Delaware State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Dover, DE

$7,038

Avg in-state tuition

$16,960

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Delaware State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Delaware State University is a small public university located on an urban campus in Dover, Delaware. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,739, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 39%. The university offers 102 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,038, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,960.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

39% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 810-1010

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-22

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students Enrolled

65%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Black

68%

White

10%

Hispanic

7%

Two or more races

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Unknown

4%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

55% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

3,103

Student Location Breakout

65% 35%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 4% online

Doctorate Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,038 $16,960
Graduate $5,160 $11,376

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $2,000
On-campus room and board $13,068
On-campus other expenses $2,450
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,578
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,888
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,888

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $24,556 $34,478
Off-campus without family $29,504 $39,426
Off-campus with family $14,926 $24,848

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

55%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

53%

Pell Grant

55%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,192
State Grant Aid $6,235
Institution Grant Aid $6,327
Pell Grant Aid $4,972

Financial Outlook

$30k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.