Delaware State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,038
2022 Average Net Price
$11,886
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.45%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54.9%
7,109 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,826
81.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.5%
428 Graduates

About

Delaware State University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, DE. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Delaware State University were Social Work (102 degrees awarded), Occupational Therapy (35 degrees), and Public Administration (22 degrees).

In 2022, 929 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware State University. 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (568 degrees), 3.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $−16,958 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $−16,958 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,886.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Delaware State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,038
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Delaware State University was $7,038. The cost of tuition at Delaware State University is $−16,958 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,886
2022 Value
2.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Delaware State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,886. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Delaware State University grew by 2.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,323
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware State University was of $13,323 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.62% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.6% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.45%
2019 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware State University was 3.45%, which represents 43 out of the 1246 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Delaware State University received 7,109 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 49.2% annual growth. Out of those 7,109 applicants, 3,904 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,826 students enrolled at Delaware State University in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,904
Accepted Out of 7,109

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware State University was 54.9% (3,904 admissions from 7,109 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 49.2%, while admissions grew by 39.3%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
499
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware State University had a total enrollment of 5,826 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,740 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,086. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.7% Black or African American, 9.59% White, 7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.8% Two or More Races, 0.91% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0172% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (48.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.4%) and White Female (5.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.6%), followed by White Female (16.5%) and Black or African American Male (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,826 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,740 and the part-time enrollment is 1,086. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Delaware State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    3,767 enrolled students
  2. White
    559 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    408 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University is 64.7% Black or African American, 9.59% White, 7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.8% Two or More Races, 0.91% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0172% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 476 students (8.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 419 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 (568 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Delaware State University is Social Work (102 degrees awarded), followed by Occupational Therapy (35 degrees) and Public Administration (22 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), and Transportation (13 degrees).

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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (333,446 people), Other managers (314,744 people), Social workers, all other (205,474 people), Postsecondary teachers (177,204 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (166,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Transportation (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Transportation (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (441,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,497 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (273,216 people), Legal services (266,036 people), and Computer Systems Design (228,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (89 degrees), Transportation (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 59 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware State University was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
674
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 255 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University, which is 0.378 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (674).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.615 times less than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University in Social Work, which is 11.5 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from Delaware State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Delaware State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.467% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    568 degrees awarded
  2. White
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware State University is black or african american (568 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

0.108% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    421 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    147 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Delaware State University is black or african american female (421 degrees awarded). There were 2.86 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (147 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 179k (0.497%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Delaware State University had a total salary expenditure of 190M. Delaware State University employs 85 Associate professors, 60 Professors and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at Delaware State University are Male Associate professor (44), Male Professor (41), and Female Associate professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 105 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, and Service with 76 employees.

Endowment

$36.1M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at about $36.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware State University declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M 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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Salary Expenditure

$67.2M
2022 Salaries
22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Delaware State University paid a median of $67.2M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($190M) and a 22% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.7M
Instructional Salaries
237
Number of Employees

In 2022, Delaware State University paid a total of $18.7M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware State University were Associate professor with 85 employees, Professor with 60 employees, and Assistant professor with 54 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees, and Service with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware State University was Male Associate professor with 44 employees, Male Professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

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

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