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Delaware State University

1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE

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Delaware State University is a public historically black institution located in Dover, DE. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Delaware. Delaware State University has a yearly student enrollment of over 3,800.

Students can choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 16 to 20 on the ACT or 1180 to 1400 on the SAT are required to increase your chances for acceptance. 43% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 28% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at desu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $7,800 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $17,000 for the year. Housing is available for students, which costs around $7,300 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements.

The Del State Hornets participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.desu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Delaware State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Delaware State University is around 4,300 students. The student body is made up of 92% undergraduate students and 21% graduate students.

$13,000

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $6,700-$8,000
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,370
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $280-$340 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $640-$770 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$8,403
Receiving Student Loans78%$7,806
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Delaware State University may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Delaware State University is approximately 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2008)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1987)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1998)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Delaware State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

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 Delaware State University 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Science Technology

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    44.43%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    97%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $7,701