The story of Goldey-Beacom College, located in Wilmington, Delaware, begins in 1886 when H.S. Goldey opened the Wilmington Commercial College. W.H. Beacom, one of the school's top instructors, left in 1900 to form his own institution just a few blocks away from his previous employer. Over the next fifty years the schools participated in a fierce rivalry which ended in 1951 when the two schools merged. 1974 saw the relocation of the school from downtown Wilmington to suburban Pike Creek.
Goldey-Beacom College offers a small variety of programs with an emphasis on business. While all programs have bachelor's programs, business programs also offer associate and master programs. Courses are offered year round, in a variety of structures to assist those who require a flexible schedule.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Goldey-Beacom College should complete and submit the application along with all recommended material. GBC evaluates each applicant individually, such that GPA, Class rank and test scores are not the only measure of what GBC considers a successful student. Financial aid is available to eligible students. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally GBC provides a financial aid timeline outlining what a student must due and when in order to be considered for financial aid awards.
The Goldey-Beacom College Lightning participate in the NCAA and the CACC.
- Cross Country
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Goldey – Beacom College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Goldey – Beacom College is around 2,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 31% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $23,000-$28,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- For part-time students, charges are between $770-$920 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$19,491|
|Receiving Student Loans||52%||$5,800|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Goldey – Beacom College may provide student services including:
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Goldey – Beacom College is close to 43%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||26%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
Goldey – Beacom College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Goldey – Beacom College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Security and Protective Services
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Goldey – Beacom College for official up-to-date information.