University of Delaware

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,370
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,044
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.998%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.8%
35,362 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
24,039
90.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
82.1%
3,229 Graduates

About

University of Delaware is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Delaware were General Finance (271 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (234 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (216 degrees).

In 2022, 6,477 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Delaware. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,272 degrees), 8.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (492 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $13,370, which is $−16,780 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $13,370, which is $−16,780 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,044.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending University of Delaware received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,370
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Delaware was $13,370. The cost of tuition at University of Delaware is $−16,780 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,044
2022 Value
5.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Delaware had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,044. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Delaware grew by 5.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,742
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Delaware was of $13,742 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Delaware received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.48% with respect to 2021, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.998%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Delaware was 0.998%, which represents 37 out of the 3708 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Delaware received 35,362 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.67% annual growth. Out of those 35,362 applicants, 26,101 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 24,039 students enrolled at University of Delaware in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Delaware has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
26,101
Accepted Out of 35,362

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Delaware was 73.8% (26,101 admissions from 35,362 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.67%, while admissions grew by 5.76%..

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,241
Scores Submitted (2022)

25% of enrolled first-time students at University of Delaware in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Delaware had a total enrollment of 24,039 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,672 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,367. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 8.58% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Black or African American, 5.49% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.0915% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Delaware in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (3.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Delaware in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,039 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,672 and the part-time enrollment is 2,367. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2022 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 University of Delaware was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Delaware had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    15,180 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,063 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,527 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware is 63.1% White, 8.58% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Black or African American, 5.49% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.0915% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0374% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 522 students (2.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,153 more women than men received degrees from University of Delaware. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Delaware is white (4,272 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (492 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Delaware is General Finance (271 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (234 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (216 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Delaware, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (612 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (211 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (84 degrees).

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 University of Delaware are Other managers (567,325 people), Software developers (479,608 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (452,085 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (351,880 people), and Civil engineers (285,588 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware in 2022 are Engineering (612 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (211 degrees), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Social Sciences (528 degrees), and History (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Delaware are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Engineering (612 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (211 degrees), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Social Sciences (528 degrees), and History (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Delaware are Computer Systems Design (632,813 people), Elementary & secondary schools (595,853 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,936 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (466,809 people), and Construction (388,128 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Engineering (612 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (211 degrees), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Social Sciences (528 degrees), and History (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Delaware.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 271 degrees awarded
  2. 234 degrees awarded
  3. 216 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Delaware was General Finance with 271 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,662
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,815
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,662 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,815).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware in General Finance, which is 2.27 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 193 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.27 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% of students graduating from University of Delaware completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Delaware is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.55% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,272 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    492 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    370 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Delaware is white (4,272 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (492 degrees).

2.55% of degree recipients (165 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,572 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,700 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    330 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Delaware is white female (2,572 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1700 degrees).

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Operations

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at nearly $1.78B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.94%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Delaware had a total salary expenditure of 1.11B. University of Delaware employs 393 Professors, 390 Assistant professors and 371 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Delaware are Male Professor (254), Female Assistant professor (203), and Male Associate professor (196).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 732 employees, Management, with 611 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 556 employees.

Endowment

$1.78B
2022 Endowment
9.02%
decline from 2021

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at about $1.78B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Delaware declined 9.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.41B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$482M
2022 Salaries
1.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Delaware paid a median of $482M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.11B) and a 1.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$156M
Instructional Salaries
1,237
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Delaware paid a total of $156M to 1,237 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
393 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
732 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Delaware were Professor with 393 employees, Assistant professor with 390 employees, and Associate professor with 371 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 732 employees, Management with 611 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 556 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Delaware was Male Professor with 254 employees, Female Assistant professor with 203 employees, and Male Associate professor with 196 employees.

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

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