Wilmington University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,890

2.54% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,955

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.12%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

14,170

35.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

32.4%

122 Graduates

About

Wilmington University is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wilmington University were Nursing Practice (435 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (237 degrees), and Behavioral Sciences (205 degrees).

In 2017, 4,520 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilmington University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,047 degrees), 2.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (814 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $10,890, which is $-15,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $10,890, which is $-15,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,955.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,890

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wilmington University was $10,890. The cost of tuition at Wilmington University is $-15,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,955

2017 Value

3.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wilmington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,955. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wilmington University grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilmington University was of $6,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Wilmington University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.56% with respect to 2016, when 39% 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.

8.12%

2016 Default Rate

309

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wilmington University was 8.12%, which represents 309 out of the 3806 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

Wilmington University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 14,170 students enrolled at Wilmington University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

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Enrollment

Wilmington University has a total enrollment of 14,170 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 5,056 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,114. This means that 35.7% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0847% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Wilmington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.6%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.8%) and White Male (8.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,170 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 5,056 and the part-time enrollment is 9,114. This means that 35.7% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 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 Wilmington University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Wilmington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,389

  2. Black or African American

    2,685

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    867

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University is 38% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0847% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 3,533 students (24.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1176 more women than men received degrees from Wilmington University. The majority of degree recipients at Wilmington University are white (2,047 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (814 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilmington University is Nursing Practice (435 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (237 degrees) and Behavioral Sciences (205 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilmington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (796 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees), and Business (1,665 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 Wilmington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,072,621 people), Accountants & auditors (1,124,631 people), Other managers (708,182 people), Financial managers (443,513 people), and Chief executives & legislators (346,390 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Education (796 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees), Business (1,665 degrees), Protective Services (277 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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 Wilmington University are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Education (796 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees), Business (1,665 degrees), Protective Services (277 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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 Wilmington University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,190,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,760 people), Banking & related activities (521,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (508,728 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (504,244 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Education (796 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees), Business (1,665 degrees), Protective Services (277 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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 Wilmington University.

Most Common

  1. 435 degrees awarded

  2. 237 degrees awarded

  3. 205 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilmington University was Nursing Practice with 435 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,672

  2. 2,848

In 2017, 1,672 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University, which is 0.587 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,848).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 524 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University in Information Resources Management, which is 2.83 times more than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 407 degrees were awarded to women at Wilmington University in Nursing Practice, which is 8.66 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% of students graduating from Wilmington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilmington University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 41.8% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,047 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    814 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    562 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilmington University is white (2,047 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (814 degrees).

12.4% of degree recipients (562 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,426 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    621 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    597 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wilmington University is white female (1,426 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (621 degrees).

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Operations

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at nearly $85.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.66M (10.1%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Wilmington University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

Wilmington University employs 61 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors, and 5 Professors. Most academics at Wilmington University are Female Assistant professors (36), Male Assistant professors(25), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 92 employees, Management, with 91 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.4M

2017 Endowment

15.6%

growth from 2016

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at about $85.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilmington University grew 15.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $201M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $571k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wilmington University received $571k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$57.4M

Salary Expenditure

$103M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Wilmington University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$57.4M

2017 Salaries

1.76%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wilmington University paid a median of $57.4M in salaries, which represents 55.9% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 1.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% growth from 2015 and a 6.26% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.55M

Instructional Salaries

99

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wilmington University paid a total of $8.55M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

92 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilmington University were Assistant professor with 61 employees; Associate professor with 33 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University were Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees; Management with 91 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilmington University was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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