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Wilmington University Data & Information Overview

439 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
7% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Wilmington University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Wilmington University Ranked?

#502 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in DE
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 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.

Wilmington University was awarded 439 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Wilmington University is ranked #502 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Wilmington University held the #583 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Wilmington University also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wilmington University?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Wilmington University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Wilmington University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
7% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Wilmington University is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Wilmington University is 7%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  7 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilmington University

59% Freshmen Retention
13% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Wilmington University this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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 13% for first-time, full-time students at Wilmington University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Wilmington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,107 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,421 undergraduates at Wilmington University with 3,107 being full-time and 6,314 being part-time.

How Much Does Wilmington University Cost?

$15,186 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
$13,212 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Wilmington University is $15,186. 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 Wilmington University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,096 $15,176 $15,606 $15,279 $18,524

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 Wilmington University, 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 Wilmington University, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $3,303 a year. That adds up to $13,212 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wilmington University Graduates Make?

$48,187 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wilmington University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,187 in their early years. This is good news for future Wilmington University graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Wilmington University

Delaware State
3,107 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Castle, Delaware. Wilmington University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 877-967-5464

Wilmington University Majors

47 Majors With Completions
1,965 Undergraduate Degrees
1,958 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Wilmington University. Of these students, 1,965 received undergraduate degrees and 1,958 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
Nursing 415 $72,946
Information Technology 164 $51,857
General Social Sciences 147 NA
Human Resource Management 136 $44,226
Business Administration & Management 135 $44,274
Data Analytics 101 NA
Health Sciences & Services 101 $53,939
Criminal Justice & Corrections 97 $39,849
General Psychology 96 $31,574
Liberal Arts General Studies 77 $32,532

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

Online Learning at Wilmington University

87% Take At Least One Class Online
74% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 11,419 students took at least one online class at Wilmington University. This is a decrease from the 12,423 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 11,419 9,747
2019-2020 12,423 9,978
2018-2019 10,989 8,355
2017-2018 9,686 7,064
2016-2017 8,839 6,025

Learn more about online learning at Wilmington University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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