Delaware State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,361
4.59% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,213
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
52.8%
9,084 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,768
88.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.1%
408 Graduates

About

Delaware State University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Delaware State University were Mass Communication & Media Studies (77 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (57 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2019, 765 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware State University. 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (523 degrees), 5.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,361, which is $−14,665 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,361, which is $−14,665 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,213.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,361
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Delaware State University was $7,361. The cost of tuition at Delaware State University is $−14,665 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,213
2019 Value
0.159%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Delaware State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,213. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Delaware State University grew by 0.159%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,053
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware State University was of $12,053 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2018, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
14.3%
2017 Default Rate
177
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware State University was 14.3%, which represents 177 out of the 1234 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Delaware State University received 9,084 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 29.8% annual growth. Out of those 9,084 applicants, 4,794 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,768 students enrolled at Delaware State University in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,794
Accepted Out of 9,084

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware State University was 52.8% (4,794 admissions from 9,084 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 49.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 29.8%, while admissions grew by 39.3%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
1,042
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware State University has a total enrollment of 4,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,207 students and the part-time enrollment is 561. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% Black or African American, 9.38% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Two or More Races, 0.671% Asian, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Delaware State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (47.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.1%) and White Female (4.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (43.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.1%) and White Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,207 and the part-time enrollment is 561. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Delaware State University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Delaware State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,162
  2. White
    447
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    301

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University is 66.3% Black or African American, 9.38% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Two or More Races, 0.671% Asian, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 195 students (4.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 247 more women than men received degrees from Delaware State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Delaware State University is black or african american (523 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware State University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (77 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (57 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Delaware State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (91 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), and Agriculture (30 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Other managers (232,908 people), Social workers, all other (168,438 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (124,510 people), and Marketing managers (87,328 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (91 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), and Communications (77 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (91 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), and Communications (77 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Elementary & secondary schools (355,540 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (333,418 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (213,744 people), Computer Systems Design (154,835 people), and Individual & family services (124,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (91 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), and Communications (77 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Delaware State University.
Most Common
  1. 77 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware State University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

259
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
506
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 259 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University, which is 0.512 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (506).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware State University in Social Work, which is 14.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Delaware State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Delaware State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.21% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    523 degrees awarded
  2. White
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware State University is black or african american (523 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (91 degrees).

0.131% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    371 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    152 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Delaware State University is black or african american female (371 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (152 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $608k (2.73%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Delaware State University had a total salary expenditure of $152M. Delaware State University employs 88 Associate professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Delaware State University are Male Associate professors (46), Female Associate professors(42), and Male Professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 110 employees, Service, with 106 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.3M
2019 Endowment
27.9%
decline from 2018

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at about $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware State University declined 27.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $19.8M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Delaware State University received $19.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.8M
2019 Salaries
4.67%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Delaware State University paid a median of $55.8M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 4.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.67% decline from 2017 and a 0.0817% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M
Instructional Salaries
220
Number of Employees

In 2019, Delaware State University paid a total of $17.5M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware State University were Associate professor with 88 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University were Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees; Service with 106 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware State University was Male Associate professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 42 employees, and Male Professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Delaware State University.

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