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Wilmington University Overview

Located in New Castle, Delaware, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of New Castle makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Wilmington University Known For?

3,035 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,282 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Wilmington University.
  • In 2017-2018, 5% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Wilmington University with a bachelor's degree make about $42,500 a year. That's 4% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Wilmington University Rankings

Wilmington University landed the #1,510 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Wilmington University also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Wilmington University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Wilmington University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 140
Best Colleges for Veterans 272
Best Colleges 1,510
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,514

Where Is Wilmington University?

Location of Wilmington University

Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 877-967-5464
Website: www.wilmu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theWilmU

How Do I Get Into Wilmington University?

You can apply to Wilmington University online at: www.wilmu.edu/admission/applyonline.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Wilmington University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Wilmington University?

83% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wilmington University is $15,282. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wilmington University, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,332 a year. That adds up to $17,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wilmington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,035 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,440 undergraduate students at Wilmington University, with 3,035 being full-time and 5,405 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wilmington University

There are also 5,730 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,035 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wilmington University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilmington University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wilmington University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 575
Hispanic or Latino 297
White 1,239
International Students 115
Other Races/Ethnicities 742

Geographic Diversity

Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at Wilmington University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 77 countries are represented at Wilmington University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Wilmington University

7,750 Took All Classes Online
10,873 Took At Least One Class Online
14.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 26 bachelor’s degree and 35 master’s degree programs available online at Wilmington University. In 2017-2018, 10,873 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wilmington University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wilmington University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wilmington University was 14.4%. This is the #95 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wilmington University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wilmington University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Psychology 10%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11%
Instructional Media Design 21%
Management Information Systems 3%
Psychology 10%
Special Education 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wilmington University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wilmington University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication & Journalism (Other) #1
Other Homeland Security #1
Natural Resource Management #2
Teaching English or French #5
Computer Software & Applications #6
Behavioral Science #8
Health & Physical Education #8
General Education #8
Homeland Security #9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #9
Teacher Education Subject Specific #9
Management Information Systems #9
Special Education #9
Natural Resources & Conservation #12
Health Sciences & Services #15
Instructional Media Design #15
Human Services #15
Communication & Journalism #18
Liberal Arts General Studies #19
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #19
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #21
Nursing #23
Marketing #23
General Psychology #23
Teacher Education Grade Specific #24
Psychology #27
Public Administration & Social Service #30
Information Technology #31
Human Resource Management #32
Educational Administration #33
Computer & Information Sciences #36
Criminal Justice & Corrections #39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #40
Education #43
Health & Medical Administrative Services #45
Business Administration & Management #56
Health Professions #61
Business, Management & Marketing #63

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%.

Wilmington University Majors

In 2017-2018, Wilmington University awarded 3,730 undergraduate degrees and 4,190 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 54 35 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 198 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 188 546 26
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 3 47 46 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 123 74 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 116 0
Educational Administration 0 0 29 72
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 8 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 28 0 0
General Education 0 71 24 0
General Psychology 0 124 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 1 0
Graphic Communications 0 17 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 234 0
Health & Physical Education 0 13 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 52 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 27 0
Human Resource Management 0 106 0 0
Human Services 0 0 107 0
Information Technology 0 96 375 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 58 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 19 58 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 31 0 0
Marketing 0 21 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 27 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 7 0 0
Nursing 0 496 50 29
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 11 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 11 0 0
Special Education 0 0 77 0
Student Counseling 0 0 67 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 70 42 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 32 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 0
Total 44 3,686 3,936 254

References

*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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