Louisiana Delta Community College is an open-admissions college that offers two-year degree programs, certificates, and courses for personal or professional growth.
Louisiana Delta Community College was created by the Louisiana Legislature through Act 1369 of the 1997 Regular Session and Act 151 of the 1998 First Extraordinary Session in the area of the Monroe Regional Planning and Economic Development District, an area in northeast Louisiana covering the Mississippi Delta. The institution is managed by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) with Dr. Randy Esters currently serving as Chancellor. LDCC held its inaugural semester of classes in Fall 2001 with Dr. Lynn Kreider as Chancellor.
Since it began offering classes in 2001, Louisiana Delta Community College has consistently ranked among the best in the nation in student satisfaction. Summer 2009, Louisiana Delta Community College was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
The year 2010 marks a growth spurt and expansion for the college. In June, the construction for Louisiana Delta Community College’s new home was complete. Sitting just under 70 acres of land, the main building, the Louisiana Purchase Building stands complete with 128,000 sq. ft. When determining the potential name of the building, the thought was to have it reflect the history and tradition of the state. Unbeknownst to anyone, was that the problems the state faced in purchasing the land would lead them all the way back to the Louisiana Purchase in 1804. It took 4-5 months to get the issue resolved and the pertinent document needed to do so, was found in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It was said jokingly, that the building should be named “The Louisiana Purchase Building” because of the difficulty surrounding the purchase, but after the laughter subsided, it was deemed the perfect idea. The Advanced Technology Center proudly resides beside it with 28,000 sq. ft. Fall 2010 students began classes in a place that is technology driven and their needs at the heart of the operation.
July 2010 witnessed the first consolidation Louisiana Delta Community College would see. LDCC merged with Louisiana Technical College at Tallulah and Louisiana Technical College at Lake Providence. The second round of consolidations would come later in July 2012. At that time, LDCC merged with the five campuses (Bastrop, Farmerville, Ruston, West Monroe, and Winnsboro) of Northeast Louisiana Technical College and LiteracyLINC, the adult education program. The college’s name remained Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) with the city indicating specific campuses. LiteracyLINC became "DeltaLINC" and later grew into the Center for Adult Development. LDCC opened the doors to a new Winnsboro Campus in 2014 and a new Jonesboro campus in 2016. By this time the Farmerville campus was closed but would later reopen as a Workforce site in 2018.
Together, these campuses and the Center for Adult Development form a powerhouse of offerings for neighboring students and businesses. We pride ourselves on the ability to offer small classes, one-to-one instruction from faculty, and a friendly, supportive staff. We are also an affordable educational option; creating an environment that makes it possible for our students to succeed.
At Louisiana Delta Community College, the goal of excellence is always the target. That’s why our motto is: "Start here. Go anywhere!"
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