Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.
With a nearly 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.
Their strong connection with DECA has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as they use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. DECA has over 210,000 high school, college and professional members primarily in the US with approximately 10,000 members and chapters in nine other countries.
DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders.
You can learn more about DECA and Collegiate DECA, and its mission at www.deca.org.