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Delaware State University Demographics & Diversity

Dover, Delaware

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Delaware State University are mostly Black with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 89% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Delaware State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 11%
Black 75%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 92% more female students than male students enrolled at Delaware State University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Delaware State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Delaware State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Delaware State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,568
Women 3,018

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Delaware State University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 63% of the student body residing outside of Delaware or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Delaware State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 36%
Out of State 57%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,801 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.6%
Part time Undergrads 5.3%

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