Delaware State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,038
4.39% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,464
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.2%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
39.3%
11,317 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,739
87.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.1%
422 Graduates

About

Delaware State University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Delaware State University were Mass Communication & Media Studies (61 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (53 degrees), and Criminology (51 degrees).

In 2020, 778 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware State University. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (481 degrees), 5.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $−15,492 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware State University is $7,038, which is $−15,492 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,464.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending Delaware State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,038
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Delaware State University was $7,038. The cost of tuition at Delaware State University is $−15,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,464
2020 Value
9.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Delaware State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,464. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Delaware State University grew by 9.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,739
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware State University was of $12,739 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.41% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.2%
2018 Default Rate
134
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware State University was 11.2%, which represents 134 out of the 1192 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Delaware State University received 11,317 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.6% annual growth. Out of those 11,317 applicants, 4,452 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,739 students enrolled at Delaware State University in 2020, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware State University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,452
Accepted Out of 11,317

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware State University was 39.3% (4,452 admissions from 11,317 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 24.6%, while admissions declined by −7.13%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
941
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware State University has a total enrollment of 4,739 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,136 students and the part-time enrollment is 603. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% Black or African American, 9.88% White, 6.52% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Two or More Races, 0.739% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.2%) and White Female (4.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (40.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (14.8%) and White Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,739 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware State University is 4,136 and the part-time enrollment is 603. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Delaware State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Delaware State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Delaware State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,243
  2. White
    468
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    309

The enrolled student population at Delaware State University is 68.4% Black or African American, 9.88% White, 6.52% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Two or More Races, 0.739% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 178 students (3.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 242 more women than men received degrees from Delaware State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Delaware State University is black or african american (481 degrees awarded). There were 5.94 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware State University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (61 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (53 degrees) and Criminology (51 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Delaware State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (74 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Other managers (220,892 people), Social workers, all other (150,331 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,071 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,510 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (82,200 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (74 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Communications (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (74 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Communications (61 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Elementary & secondary schools (351,397 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,341 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (226,213 people), Computer Systems Design (142,681 people), and Individual & family services (118,606 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (74 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Communications (61 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Delaware State University.
Most Common
  1. 61 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 51 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware State University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 61 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

268
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
510
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University, which is 0.525 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (510).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.818 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 81 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware State University in Social Work, which is 7.36 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Delaware State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Delaware State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.711% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    481 degrees awarded
  2. White
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware State University is black or african american (481 degrees awarded). There were 5.94 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    317 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    164 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Delaware State University is black or african american female (317 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (164 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $244k (0.933%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Delaware State University had a total salary expenditure of $150M. Delaware State University employs 86 Associate professors, 56 Professors, and 42 Assistant professors. Most academics at Delaware State University are Male Associate professors (46), Female Associate professors(40), and Male Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, Service, with 94 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.1M
2020 Endowment
17.4%
growth from 2019

Delaware State University has an endowment valued at about $26.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware State University grew 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17.6M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Delaware State University received $17.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58M
2020 Salaries
3.95%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Delaware State University paid a median of $58M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 3.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.67% growth from 2018 and a 1.67% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.3M
Instructional Salaries
215
Number of Employees

In 2020, Delaware State University paid a total of $17.3M to 215 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware State University were Associate professor with 86 employees; Professor with 56 employees; and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware State University were Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees; Service with 94 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware State University was Male Associate professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 40 employees, and Male Professor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Delaware State University.

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