49%

Acceptance Rate

$10,256

Avg.Financial Aid

001428

FAFSA Code

About Delaware State University (DSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,586

Website

www.desu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Delaware State University is a public university located in Dover, DE. Delaware State University was founded in the year 1891. Delaware State University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Enter to Learn, Go Forth and Serve and its official colors are columbia blue and red. In addition to over 4,315 undergraduate students, DSU also boasts of over 453 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 4,872. The school has a total of 600 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Interestingly, Delaware State University has an ethnically diverse student population. At DSU around 67% are Black or African American, 9% are white, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, at the university, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 66% of the students are females and 34% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 129 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Clifford Brown (Musician, Trumpeter), Jamaal Jackson (American football player), Clarence Weathers (American football player), and John Taylor (American football player). Delaware State University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – MEAC. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. At DSU, 230 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), ADiA (American Dietetic Association), CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), and MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). Delaware State University has around $28 million in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1200 N. Dupont Highway

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3028576060
Fax: 3028576351
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, Delaware State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

49%

SAT Range

840 - 1010

ACT Range

17 - 22

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at DSU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $35. The SAT score in the range of 820-1020 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 16 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Delaware State University is 19. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901. They can also call them at (302) 857-6060.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,234

Average Annual Cost

$7,038

Books And Supplies

$1,900

Other Fees

$830

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,433

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,219

Total One Year Cost

$23,420

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to DSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $31,684. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

27%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,304

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

74 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

64 Graduates

Criminology

53 Graduates

Psychology, General

46 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

45 Graduates

Social Work

41 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

27 Graduates

Biology, General

23 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

20 Graduates

Agriculture, General

19 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

17 Graduates

Air Transportation

16 Graduates

Political Science and Government

16 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

14 Graduates

Public Health

14 Graduates

Computer Science

10 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

8 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

Engineering Physics

4 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

4 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

4 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

3 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,208

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

49%

Full-time

87%

Part-time

13%

Students Gender

Male

34%

US National: 44%

Female

66%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

10% White

4% Unknown

70% Black

6% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

60%

Out Of State

37%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,802 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

51%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,976/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,200/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,200/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Hornets

School Colors

Columbia blue and red

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

153

Total Female Athletes

163

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Equestrian

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,984 per year. Delaware State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at DSU costs around $4,200 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At DSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 34% and 66%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$26,249

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$272 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,256

Students Receiving Federal Grants

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,929

Students Receiving State Aid

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,512

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,300

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,362

$30K - $48K

$10,271

$48K - $75K

$7,979

$75K - $110K

$4,787

> $110K

$4,447

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$487,600

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$17,297,348

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at DSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Delaware State University is around $6,659 and the federal grant is $4,101. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $5,355 as well as institutional aid worth $6,659. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Delaware State University amount to $487,600 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $17,297,348.

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