Top 2020 Colleges in Delaware

Delaware's 21 Colleges and Universities

Most of the colleges in Delaware are near the Newark and Wilmington areas. Like most other states, schools range from four year colleges to vocational schools. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the First State:

  • Delaware is home to 10 four year colleges. All of them offer masters or doctorate programs in addition to undergraduate degrees.
  • There are 11 two year or less colleges. Only one of these is a public college.
  • Over the past 5 years Delaware colleges have seen a small 3.8% gain in students. In 2017, 60,338 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, there were 13,320 degrees awarded for the 2016 school year. 52% of those awards were bachelor degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from University of Delaware earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $57,000. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in Delaware is $53,320. You do the math!

Delaware Tuition Programs

Delaware is a member of the Academic Common Market. This tuition savings plan is offered when a desired degree is not offered by a college in that state. Students can enroll in an out-of-state college that offer their degree program and pay the school's in-state tuition rate. Member states include nearby states Maryland and Virginia.

Top Colleges in Delaware

Top colleges were ranked by total student population.

#1
24,120
Total Number of Students
$13,680 / $34,310
Tuition & Fees
66%
Acceptance Rate
#2
Wilmington University, New Castle DE
14,786
Total Number of Students
$11,210
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#3
13,895
Total Number of Students
$4,904 / $11,632
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#4
4,586
Total Number of Students
$7,868 / $16,904
Tuition & Fees
49%
Acceptance Rate
#5
1,493
Total Number of Students
$24,300
Tuition & Fees
53%
Acceptance Rate

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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