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Nursing Schools in Delaware

In 2018-2019, 1,207 students earned their Nursing degrees in DE.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 174 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Delaware

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 784
Associate’s Degree 286
Master’s Degree 83
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 21
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 21

Gender Distribution

In Delaware, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in DE Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Delaware is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 72.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Nursing Majors in DE Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Delaware

There are 14,050 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. DE

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Delaware

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $108,340, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Delaware that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


Wilmington University

New Castle
575 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
14,786 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 5%. The student loan default rate is 8.10% which is lower than average.

329 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,895 Total Students

A typical student attending Delaware Tech will pay a net price of $8,816. In their early career, Delaware Tech grads earn an average salary of $25,500. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

223 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
24,120 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.


Wesley College

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
1,351 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $22,643. The average student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree at Wesley College.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
65 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.30%. The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
4,586 Total Students

65% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. A typical student attending Del State will pay a net price of $13,789.

Nursing Careers in DE

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title DE Job Growth DE Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $105,390
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $114,480
Registered Nurses 14% $73,030
Nurse Anesthetists 10% $169,140
Nurse Midwives 0% $96,860

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in DE
Health/Medical Admin Services 362
Allied Health Services 350
Public Health 162
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 159
Health Sciences & Services 114
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 87
Dental Support Services 86
Allied Health Professions 78

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