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2022 Best Colleges in Delaware

6 Colleges
$42,567 Avg Salary*
27% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, there are many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Top Delaware Schools ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 6 schools in Delaware, we came up with our list of those that offered the highest quality education. Our ranking methodology focuses on over 20 different objective factors - such as graduation rate, post graduate earnings, and a school's average expenditure per student - to make this determination.

Find out more about our ranking methodology.

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We know that one set of rankings doesn't always help you determine the best school for you, so we've created the ability to narrow your list by location and field of study as well as alternative rankings that prioritize different factors such as those of importance to veterans and returning adults or those who value diversity and value for your money.

One of our other unique offerings is College Combat. This tool lets you build your own customized comparisons utilizing the factors that are most important to you. We encourage you to try it out and pit your favorite colleges and universities head to head!

Top Colleges in Delaware

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

#1

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

University of Delaware tops this year’s ranking as the best school in Delaware for overall quality.Newark, Delaware is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,300 students in 2019-2020.

The low student loan default rate of 2.4% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1% Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from UD make an average of $57,000 per year during the early years of their career.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Delaware Technical Community College - Terry. The school came in at #2 in Delaware on this year’s overall quality ranking. Located in Dover, Delaware, the fairly large public school handed out 1,647 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Delaware Tech go into careers with an average salary of $31,300 during the early years of their career.

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#3

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware

A rank of #3 on our Best Colleges in Delaware list means Wilmington University is a great place for students working on their bachelor’s degree.New Castle, Delaware is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,558 students in 2019-2020.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington University make an average of $42,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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#4

Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

A rank of #4 on our Best Colleges in Delaware list means Delaware State University is a great place for students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Dover, Delaware, the small public school handed out 762 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Del State go into careers with an average salary of $35,800 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Wesley College

Dover, Delaware

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Wesley College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Delaware. Wesley College is located in Dover, Delaware and has a small student population. In 2019-2020, this school awarded 222 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Wesley College make an average of $42,900 a year.

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#6

Strayer University - Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Strayer University - Delaware ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges in Delaware list. Strayer University - Delaware is a small private for-profit school located in Newark, Delaware that handed out 50 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University - Delaware make an average of $45,900 per year during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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