Reach Forward. Deliver Excellence.

Del Mar College is building a cutting-edge educational environment to meet the needs of tomorrow’s Coastal Bend students. Based on the 2012 College facilities needs assessment and adhering to the goals and objectives of College’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2019, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will transform the face of education in our region.
One College, Multi-Campus
The College strives to deliver instruction effectively throughout our district and service area. This CIP improves existing facilities on the East and West Campuses and embarks on building a new 96-acre campus on the city's booming Southside.

On Time, On Budget.
Over the past three decades, Del Mar College has established a standard of completing Capital Improvements on time and on budget, while engaging many local contractors and services from historically black and minority-owned businesses.

Community Accountability.
The College manages CIP projects carefully, relying on impressive bond ratings and strong financial management and investment strategies for funds approved by College District taxpayers. The College was financially sound with bond rating of “AA” assigned by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services and “AA+” by Fitch Ratings.

Signature Programs.
This CIP improves instructional space for key programs: including Natural Sciences, Workforce Education, Fine and Performing Arts, Industrial Technology, Nursing and Allied Health, Culinary Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Architecture.

Del Mar College Reveals Capital Improvement Program Ambitions

DMC Construction Timelapse 2017-2018

2014 Capital Improvements Program
On July 8, 2014, the Del Mar College Board of Regents voted to authorize a bond referendum for November 4, 2014. The bond referendum, authorized $157 million for capital improvements for the East and West Campuses of the College. The first major components of this program are the General Academic and Music Phase II complex on the East Campus and the Emerging Technology complex expansion and Workforce Development Center on the West Campus.
2016 Capital Improvements Program
The Board of Regents proposed a $139 million bond proposal in 2016 to address the population explosion on the community’s Southside. In 2015, 42% of DMC students lived south of South Padre Island Drive.