Best Colleges in Delaware

Small in Size, Big in Opportunity

The first state of the union is looking for business grads

Delaware is barely noticeable on a U.S. map, but sometimes size doesn't matter when it comes to great education, activities and quality of life. Because the banking laws are so relaxed, most major banks have set up headquarters around the state, opening lots of business positions for recent graduates. Other major employers are following the lead, including DuPont, Vulcan Corporation, Wilmington Trust, LabWare, and Pusey & Jones. Popular majors for those planning to stay in Delaware include science & engineering, business & manufacturing, and accounting. and with an unemployment rate lower than the national average, you're sure to find a great start to your new career after graduation.

Now when small towns get going, it's usually a good time. So imagine the celebrations you'll find in the nation's smallest state. Delaware nightlife is best at the Starboard in Dewey and Dogfish Head. When the seasons start changing, check out the Dover Days Festival in spring. In summer, the Firefly Music Festival brings listeners from all over the East Coast. In the autumn you can participate in the Punkin Chunkin World Championship, while the winter months include tours of the du Pont mansions all decked out for the holidays and of course no one living in Delaware ever complains about the tax-free shopping. So, if business or science is your thing and you prefer your education with a side of seasonal adventures, plan on Delaware for your next stop.

*Wikipedia, "Delaware" * www.visitdelaware.com/

Best Four Year Universities in Delaware

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Delaware Newark, DE

University of Delaware offers 354 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 6,288 students graduated with students earning 4,681 Bachelor's degrees, 951 Master's degrees, 331 Doctoral degrees, and 325 Associate's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 Delaware State University Dover, DE

Delaware State University offers 142 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 661 students graduated with students earning 546 Bachelor's degrees, 109 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

3 Wesley College Dover, DE

Wesley College offers 42 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 221 students graduated with students earning 185 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, 4 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

4 Wilmington University New Castle, DE

Wilmington University offers 87 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,102 students graduated with students earning 2,210 Bachelor's degrees, 1,736 Master's degrees, 111 Doctoral degrees, and 45 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 Widener University-Delaware Law School Wilmington, DE

Widener University-Delaware Law School offers 17 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 239 students graduated with students earning 172 Doctoral degrees, 47 Master's degrees, 17 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

6 Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington, DE

Goldey-Beacom College offers 32 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 567 students graduated with students earning 401 Master's degrees, 136 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Delaware

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry offers 124 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,061 students graduated with students earning 1,681 Associate's degrees, and 380 Certificates degrees.

2 Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE

Delaware College of Art and Design offers 11 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 86 students graduated with students earning 79 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates degrees.

List of all Colleges in Delaware

Filter:
Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Delaware University of Delaware Newark, DE
3/5
21 : 1 22,852
Delaware State University Delaware State University Dover, DE
2/5
16 : 1 4,288
Wesley College Wesley College Dover, DE
5/5
15 : 1 1,650
Wilmington University Wilmington University New Castle, DE
3/5
29 : 1 15,002
Widener University-Delaware Law School Widener University-Delaware Law School Wilmington, DE
3/5
12 : 1 653
Goldey-Beacom College Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington, DE
4/5
53 : 1 1,997
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
2/5
22 : 1 13,471
Delaware College of Art and Design Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE
4/5
14 : 1 153
University Logo Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC Newark, DE 15 : 1 120
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Delaware Newark, DE 23 : 1 135
Dawn Career Institute Inc Dawn Career Institute Inc Wilmington, DE 12 : 1 178
University Logo Academy of Massage and Bodywork Bear, DE 25 : 1 74
University Logo Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology Dagsboro, DE 14 : 1 69
Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center Lewes, DE 5 : 1 46
Delaware Technical Community College-Central Office Delaware Technical Community College-Central Office Dover, DE 0 : 1

Find Local Colleges in Delaware

Delaware

Top Schools offering Specific Degrees in Delaware

You've Started Your List