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Delaware State University Share Share

Quick Stats Share Share
SAT Score Range 820 - 970
ACT Score Range 17 - 21
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

45.2%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

820 - 970
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

17 - 21
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$16,904

Average Salary in 10 Years

$38,400
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Delaware State University

Delaware State University is located in Dover, Delaware. It is a small public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 4,050 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 45.2%.

Popular majors include Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Social Sciences, and Health Professions and Related Programs. 37% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $30,100.

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🗺 1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Mission Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution that offers access and opportunity to diverse populations from Delaware, the nation, and the world. Building on its heritage as a historically black college, the University purposefully integrates the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, and service in its baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs. Its commitment to advance science, technology, liberal arts, and the professions produces capable and productive leaders who contribute to the sustainability and economic development of the global community.
🌐 www.desu.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into Delaware State University?

SAT Score Range

820 - 970
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

17 - 21
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

895
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

19
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

92%

Students Submitting ACTs

16%

A lot more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

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Delaware State University has around 7,636 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 28% decide to enroll at Delaware State University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 7,636 applicants 33% are men and 67% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 206 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 49 men.

Delaware State University's acceptance rate is 45.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 41.4% and the acceptance rate for women is 47.0%.

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Who applies to Delaware State University?

Number of Applicants

7,636

Number of Applicants per Spot

8
per spot

Male Applicants

33%

Female Applicants

67%
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Getting into Delaware State University

Delaware State University Acceptance Rate

45.2%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

41.4%

Female Acceptance Rate

47.0%
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Do Students Want to Go to Delaware State University?

Delaware State University Admissions Yield

28%
of accepted students choose to go to Delaware State University

Male Admissions Yield

30%

Female Admissions Yield

27%
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Application Share Share
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

37%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

30%

Women Graduation Rate

41%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Delaware State University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$17,956
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$16,904
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$28,337
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$19,301
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$28,375
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$302
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Delaware State University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

31%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Delaware State University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

97%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

70%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Delaware State University you can visit www.desu.edu/financialaid.

Delaware State University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $28,337
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $19,301
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Delaware State University?

Delaware State University students, on average, make $38,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Delaware State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

6.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Delaware State University.

Median Earnings of Students from Delaware State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Delaware State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Delaware State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Delaware State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Delaware State University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.4x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Delaware State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Delaware State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Delaware State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

15
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$88,191
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Can you go to grad school at Delaware State University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

93%

Undergrads

4,050

Total Students

4,352
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

6%

Students over 25

6%

Student Median Household Income

$60,802
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

65%
of undergraduates

Men

35%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Delaware State University has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 54 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 186 women.

International Students

5%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Delaware State University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Delaware State University study?

Delaware State University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Delaware State University are:

  1. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  4. Social Sciences
  5. Health Professions and Related Programs
Approximately 56% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Delaware State University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

71%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

10%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Delaware State University has a retention rate of 71% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

198
5% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Delaware State University has around 198 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Delaware State University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

693
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

37
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Delaware tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 53% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 42% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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