Chancellor's Welcome

Greetings and welcome to Delgado Community College. We’re here to help you reach your goals so you can advance your education, have a satisfying career and live and prosper right here in the greater New Orleans region.

If you live in the metropolitan New Orleans area, chances are there’s a Delgado location near you. Or, take classes online from wherever you are – even from the comfort of your home – and to fit your schedule. Our faculty and staff provide caring, personal attention and are always ready to help you.

Why come here? Many students choose Delgado and earn credits or a two year associate degree to transfer to a baccalaureate program. Others get the career and technical training at Delgado to enter the workforce or earn more at a current job. Delgado is one of the most powerful forces driving the Louisiana economy by providing on-target education and training for today’s in-demand jobs.

We’ve grown and outpaced all regional colleges and universities in the number of students we serve and in the spectrum of ways we serve them. Delgado is now the state’s second largest college, serving over 30,000 degree-seeking and non-credit students at eight locations, including our two new Technical Division sites.

There’s something for everyone here: Choose health care, nursing, technology, business, science and math, communication, liberal arts or leading industry technical training, including maritime, fire and radar. And with options such as short-term training programs, certifications, associate degrees, adult or continuing education, you’ll find what you need to get where you want to be.

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a rewarding new life experience by visiting our web site. Please explore our site further to learn about our more than 70 different programs of study, plus technical training, professional development and continuing education offerings. You can also call us for additional information at (504) 671-5012 or email us anytime at Thank you.




    Debbie Lea
    Interim Chancellor
    Delgado Community College




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Debbie Lea was named interim chancellor of Delgado Community College in February 2014.

Lea served most recently as Delgado’s vice chancellor for academic affairs and college provost. She has also served Delgado in the positions of acting chancellor, vice chancellor for learning and student development, associate dean, director and faculty member. 

She earned a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, a bachelor’s degree from William Carey College, an associate’s degree from Delgado Community College and a diploma from Charity School of Radiologic Technology.


Phone: (504) 762-3000


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Delgado Community College provides a learning-centered environment in which students from diverse backgrounds are  prepared to attain their educational, career, and personal goals, to think critically, to demonstrate leadership, and to be productive and responsible citizens


Delgado Community College is a diverse, dynamic, comprehensive community college committed to student success through innovative leadership, to excellence in teaching and learning, and to the cultural enrichment of the community it serves.

Core Values

We, at Delgado Community College, value:

• The worth of each individual

• Lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge

• Excellence in teaching in an accessible learning centered environment

• Meeting the needs of a changing workforce

• The cultural diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and administration

• Public trust, and personal and professional integrity and accountability

• Our responsibility to community, state, nation, and world

Additional Links:

Student Success Stories: Delgado = Your Success

Strengthening a Foundation for Excellence