Delaware State University

Dover, DE 19901

Located in Dover, Delaware, Delaware State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 8529 and 3467 students were accepted.

Delaware State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $6,702 and fees $830. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,308 and $830 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. LPN to BSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. ADN
  5. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The Delaware State University offers advanced education to students who have a baccalaureate degree and show the ability to carry out graduate level course work.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
    2. Official Transcript for all undergraduate and graduate level coursework
    3. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 and a scholastic average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework
    4. Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Management Admission Test or Miller Analogies Test as required

    Applications are expected on a rolling basis. The university retains the applications for unsuccessful applicants for two years. Applicants are accepted on an unconditional, provisional and non-degree admission basis.

    Unconditional admission requires the applicant to meet all the requirements for the program and applicants are accepted on a provision basis if they don’t meet all prerequisites but have a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited college or university. 

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 35
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Delaware State University

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
1.3 miles away
Polytech Adult Education
7.99 miles away
Vineland Adult Education Center
34.39 miles away
Leads School of Technology
34.53 miles away
University of Delaware
35.83 miles away
Delaware Institute of Health Sciences
37.48 miles away
Delcastle Technical High School
37.5 miles away
Delaware Skills Center
38.56 miles away
Cape May County Technical School
40.28 miles away
Rowan University
42.54 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1945 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - 02/13/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - 10/04/2012



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading410 to 480
SAT: Math410 to 490
SAT: Writing390 to 460
ACT Composite17 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,762
30k to 48k$16,921
48k to 75k$19,624
75k to 110k$20,950
Over 110k$21,177
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $280.00 $638.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $430.00 $948.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

UHS Hospitals Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a minority or an immigrant with U.S. citizenship, reside in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, or Tioga County, N.Y., or in Susquehanna County, Penn., have a minimum 3.0 GPA, [...]

Delaware Governors' Biotech Scholarship

Applicant must be planning to obtain a degree or certificate in the biotech field from Delaware State University, Delaware Technical & Community College or the University of Delaware.

Margaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Delaware who will attend an accredited college or university majoring in nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing
Delaware State University
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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