Wilmington University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,430
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,761
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.55%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
14,769
28.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.6%
60 Graduates

About

Wilmington University is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wilmington University were Registered Nursing (461 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (162 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees).

In 2020, 3,558 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilmington University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,958 degrees), 2.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (707 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,430, which is $−17,199 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,430, which is $−17,199 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,761.

In 2020, 32% of undergraduate students attending Wilmington University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,430
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wilmington University was $11,430. The cost of tuition at Wilmington University is $−17,199 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,761
2020 Value
7.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wilmington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,761. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wilmington University grew by 7.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilmington University was of $6,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

32% of undergraduate students at Wilmington University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2019, when 34% 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.
6.55%
2018 Default Rate
235
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wilmington University was 6.55%, which represents 235 out of the 3588 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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Enrollment

Wilmington University has a total enrollment of 14,769 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,153 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,616. This means that 28.1% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilmington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.4%) and White Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,769 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,153 and the part-time enrollment is 10,616. This means that 28.1% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 Wilmington University was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Wilmington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,764
  2. Black or African American
    3,187
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,501

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University is 52.6% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 440 students (2.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1320 more women than men received degrees from Wilmington University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wilmington University is white (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (707 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilmington University is Registered Nursing (461 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (162 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilmington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (482 degrees awarded), Education (605 degrees), and Protective Services (207 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,938,701 people), Accountants & auditors (1,130,618 people), Other managers (949,469 people), Software developers (580,316 people), and Financial managers (549,594 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (482 degrees awarded), Education (605 degrees), Protective Services (207 degrees), Business (921 degrees), and Social Sciences (188 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (482 degrees awarded), Education (605 degrees), Protective Services (207 degrees), Business (921 degrees), and Social Sciences (188 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 Wilmington University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,303,214 people), Computer Systems Design (1,042,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (746,874 people), Banking & related activities (651,102 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (643,386 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (482 degrees awarded), Education (605 degrees), Protective Services (207 degrees), Business (921 degrees), and Social Sciences (188 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 Wilmington University.
Most Common
  1. 461 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 144 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilmington University was Registered Nursing with 461 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,119
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,439
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,119 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,439).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 229 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.676 times less than the 339 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 415 degrees were awarded to women at Wilmington University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.02 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Wilmington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilmington University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.33% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,958 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    707 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilmington University is white (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (707 degrees).

4.83% of degree recipients (172 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,355 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    603 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    538 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wilmington University is white female (1,355 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (603 degrees).

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Operations

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at nearly $120M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.35M (7.79%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Wilmington University had a total salary expenditure of $109M. Wilmington University employs 56 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Wilmington University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Assistant professors(24), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University are: Management, with 121 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$120M
2020 Endowment
12.3%
growth from 2019

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at about $120M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilmington University grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $182M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $553k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Wilmington University received $553k 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

$62.3M
2020 Salaries
3.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Wilmington University paid a median of $62.3M in salaries, which represents 57.2% of their overall expenditure ($109M) and a 3.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2018 and a 2.24% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.69M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wilmington University paid a total of $8.69M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
121 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilmington University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University were Management with 121 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilmington University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

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

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