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Delaware State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Delaware State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Del State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Delaware State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Del State is ranked #1,157 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Del State is also ranked #2 out of 5 schools in Delaware.

See all of the rankings for Delaware State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Del State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Delaware State University is a competitive 45%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )
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SAT Math Scores for Delaware State University  ( 400 to 490 )
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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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Learn more about Delaware State University admissions.

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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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
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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
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at Del State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Delaware State University.

Good Overall Diversity at Del State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,315 undergraduates at Del State with 3,790 being full-time and 525 being part-time.

Del State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Del State make around $35,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 10% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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

Location of Delaware State University

Delaware State University is a public institution located in Dover, Delaware. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Del State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-857-6060
Website: www.desu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DESUedu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelStateUniv

Delaware State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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

Learn more about online learning at Delaware State University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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