Delaware State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,038

5.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,736

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.6%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

45.2%

7,636 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,352

88.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

36.7%

390 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 (74 degrees awarded), Criminology (53 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 degrees).

In 2017, 694 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (494 degrees), 5.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $-13,695 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $-13,695 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,736.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,038

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Delaware State University was $7,038. The cost of tuition at Delaware State University is $-13,695 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,736

2017 Value

4.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Delaware State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,736. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Delaware State University grew by 4.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,455

Room and Board

$1,700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware State University was of $11,455 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

13.6%

2016 Default Rate

171

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware State University was 13.6%, which represents 171 out of the 1256 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 7,636 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.5% annual decline. Out of those 7,636 applicants, 3,450 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,352 students enrolled at Delaware State University in 2017, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,450

Accepted Out of 7,636

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware State University was 45.2% (3,450 admissions from 7,636 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.5%, while admissions declined by -0.49%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

878

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware State University has a total enrollment of 4,352 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 3,834 students and the part-time enrollment is 518. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.6% Black or African American, 9.56% White, 6.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Two or More Races, 0.574% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (47.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (25%) and White Female (4.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (31.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (19%) and White Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,352 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 3,834 and the part-time enrollment is 518. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    2,940

  2. White

    416

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    273

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University is 67.6% Black or African American, 9.56% White, 6.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Two or More Races, 0.574% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 216 students (4.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 212 more women than men received degrees from Delaware State University. The majority of degree recipients at Delaware State University are black or african american (494 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware State University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (74 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (53 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 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 (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), and Communications (74 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Social workers, all other (168,825 people), Other managers (167,201 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,146 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (74,916 people), and Customer service representatives (69,554 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), Communications (74 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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 Personal financial advisors, Dentists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), Communications (74 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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 (308,963 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (198,129 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,181 people), Individual & family services (109,687 people), and Outpatient care centers (98,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), Communications (74 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware State University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 241

  2. 453

In 2017, 241 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University, which is 0.532 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (453).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 0.805 times less than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware State University in Social Work, which is 9 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Delaware State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Delaware State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.769% of graduates (3 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

    494 degrees awarded

  2. White

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware State University is black or african american (494 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

0.432% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    325 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    169 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Delaware State University is black or african american female (325 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (169 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $600k (2.09%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Delaware State University had a total salary expenditure of $140M. Delaware State University employs 98 Associate professors, 51 Assistant professors, and 50 Professors. Most academics at Delaware State University are Male Associate professors (52), Female Associate professors(46), and Male Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 162 employees, Service, with 122 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.6M

2017 Endowment

11.1%

growth from 2016

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at about $28.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware State University grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.48M 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. $20.2M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Delaware State University received $20.2M 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

$54.2M

2017 Salaries

0.0817%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Delaware State University paid a median of $54.2M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($140M) and a 0.0817% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.793% growth from 2015 and a 2.48% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.1M

Instructional Salaries

220

Number of Employees

In 2017, Delaware State University paid a total of $17.1M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

98 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

162 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware State University were Associate professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 51 employees; and Assistant professor with 50 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 162 employees; Service with 122 employees; and Office and Administrative Support 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware State University was Male Associate professor with 52 employees, Female Associate professor with 46 employees, and Male Professor with 38 employees.

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

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