreditation of Delgado Community College.