Wilmington University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,430
2.42% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,715
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.95%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
14,730
27.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.9%
71 Graduates

About

Wilmington University is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wilmington University were Registered Nursing (496 degrees awarded), Behavioral Sciences (198 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (188 degrees).

In 2019, 3,960 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilmington University. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,040 degrees), 2.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (796 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,430, which is $−17,070 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,430, which is $−17,070 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,715.

In 2019, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,430
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wilmington University was $11,430. The cost of tuition at Wilmington University is $−17,070 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,715
2019 Value
0.717%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wilmington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,715. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wilmington University grew by 0.717%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilmington University was of $6,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. 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

34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Wilmington University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2018, when 36% 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.
8.95%
2017 Default Rate
325
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wilmington University was 8.95%, which represents 325 out of the 3633 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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Enrollment

Wilmington University has a total enrollment of 14,730 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,114 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,616. This means that 27.9% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 22.3% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilmington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.5%) and White Male (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,730 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,114 and the part-time enrollment is 10,616. This means that 27.9% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Wilmington University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Wilmington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,745
  2. Black or African American
    3,286
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,283

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University is 52.6% White, 22.3% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 587 students (3.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1228 more women than men received degrees from Wilmington University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wilmington University is white (2,040 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (796 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilmington University is Registered Nursing (496 degrees awarded), followed by Behavioral Sciences (198 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (188 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilmington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (569 degrees awarded), Education (660 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (198 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 Wilmington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,613,407 people), Accountants & auditors (1,023,225 people), Other managers (872,145 people), Software developers (650,663 people), and Secondary school teachers (558,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (569 degrees awarded), Education (660 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (198 degrees), Protective Services (224 degrees), and Business (1,035 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 Wilmington University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (569 degrees awarded), Education (660 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (198 degrees), Protective Services (224 degrees), and Business (1,035 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 Wilmington University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,177,030 people), Computer Systems Design (1,031,095 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (611,733 people), Banking & related activities (571,734 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (536,721 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (569 degrees awarded), Education (660 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (198 degrees), Protective Services (224 degrees), and Business (1,035 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 Wilmington University.
Most Common
  1. 496 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 198 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 188 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilmington University was Registered Nursing with 496 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,366
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,594
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,366 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,594).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 343 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 3.85 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 439 degrees were awarded to women at Wilmington University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.7 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from Wilmington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilmington University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 7.04% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,040 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    796 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    261 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilmington University is white (2,040 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (796 degrees).

6.59% of degree recipients (261 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,411 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    629 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    606 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wilmington University is white female (1,411 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (629 degrees).

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Operations

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at nearly $107M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.64M (8.08%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Wilmington University had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Wilmington University employs 56 Assistant professors, 29 Associate professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Wilmington University are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Assistant professors(23), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University are: Management, with 121 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$107M
2019 Endowment
15.4%
growth from 2018

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at about $107M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilmington University grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $204M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.01M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wilmington University received $1.01M 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

$60.2M
2019 Salaries
2.68%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wilmington University paid a median of $60.2M in salaries, which represents 56% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 2.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.24% growth from 2017 and a 1.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.35M
Instructional Salaries
92
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wilmington University paid a total of $8.35M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
121 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilmington University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 29 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University were Management with 121 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilmington University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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