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The first classes of the College were held in Ridley Township High School.

307 students attended classes in the late afternoon and evening.

The Board immediately began searching for a permanent location to build a campus, and selected a 123-acre wooded property in Marple Township.

While the College proceeded with building plans, increased enrollment necessitated finding a larger interim location.

The College leased the former Dante School in Concordville in 1968. That location quickly became crowded also, and temporary classrooms were erected on the site.

DCCC received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970.

Date: September, 1967

Description: Image about Counselor at the Community College of Delaware County discusses testing programs with new students. The new college opened its first year Monday in temporary quarters in Ridley High School, Folsom. 

Documents related to Ridley High School, 1967

Images related to classes in 1967 at Ridley High School. 


Documents related to Dante School, 1968

Images related to Students at Dante School in 1968-69