Delgado Community College Recognized for Online Learning Excellence

February 22, 2018

U.S. Department of Education data indicate that Delgado Community College is among the fastest-growing online higher education providers in the nation. Online enrollment at Delgado has reached 11,791, with students living in 20 states.

Delgado has also been ranked among the 50 best online community colleges nationwide by Best Value Schools and is the only Louisiana community college to be ranked.

Delgado Online offers five online degrees and seven certificates. Courses can be completed in traditional semesters or in accelerated eight-week sessions. It is convenient, affordable, accredited and perfect for adult students seeking a college degree.

Delgado Online was spotlighted recently by "The New Orleans 100," an online newsletter published by Gambel Communications that delivers 100-word stories and 100-second videos on topics of intrigue in New Orleans. "The New Orleans 100" is a member of The 100 Companies publishing network.

The Delgado Online focus appeared in a special issue of "The New Orleans 100" on the topic of education in New Orleans.

In another recent development, (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized Delgado Community College for excellence in online learning.

"We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable.”

Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges of 2018 include the following:

  • Regional accreditation
  • In-state tuition and fees
  • Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
  • Number of online programs offered
  • Student-to-teacher ratio

An in-depth look at Delgado Community College’s top rankings and the detailed methodology can be seen here:

Best Online Colleges in Louisiana - has distinguished its ranking scale by using a Peer-Based Value metric, or PBV. A “bang for your buck” metrics, the PBV compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost).