Delta Career Education Corporation

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Delta Career Education Corporation is a Virginia-based education corporation spanning multiple campuses over several States in the USA.

Delta Career Education Corporation
Motto Changing futures. Changing Lives.
Type For-profit
Established 1998
Undergraduates 16,000
Location , ,
Locations 35 campuses & learning centers, online[1]

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Delta Career Education Corporation (Delta) is a for-profit institution of higher learning. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gryphon Investors, through Gryphon Colleges Corporation (GCC).[2]

As a growing college system, Delta has a current enrollment of 16,000+ undergraduate students.


Delta was founded in February 1998 by its then CEO, Joseph A. Kennedy.

Delta's first acquisition, in February 1998, was Miller-Motte Business College, with campuses in Clarksville, TN, Wilmington, NC, and Lynchburg, VA.

Following this initial acquisition, Delta purchased Career Training Specialists in Monroe, Louisiana. In September 2000, in response to the increased concentration in technical program offerings, both Miller-Motte Business Colleges and Career Training Specialists changed their names to Miller-Motte Technical College and Career Technical College, respectively.

In December of that year, Miller-Motte launched a new branch campus in Charleston, South Carolina.


With the influx of this new capital investment, in August 2002 Delta acquired the McCann School of Business and Technology, a school that was founded in 1897 and operates campuses in Carlisle, Allentonw, Pottsville, Sunbury, Dickson City, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The Mahanoy City branch of McCann moved to Hazleton in May 2005 in order to better serve the needs of students and employers both in Northern Schuylkill County and Southern Luzerne County (the Greater Hazleton Area). Continuing its expansion, in September 2002, Delta purchased The Creative Circus, a premier portfolio school for advertising (copywriting and art direction), graphic design, photography, and interactive development, and opened a branch campus of Miller-Motte Technical College in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In November 2003 Delta acquired Miami-Jacobs Career College, a school that was founded in 1860 and operates in Dayton, Ohio. A second Miami-Jacobs location opened in Springboro, Ohio in July 2005, and a third location opened in Troy, Ohio in February 2007.

Delta Education opened several additional branch locations in 2004 and 2005. Miller-Motte Technical College opened in Raleigh, North Carolina in October 2004, Career Technical College in Shreveport, Louisiana opened in November 2004, and Miller-Motte Technical College in Nashville, Tennessee opened in May 2005. The Nashville school is Delta Education's first school to offer courses in Heating and Air Conditioning, Welding, and Electrician.

In May 2006, Delta was once again re-capitalized by Gryphon Investors, through Gryphon Colleges Corporation. Gryphon Investors is a $700 million San Francisco-based private equity fund that focuses on leveraged acquisitions of growth investments in middle market companies in partnership with experienced management teams that run them. Gryphon Colleges Corporation was formed at the end of 2004 by Gryphon Investors through the acquisition of National Career Education (NCE), a four campus school (Lamson College, National Career Education, Institute For Business and Technology, Tucson College) company located in Arizona and California. In June 2007 Lamson Institute opened in San Antonio, Texas.

On August 3, 2006 Delta acquired The Academy of Court Reporting (ACR), a school that was founded in the 1970s and operates in the following cities in Ohio: Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, as well as in Clawson, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In March 2008, Delta Acquired its 10th school brand, Berks Technical Institute (BTI) in Wyomissing, PA. BTI, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, was founded in 1982 and is home to over 700 students. The 8th Miller-Motte campus was opened in Raleigh, NC in July 2008 followed by the Greenville, NC branch in March 2009, Fayetteville in November 2009 and Conway, SC in March 2010.

Campuses and online services

Delta currently has 37 campuses and learning centers in 12 states. While the school specializes in on-site programs, the campuses offer additional programs and services through its growing online division.

Working under the Miller-Motte brand, Miller-Motte College Online uses moodle to enable students to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.


Delta campuses currently provide educational opportunities to over 16,000 students.


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