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Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

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Overview

Student Population
4,739
Delaware State University overview
Location Dover, Delaware
Online desu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Delaware State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Dover, Delaware, Delaware State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,317 prospective students applied, and 4,452 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,001 enrolled in the school.  4,136 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 603 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,038 plus fees of $1,320. Delaware State University is ranked 837 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Delaware State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

4/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Delaware State University is rated within the lower 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Delaware State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Delaware State University overview
SAT 810/1010
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.09
Applications Accepted
39.3% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Delaware Resident Tuition
$7,038
In State Costs for Delaware State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $13,068
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$25,876
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,960
Out of State Costs for Delaware State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $13,068
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$35,798

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Delaware State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Psychology 13%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Health Professions 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130934 IPEDS survey data for Delaware State University.

Current students may use the Delaware State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.