University of Delaware

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,730
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,747
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.17%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
66%
33,656 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
23,613
89.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.1%
3,502 Graduates

About

University of Delaware is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Delaware were General Finance (259 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (229 degrees), and Registered Nursing (195 degrees).

In 2020, 6,300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Delaware. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,295 degrees), 9.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $12,730, which is $−15,899 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $12,730, which is $−15,899 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,747.

In 2020, 64% of undergraduate students attending University of Delaware received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,730
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Delaware was $12,730. The cost of tuition at University of Delaware is $−15,899 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$19,747
2020 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Delaware had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,747. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Delaware grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,472
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Delaware was of $13,472 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.74% 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

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at University of Delaware received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2019, when 62% 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.
2.17%
2018 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Delaware was 2.17%, which represents 74 out of the 3406 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

University of Delaware received 33,656 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 25.3% annual growth. Out of those 33,656 applicants, 22,209 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66% acceptance rate.

There were 23,613 students enrolled at University of Delaware in 2020, and 71% 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

66%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
22,209
Accepted Out of 33,656

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Delaware was 66% (22,209 admissions from 33,656 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 25.3%, while admissions grew by 15.8%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
2,983
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at University of Delaware in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Delaware has a total enrollment of 23,613 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,184 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,429. This means that 89.7% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 6.31% Black or African American, 5.26% Asian, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Delaware in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,613 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 21,184 and the part-time enrollment is 2,429. This means that 89.7% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 University of Delaware was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Delaware had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    15,087
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,933
  3. Black or African American
    1,490

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware is 63.9% White, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 6.31% Black or African American, 5.26% Asian, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% 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, 719 students (3.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 980 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 (4,295 degrees awarded). There were 9.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Delaware is General Finance (259 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (229 degrees) and Registered Nursing (195 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (124 degrees awarded), Agriculture (138 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (49 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 University of Delaware are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (306,161 people), Other managers (256,997 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (162,102 people), Postsecondary teachers (117,427 people), and Chief executives & legislators (111,997 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (124 degrees awarded), Agriculture (138 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees), and Social Sciences (568 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 University of Delaware are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (124 degrees awarded), Agriculture (138 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees), and Social Sciences (568 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 University of Delaware are Elementary & secondary schools (349,904 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,887 people), Legal services (242,887 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (180,376 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (179,074 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (124 degrees awarded), Agriculture (138 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (202 degrees), and Social Sciences (568 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 University of Delaware.
Most Common
  1. 259 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 229 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 195 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Delaware was General Finance with 259 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,660
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,640
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,660 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware, which is 0.731 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,640).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 210 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware in General Finance, which is 2.23 times more than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 185 degrees were awarded to women at University of Delaware in Registered Nursing, which is 10.3 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 72% of students graduating from University of Delaware completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 (90.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Delaware is Female and Asian (90.8% 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, 0.685% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,295 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    445 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    327 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Delaware is white (4,295 degrees awarded). There were 9.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,547 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,748 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Delaware is white female (2,547 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,748 degrees).

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Operations

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at nearly $1.45B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $43.9M (3.02%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Delaware had a total salary expenditure of $1.08B. University of Delaware employs 403 Professors, 395 Assistant professors, and 379 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Delaware are Male Professors (279), Female Assistant professors(205), and Male Associate professors (201).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 723 employees, Management, with 602 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 512 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.45B
2020 Endowment
0.879%
decline from 2019

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at about $1.45B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Delaware declined 0.879% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.15B higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $140M - Federal
  2. $34.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Delaware received $140M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $34.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$489M
2020 Salaries
6.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Delaware paid a median of $489M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($1.08B) and a 6.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.27% growth from 2018 and a 6.2% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$154M
Instructional Salaries
1,263
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Delaware paid a total of $154M to 1,263 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
403 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
723 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Delaware were Professor with 403 employees; Assistant professor with 395 employees; and Assistant professor with 379 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 723 employees; Management with 602 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 512 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Delaware was Male Professor with 279 employees, Female Assistant professor with 205 employees, and Male Associate professor with 201 employees.

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

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