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Get the facts about Delaware State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Delaware State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Delaware State University was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Del State landed the #1,157 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Del State held the #1,286 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 5 colleges in Delaware, Del State is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Del State?

Acceptance Rate

Delaware State University has an acceptance rate of 45%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Del State.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to Del State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 500. Math scores were between 400 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delaware State University  ( 420 to 500 )

SAT Math Scores for Delaware State University  ( 400 to 490 )
Del State received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Delaware State University  ( 17 to 21 )

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Delaware State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Delaware State University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Delaware State University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delaware State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Delaware State University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Del State is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Del State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,050 undergraduates at Del State with 3,571 being full-time and 479 being part-time.

Del State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Del State is 63.19 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  63.19 out of 100
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How Much Does Delaware State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Del State is $13,789. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Del State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,265 $12,356 $14,648 $17,840 $18,180

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Del State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Del State, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,382 a year. That adds up to $29,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Del State is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Del State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Del State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,800 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 10% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Delaware State University make the most money.

Location of Delaware State University

Delaware State University is a public institution situated in Dover, Delaware. The city atmosphere of Dover makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Delaware State University

Contact details for Del State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-857-6060

Delaware State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Delaware State University. Of these students, 662 received undergraduate degrees and 103 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 86 $24,200
Communication & Media Studies 77 $22,900
Business Administration & Management 50 $39,300
Social Work 44 $30,300
Criminology 43 $31,300
General Psychology 42 $28,700
General Biology 37 NA
General Agriculture 28 $27,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 NA
Public Health 24 $32,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Delaware State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Del State

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,449 students took at least one online class at Delaware State University. This is an increase from the 24 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,449 5
2016-2017 24 6
2015-2016 690 8
2014-2015 496 7
2013-2014 338 4

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