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Chemical Engineering at University of Delaware

Every chemical engineering school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the chem eng program at University of Delaware stacks up to those at other schools.

UD is located in Newark, Delaware and has a total student population of 23,613. Of the 4,743 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware in 2021, 75 of them were chemical engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Chemical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UD Chemical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Master’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Doctorate Degree in Chem Eng

UD Chemical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks chem eng programs across the country. The following shows how UD performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The chem eng major at UD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Chemical Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Chemical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 34

In 2021, 14 students received their master’s degree in chem eng from UD. This makes it the #30 most popular school for chem eng master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 19 students who received their doctoral degrees in chem eng, making the school the #14 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UD Chem Eng Graduates

The median salary of chem eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at UD is $70,693. This is 7% higher than $66,101, which is the national average for all chem eng bachelor's degree recipients.


Chem Eng Student Demographics at UD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the chem eng majors at University of Delaware.

UD Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

25% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 75 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from UD in 2020-2021, 75% were men and 25% were women.


About 55% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in chem eng at UD are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a bachelor's in chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 41
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UD Chemical Engineering Master’s Program

36% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 chem eng students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from UD, about 64% were men and 36% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a master's in chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UD also has a doctoral program available in chem eng. In 2021, 19 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Chem Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in chem eng can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DE, the home state for University of Delaware.

Occupation Jobs in DE Average Salary in DE
Chemical Engineers 550 $120,280
Architectural and Engineering Managers 370 $157,490
Engineering Professors 230 $78,470


*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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