University of Delaware

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,540

2.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,894

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.85%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.5%

24,456 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,009

90.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.9%

2,790 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 (267 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (217 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (203 degrees).

In 2016, 5,957 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Delaware. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,278 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (339 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $11,540, which is $-14,316 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $11,540, which is $-14,316 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,894.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,540

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Delaware was $11,540. The cost of tuition at University of Delaware is $-14,316 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,894

2016 Value

4.92%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Delaware had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,894. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Delaware grew by 4.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,830

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Delaware was of $11,830 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.35% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Delaware received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2015, 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.

2.85%

2015 Default Rate

92

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Delaware was 2.85%, which represents 92 out of the 3224 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 24,456 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.71% annual decline. Out of those 24,456 applicants, 16,998 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 23,009 students enrolled at University of Delaware in 2016, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Delaware has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,998

Accepted Out of 24,456

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Delaware was 69.5% (16,998 admissions from 24,456 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 66.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.71%, while admissions grew by 2.59%.

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SAT Scores

96%

Submission Percentage

4,226

Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at University of Delaware in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Delaware has a total enrollment of 23,009 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 20,760 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,249. 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 68.6% White, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.99% Asian, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0695% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Delaware in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.7%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Delaware, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,009 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Delaware is 20,760 and the part-time enrollment is 2,249. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Delaware are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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 (83%), 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

    15,776

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,620

  3. Black or African American

    1,330

The enrolled student population at University of Delaware is 68.6% White, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.99% Asian, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0695% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 355 students (1.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 813 more women than men received degrees from University of Delaware. The majority of degree recipients at University of Delaware are white (4,278 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (339 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Delaware is General Finance (267 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (217 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (203 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 (134 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (267 degrees), and Engineering (599 degrees).

Workforce

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 Miscellaneous managers (485,009 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (375,684 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (317,414 people), Civil engineers (236,750 people), and Postsecondary teachers (183,601 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (267 degrees), Engineering (599 degrees), Agriculture (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (152 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (267 degrees), Engineering (599 degrees), Agriculture (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (152 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Architectural, engineering & related services (441,987 people), Computer Systems Design (422,793 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,709 people), Construction (281,109 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (213,204 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Delaware are Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (267 degrees), Engineering (599 degrees), Agriculture (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (152 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 267 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 203 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Delaware was General Finance with 267 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,572

  2. 3,385

In 2016, 2,572 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware, which is 0.76 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,385).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 199 degrees were awarded to men at University of Delaware in General Finance, which is 1.88 times more than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 207 degrees were awarded to women at University of Delaware in Registered Nursing, which is 9.86 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 68% of students graduating from University of Delaware completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (89.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Delaware is Female and Asian (89.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.36% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,278 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    339 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    268 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Delaware is white (4,278 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (339 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,478 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,800 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Delaware is white female (2,478 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,800 degrees).

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Operations

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at nearly $1.34B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $76.4M (5.7%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Delaware had a total expenditure of $908M. Of that $908M, they spent $413M on salaries and $908M on benefits.

University of Delaware employs 384 Professors, 355 Associate professors, and 311 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Delaware are Male Professors (288), Male Associate professors(194), and Female Assistant professors (163).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware are: Office and Administrative Support, with 574 employees, Management, with 544 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 513 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.34B

2015 Endowment

2.38%

growth from 2014

University of Delaware has an endowment valued at about $1.34B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Delaware grew 2.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.07B 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. $106M - Federal

  2. $32.3M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Delaware received $106M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$413M

Salary Expenditure

$908M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Delaware had a total expenditure of $908M. Of that $908M, they spent $413M on salaries and $908M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Delaware as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$413M

2015 Salaries

2.09%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Delaware paid a median of $413M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($908M) and a 2.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.59% growth from 2013 and a 4.88% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$127M

Instructional Salaries

1,119

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Delaware paid a total of $127M to 1,119 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

384 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

574 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Delaware were Professor with 384 employees; Associate professor with 355 employees; and Associate professor with 311 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Delaware were Office and Administrative Support with 574 employees; Management with 544 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 513 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Delaware was Male Professor with 288 employees, Male Associate professor with 194 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 163 employees.

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

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