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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wilmington University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Wilmington University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Wilmington University?
Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.
|Address:||320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720|
How Do I Get Into Wilmington University?
You can apply to Wilmington University online at: www.wilmu.edu/admission/applyonline.aspx
Can I Afford Wilmington University?
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
There are also 5,428 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,030 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilmington University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||623|
|Hispanic or Latino||294|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wilmington University has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||11%|
|Instructional Media Design||21%|
|Management Information Systems||3%|
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.
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.
*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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