University of Delaware
The University of Delaware is a public university. It currently offers over 135 undergrad degrees and 142 master’s degrees, along with 67 doctoral programs and 28 certificate programs offered across 7 colleges and over 82 research institutes. The main campus is in Newark, which is a small city surrounded by over 12,000 acres of public parkland. The student population is nearly half the size of the city population, with over 22,000 students enrolled in the Fall 2015 school year. The university also provides emergency medical services to the campus and Newark community through the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit, which is comprised of volunteer students from the university.
Nursing programs are offered at the University of Delaware School of Nursing (UD SON) at the College of Health Sciences. Students can enroll in a traditional BSN undergrad program, an accelerated program, or an RN to BSN pathway. The college also offers graduate programs, including an MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. in nursing. The traditional BSN program is a four-year option for incoming freshmen interested in a nursing career. Students develop their clinical skills at the UD SON’s Simulation Resource Center and through clinical work at local clinics. The school also includes a student organization that helps provide healthcare services to the community.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students23,774|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1973 - 04/30/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
06/01/1966 - 04/30/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/08/2006 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1130 to 1330|
|ACT||25 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$495/credit|
|In State Students||$495/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,328/credit|
|In District Students||$1,770/credit|
|In State Students||$1,770/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,770/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of University of Delaware's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$1,354|
|State Grant & Scholarships||14%||$5,244|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||65%||$7,911|
|Federal Student Loans||50%||$5,502|
$16,286Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,918|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,933|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,170|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,931|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing.