Delaware State University

Dover, DE 19901
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Delaware State University is one of the three public 4-year colleges in Delaware. The campus is located in an urban area, in Dover.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,352 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 951 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 675 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 37% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Delaware State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,038, and fees were $830. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,074 and $830 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,352
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT820 to 990
ACT17 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$280/credit
In State Students$280/credit
Out of State Students$638/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$430/credit
In State Students$430/credit
Out of State Students$948/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,600 $12,600 $28,710
ADN 70 $19,600 $19,600 $44,660
BSN 125 $35,000 $35,000 $79,750
FNP 50 $21,500 $21,500 $47,400
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Delaware State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,645
Other Federal Grant 11% $745
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $5,326
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 61% $7,147
Federal Student Loans 75% $6,065
Private Loans 3% $13,432


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,018
$30,001 to $48,000$11,848
$48,001 to $75,000$14,564
$75,001 to $110,000$15,646
Over $110,000$16,873

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing.
Delaware State University
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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