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Nursing at Wilmington University

If you are interested in studying nursing, you may want to check out the program at Wilmington University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Wilmington University is located in New Castle, Delaware and approximately 14,769 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 415 students received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Wilmington University.

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

Wilmington University Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Online Classes Are Available at Wilmington University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Wilmington University does offer online courses in nursing for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Wilmington University Nursing Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at Wilmington University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 nursing major at Wilmington University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. 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
Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 29
Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 30
Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 80
Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 83
Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 84
Best Nursing Schools 183
Most Focused Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 341
Most Focused Nursing Schools 565

In 2021, 119 students received their master’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University. This makes it the #83 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 37 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #84 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Wilmington University Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Wilmington University is $72,946. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 16% higher than the national average of $62,880 for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at Wilmington University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at Wilmington University.

Wilmington University Nursing Bachelor’s Program

88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 415 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in nursing from Wilmington University in 2021, 12% were men and 88% were women.


About 73% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing at Wilmington University 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 Wilmington University with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 51
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 302
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Wilmington University Nursing Master’s Program

90% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 119 nursing majors earned their master's degree from Wilmington University. Of these graduates, 10% were men and 90% were women.


Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from Wilmington University, 68% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 81
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Wilmington University also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 37 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing 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 Wilmington University.

Occupation Jobs in DE Average Salary in DE
Registered Nurses 11,840 $74,800
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,040 $131,260
Nurse Practitioners 760 $108,340
Nurse Anesthetists 150 $187,860


*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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