Mission: Delta College is a responsive, dynamic community college. We educate, inspire, challenge and support a diverse community of learners to achieve academic, professional and personal excellence. Vision: Delta College is our communities first choice to learn, work and grow. History: During the 1950s, the demand for education beyond high school created tremendous support for a new community college to serve Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties. In September 1961, Delta College opened its doors to approximately 1,800 students who hoped for a brighter future. Today, Delta College enrolls nearly 16,500 students annually. These individuals range from high school students taking Delta dual-enrollment classes to older adults returning to college to enhance their skills or for a fresh start. The main campus has been expanded and renovated (with more than $68 million in changes since 1999), and Delta College has established three off-campus centers the Planetarium & Learning Center in Bay City (with show and special program attendance exceeding 300,000 people during its first ten years of operation), the Midland Center, and the Ricker Center in Saginaw to better serve each community. In addition to our quality academic programs, we offer other learning-centered opportunities to our community through Delta College Quality Public Broadcasting, the Business Solutions group (Corporate Services, Lifelong Learning and Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center) and the Planetarium.