Delaware College of Art and Design

600 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3007


  • College Type: 2-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Total Student Population: 108
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
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Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) is a two-year, private, non-profit college located in Wilmington, Delaware.

Established in 1997, the school offers two-year Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree programs in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography. The college also offers a certificate program in graphic design for those who wish to specialize in this field.

Delaware College of Art and Design has a mission to provide ‘a transformative education that fosters individual creativity and prepares students for success in their careers’. The school is committed to providing its students with a quality educational experience.

With a small student body of around 100 students and a student faculty ratio of 10:1, the school provides a personalized and intimate learning environment with attention and relationship with the college’s faculty which comprises of qualified professional artists and designers.

Delaware College of Art and Design is situated in downtown Wilmington right in the heart of the city’s arts and culture district, providing the students with easy access to galleries, museums, and cultural events.

The college’s proximity to major metropolitan areas, such as Philadelphia and Baltimore, also offers students a wider art and design community and network.

The college offers a range of student services, including academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling.

The college also has an active student life team that organizes events, clubs, and activities to help students connect with their peers and explore their interests outside of the classroom.

Delaware College of Art and Design also offers community education classes and workshops for individuals of all ages and skill levels. These classes cover a wide range of topics, including drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art, and photography.

Delaware College of Art and Design is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is a great school of choice for individuals looking for quality education in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:108
Undergraduate enrollment:108
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      Black or African American:39.8%
      Two or more races:0.9%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:8.3%

Degrees Offered

  • Associate’s degree

Programs Offered

  • Fine Arts
  • Game Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$25,770 $25,770 $25,770 
    Books and supplies$3,200 $3,200 $3,200 
      Room and board$14,000 $12,450 $12,450 
      Other expenses$5,250 $5,250 $4,750 
      Room and board$12,450 $12,450 $12,450 
      Other expenses$5,250 $6,000 $6,000 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$5,250 $6,000 $6,000

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