University of Delaware

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,870

2.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,286

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

62.9%

27,803 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

23,774

89.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

83.2%

3,249 Graduates

About

University of Delaware is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Delaware were General Finance (253 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (191 degrees), and Registered Nursing (184 degrees).

In 2017, 6,050 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Delaware. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,134 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (400 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $11,870, which is $-14,630 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $11,870, which is $-14,630 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,286.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,870

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Delaware was $11,870. The cost of tuition at University of Delaware is $-14,630 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,286

2017 Value

2.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Delaware had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,286. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Delaware grew by 2.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,068

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Delaware was of $12,068 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% 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

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of Delaware received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.94% with respect to 2016, when 63% 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.

2.29%

2016 Default Rate

80

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Delaware was 2.29%, which represents 80 out of the 3493 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

University of Delaware received 27,803 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.7% annual growth. Out of those 27,803 applicants, 17,484 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.9% acceptance rate.

There were 23,774 students enrolled at University of Delaware in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Delaware has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

17,484

Accepted Out of 27,803

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Delaware was 62.9% (17,484 admissions from 27,803 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.7%, while admissions grew by 2.86%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

3,256

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at University of Delaware in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Delaware has a total enrollment of 23,774 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,384 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,390. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% White, 7.27% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 5.02% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0631% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Delaware in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,774 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,384 and the part-time enrollment is 2,390. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 University of Delaware was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Delaware had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16,104

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,729

  3. Black or African American

    1,360

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware is 67.7% White, 7.27% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 5.02% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0631% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 406 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1004 more women than men received degrees from University of Delaware. The majority of degree recipients at University of Delaware are white (4,134 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (400 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Delaware is General Finance (253 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (191 degrees) and Registered Nursing (184 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Delaware, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (621 degrees awarded), Agriculture (118 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (84 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 University of Delaware are Other managers (363,913 people), Software developers (349,238 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,518 people), Civil engineers (229,834 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Engineering (621 degrees awarded), Agriculture (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 University of Delaware are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Engineering (621 degrees awarded), Agriculture (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 University of Delaware are Computer Systems Design (405,559 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (404,536 people), Construction (279,168 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (277,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (251,067 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Engineering (621 degrees awarded), Agriculture (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 University of Delaware.

Most Common

  1. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 184 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Delaware was General Finance with 253 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,523

  2. 3,527

In 2017, 2,523 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware, which is 0.715 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,527).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware in General Finance, which is 2.1 times more than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 208 degrees were awarded to women at University of Delaware in Registered Nursing, which is 16 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 65% of students graduating from University of Delaware completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Delaware is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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 (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,134 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    400 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    340 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Delaware is white (4,134 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (400 degrees).

1.27% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,493 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,641 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    231 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Delaware is white female (2,493 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,641 degrees).

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Operations

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at nearly $1.36B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $180M (13.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Delaware had a total salary expenditure of $956M. University of Delaware employs 390 Professors, 363 Associate professors, and 337 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Delaware are Male Professors (283), Male Associate professors(204), and Female Assistant professors (187).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 638 employees, Management, with 577 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 551 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.36B

2017 Endowment

8.1%

growth from 2016

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at about $1.36B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Delaware grew 8.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.08B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $118M - Federal

  2. $30.8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Delaware received $118M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $30.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$413M

2017 Salaries

4.66%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Delaware paid a median of $413M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($956M) and a 4.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% decline from 2015 and a 2.09% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$138M

Instructional Salaries

1,185

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Delaware paid a total of $138M to 1,185 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

390 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

638 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Delaware were Professor with 390 employees; Associate professor with 363 employees; and Associate professor with 337 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 638 employees; Management with 577 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 551 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Delaware was Male Professor with 283 employees, Male Associate professor with 204 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 187 employees.

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

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