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

University of Delaware offers 246 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 5,937 students graduated with students earning 4,320 Bachelor's degrees, 1,029 Master's degrees, 317 Doctoral degrees, and 271 Associate's degrees.

Delaware State University offers 124 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 761 students graduated with students earning 658 Bachelor's degrees, 89 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

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Goldey-Beacom College
Wilmington, DE

Goldey-Beacom College offers 33 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 548 students graduated with students earning 341 Master's degrees, 170 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates.

Wesley College
Dover, DE

Wesley College offers 48 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 251 students graduated with students earning 208 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Master's degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Wilmington University
New Castle, DE

Wilmington University offers 161 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 3,931 students graduated with students earning 1,940 Master's degrees, 1,842 Bachelor's degrees, 127 Doctoral degrees, and 22 Associate's degrees.

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry offers 123 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,903 students graduated with students earning 1,673 Associate's degrees, 187 Certificates, and 43 Bachelor's degrees.

Strayer University-Delaware offers 64 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 56 students graduated with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Associate's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Delaware

Delaware College of Art and Design offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 25 students graduated with students earning 25 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in Delaware

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Delaware Logo University of Delaware Newark, DE
3/5
19 : 1 23,808
Delaware State University Logo Delaware State University Dover, DE
3/5
22 : 1 4,768
Delaware College of Art and Design Logo Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE
5/5
23 : 1 135
Goldey-Beacom College Logo Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington, DE
5/5
63 : 1 1,327
Wesley College Logo Wesley College Dover, DE
5/5
14 : 1 1,151
Hair Academy School of Barbering & Beauty Logo Hair Academy School of Barbering & Beauty Newark, DE     19
Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology Logo Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology Dagsboro, DE     64
Polytech Adult Education Logo Polytech Adult Education Woodside, DE     313
Paul Mitchell the School-Delaware Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Delaware Newark, DE     112
Dawn Career Institute LLC Logo Dawn Career Institute LLC Newark, DE     304
Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC Logo Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC Newark, DE     112
Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus Logo Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus Wilmington, DE     167
Harris School of Business-Dover Campus Logo Harris School of Business-Dover Campus Dover, DE     194
Wilmington University Logo Wilmington University New Castle, DE
3/5
160 : 1 14,730
Academy of Massage and Bodywork Logo Academy of Massage and Bodywork Bear, DE     87
Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center Logo Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center Lewes, DE
3/5
  70
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Logo Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
2/5
35 : 1 13,660
Strayer University-Delaware Logo Strayer University-Delaware Newark, DE
3/5
  404
Delaware Technical Community College-Central Office Logo Delaware Technical Community College-Central Office Dover, DE      

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