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 - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $21,370 $20,270 $18,947
In State $21,370 $20,270 $18,947
Out of State $21,370 $20,270 $18,947
Books and Supplies $1,090 $1,090 $1,010
On Campus      
Room and Board $11,250 $7,650 $7,350
Other Expenses $4,980 $5,250 $5,050
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,450 $7,650 $7,350
Other Expenses $4,980 $5,250 $5,050
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $5,550 $5,250 $5,050

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
52.0% $4,341
State/Local Grant
15.0% $670
Institutional Grants
69.0% $5,888
Loans 87.0% $8,972
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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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