Delaware County Community College (colloquially referred to as “DC-cubed”) is a two-year community college in the Philadelphia area
Delaware County Community College serves Delaware Countyand Chester County with locations in Marple Township, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton, Phoenixville and West Grove.
Delaware County established the Council for Higher Education in 1964. Surveys of county residents and businesses conducted by the Council confirmed the need and the support for a community college. A citizens’ group, Action for the Community College, was formed in 1966 and worked diligently to obtain approval for a college. By 1967 the group had achieved its goal. Twenty-one school districts, later consolidated into eleven, agreed to become local sponsors of the college.
The College was officially established on March 1, 1967. The directors of the school districts elected the Board of Trustees, which then elected Mr. Donald P. Jones as their chairman. On May 23, 1967, the Board of Trustees selected Dr. Douglas F. Libby to be the first President of the College.