Wilmington University
New Castle, DE 19720


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Trimester
Total enrollment 15,316
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Wilmington University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Wilmington University's tuition was $10,620 for all students regardless of residency (60.4% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of Wilmington University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,387 (which is 45.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Wilmington University in 2016-2017, was 141, which is 49% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,024 (which is 48.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Wilmington University has enrolled a total of 15,316 students (5,694 students full-time and 9,622 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 15,316 students, 1,289 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 8,862 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,454 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,611 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 47%

Black/African American: 23%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Wilmington University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 33% 4,449 1119
Education 18% 2,381 791
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 2,221 427
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 690 136
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 544 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 410 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 336 76
Psychology 2% 250 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 246 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 80

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Wilmington University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Wilmington University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,300. Last year, out of the total 1,448 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,318 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,281 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,127 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,300 $40,600
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 1,448 1,281

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Wilmington University.

Goldey-Beacom College
7 mile away
Neumann University
15.4 mile away
Widener University
17.5 mile away
Swarthmore College
19.7 mile away
Immaculata University
23.9 mile away
Haverford College
27 mile away
Villanova University
27.8 mile away