Delaware State University Overview
Located in Dover, Delaware, Delaware State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Delaware State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Del State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
Delaware State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Del State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Del State has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Value Colleges for Neurosciences||College Factual|
|#8||Best Value Colleges for Neurobiology & Neurosciences||College Factual|
|#25||Highest Paid Art Education Graduates||College Factual|
|#34||Highest Paid Physical Education Teaching & Coaching Graduates||College Factual|
|#35||Highest Paid Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching Graduates||College Factual|
|#118||Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Delaware State University?
Contact details for Del State are given below.
|Address:||1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901|
How Do I Get Into Del State?
You can apply to Del State online at: www.desu.edu/apply-now
Admission Requirements for Del State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Del State?
Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.
Average Test Scores
About 94% of students accepted to Del State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 520. Math scores were between 390 and 490.
Can I Afford Delaware State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Del State, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,214 a year. That adds up to $28,856 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Del State is 14.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Delaware State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 608 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,617 full-time undergraduates at Del State, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Delaware State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,638|
|Hispanic or Latino||246|
Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at Delaware State University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at Del State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Jamaica.
Online Learning at Delaware State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Del State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Del State
The following table shows how Del State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#37||#43|
|Health & Physical Education||#37||#40|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#65||#82|
Online Growth Rankings of Del State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Delaware State University was 713.8%. This is the #121 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Del State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Del State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Public Administration & Social Service||13%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Del State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Del State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#9|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Delaware State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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