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Wilmington University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Wilmington University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Wilmington University Ranked?

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2022 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 353 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences and services.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Wilmington University is ranked #912 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Wilmington University held the #1,510 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?

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.

Learn more about Wilmington University admissions.

Wilmington University Faculty

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 6%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  6 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilmington University

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 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 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 Wilmington University is 8%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Wilmington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,302 undergraduates at Wilmington University with 3,030 being full-time and 6,272 being part-time.

How Much Does Wilmington University Cost?

The overall average net price of Wilmington University is $14,683. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,332 a year. That adds up to $17,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 8.9%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Wilmington University make about $42,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Wilmington University make the most money.

Location of Wilmington University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Wilmington University. Of these students, 1,571 received undergraduate degrees and 1,671 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 461 $71,300
Information Technology 148 $50,600
Business Administration & Management 144 $43,700
Human Resource Management 107 $41,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 99 $32,700
General Psychology 94 $30,200
Health Sciences & Services 92 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 66 $29,400
Accounting 62 $45,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 $40,900

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

Online Learning at Wilmington University

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 2018-2019, 10,989 students took at least one online class at Wilmington University. This is an increase from the 10,873 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 10,989 8,355
2017-2018 10,873 7,750
2016-2017 8,839 6,025
2015-2016 10,409 5,611
2013-2014 7,294 4,602

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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