Delaware College of Art and Design to close permanently in Wilmington

Delaware College of Art and Design announced it will be “winding down operations in the coming weeks” — then closing permanently.

DCAD shared the announcement in a press release Thursday, confirming it will not be offering any classes or awarding degrees for the 2024-25 academic year. The college’s announcement came just over a week after the Class of 2024 commencement, following nearly 30 years of operation in Wilmington.

“This decision was incredibly difficult, and we explored every possible avenue to avoid it,” President Jean Dahlgren said in a statement. “However, declining enrollment over several years, including for the upcoming year, has made it impossible for us to continue effectively offering our educational programs.”

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