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?
- 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
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||140|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||272|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,514|
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?
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
There are also 5,730 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,035 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilmington University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||575|
|Hispanic or Latino||297|
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 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.
*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.
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