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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,308 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,529 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
89.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
378 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Delaware State University is $6,702, which is $289 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,308, which is 228% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,068 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,221.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Delaware State University received 8,529 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.77% annual growth. Out of those 8,529 applicants, 3,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,328 students enrolled at Delaware State University in 2016, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Delaware State University has a total enrollment of 4,328 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 3,882 students and the part-time enrollment is 446. This means that 89.7% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% Black or African American, 10.6% White, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.67% Two or More Races, 0.67% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.8%) and White Female (4.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (2.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (1.46%) and White Female (0.83%).

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In 2016, 260 more women than men graduated from Delaware State University. The majority of students graduating from Delaware State University are Black or African American. These 559 graduates mean that there were 4.47 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 125 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Delaware State University is Mass Communication & Media Studies with 75 graduates, followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 74 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 59 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Delaware State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 102 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 24 graduates and Communications with 75 graduates.


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Delaware State University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $654,886 (2.9%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Delaware State University had a total expenditure of $124M. Of that $124M, they spent $53.7M on salaries and $22M on benefits.

Delaware State University employs 105 Associate professors, 55 Assistant professors, and 38 Professors. Most academics at Delaware State University are Male Associate professors (60), Female Associate professors (45), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 163 employees, Service, with 123 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees.



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