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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware

8 Colleges
$42,843 Avg Salary*
28% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

If you're seeking a diverse and multi-faceted college experience, you've come to the right place. The following rankings were designed specifically to help students discover Delaware schools that value diversity.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Delaware to determine which ones were the most diverse. Overall diversity was determined by considering these four factors of the student body: racial/ethnic background, geographic representation, male to female ratio, and age.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware

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#1

Wesley College

Dover, Delaware

Our 2021 rankings named Wesley College the most diverse school in Delaware. Wesley College is located in Dover, Delaware and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 209 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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#2

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The excellent diversity at University of Delaware helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Delaware. Located in Newark, Delaware, the large , public school awarded 4,849 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from U of Delaware go into careers with an average salary of $57,000.

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#3

Goldey - Beacom College

Wilmington, Delaware

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Goldey - Beacom College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware list. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Wilmington, Delaware, and it awarded 170 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Goldey - Beacom College make an average of $44,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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#4

Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Delaware State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware list. Located in Dover, Delaware, the small , public school handed out 662 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $35,800 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Delaware College of Art and Design

Wilmington, Delaware

Out of the 8 schools in Delaware that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Delaware College of Art and Design landed the #5 spot on the list. A small institution, DCAD is private not-for-profit.

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#6

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware

Wilmington University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware ranking. Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Castle, Delaware. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,843 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 17% falling into the traditional age range. 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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With a ranking of #7, Delaware Technical Community College-Terry did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware list. Located in Dover, Delaware, the fairly large , public school awarded 43 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Delaware Tech make an average of $31,300 a year.

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#8

Strayer University - Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Strayer University - Delaware came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Delaware ranking. Strayer University - Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 31 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Roughly 6% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University - Delaware go into careers with an average salary of $45,900.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

*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

  • 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).

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