Delaware College of Art and Design


600 N Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801-3007

(302) 622-8000   

The mission of DCAD is to provide a diverse and talented student population with thorough preparation in art and design within an innovative educational environment that combines theory and practice. The College's programs emphasize creativity, problem solving skills, technical expertise, knowledge of historical frameworks and critical awareness in the education of creative and responsible artists and designers. A faculty of accomplished professionals brings the College artistic and intellectual breadth and rigor; its members serve as role models and mentors. Through its professional associate degree programs DCAD provides students with the opportunity to continue their undergraduate education through transfer to four-year colleges of art and design as well as a foundation for successful and satisfying careers. The College also serves as a leader in Wilmington's educational and cultural life through community-based activities, and as a focal point for downtown revitalization.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year 


Remedial services

Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $22,390 $21,370 $20,270
In State $22,390 $21,370 $20,270
Out of State $22,390 $21,370 $20,270
Books and Supplies $1,980 $1,090 $1,090
On Campus      
Room and Board $11,250 $11,250 $7,650
Other Expenses $4,730 $4,980 $5,250
Off Campus      
Room and Board $11,250 $9,450 $7,650
Other Expenses $4,730 $4,980 $5,250
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $5,550 $5,250

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
48.0% $4,833
State/Local Grant
15.0% $530
Institutional Grants
94.0% $6,531
Loans 86.0% $8,458
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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