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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?

1,865 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain 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.

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Wilmington University Rankings

Out of the 6 colleges in Delaware, Wilmington University is ranked at #2.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Wilmington University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wilmington University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Behavioral Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wilmington University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#27 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#45 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#80 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#112 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#145 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

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

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

3,433 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,042 undergraduate students at Wilmington University, with 3,433 being full-time and 5,609 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,744 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,433 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 42% are male and 58% 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 83
Black or African American 820
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 1,748
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 286

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 188 546 26 760
Nursing 0 496 50 29 575
Information Technology 0 96 375 0 471
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 234 0 234
Behavioral Science 0 198 0 0 198
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 123 74 0 197
General Psychology 0 124 0 0 124
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 116 0 116
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 70 42 0 112
Human Services 0 0 107 0 107
Human Resource Management 0 106 0 0 106
Educational Administration 0 0 29 72 101
Computer Software & Applications 3 47 46 0 96
General Education 0 71 24 0 95
Accounting 0 54 35 0 89
Special Education 0 0 77 0 77
Liberal Arts General Studies 19 58 0 0 77
Student Counseling 0 0 67 0 67
Instructional Media Design 0 0 58 0 58
Health Sciences & Services 0 52 0 0 52
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 32 0 33
Management Information Systems 0 31 0 0 31
Finance & Financial Management 0 28 0 0 28
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 27 0 27
Homeland Security 0 0 27 0 27
Marketing 0 21 0 0 21
Graphic Communications 0 17 0 0 17
Health & Physical Education 0 13 0 0 13
Public Relations & Advertising 0 11 0 0 11
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 11 0 0 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 7 0 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 0 1 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 1,843 1,968 127 3,960

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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