Wilmington University

New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington University is a private, not for profit institution, located in New Castle, Delaware. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Wilmington University has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Wilmington University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $10,620 and fees $50. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,620 and $50 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The Wilmington University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice. The program is intended to enable students to synthesize nursing theory, nursing experience, and research knowledge.

    The various nurse practitioner tracks are intended to enable nurses to meet the standards for advanced registered nurse practice set by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. The curriculum also adheres to the accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Graduate application for admission
    2. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program
    3. Official transcripts detailing satisfactory completion of a baccalaureate program
    4. Minimum of a ‘C’ grade in an undergraduate statistics course and a health assessment course
    5. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    6. Written statement describing professional goals
    7. Professional Resume
    8. Interview with the department of nursing

    The program accepts applications for admission in the fall and spring semesters. The application deadline for admission in the fall semester is the 1st of April and the application for admission in the spring semester is the 1st of September. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Practice Bachelor's degree 435
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 46
Nursing Education Master's degree 79
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 7
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 81
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 19

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Wilmington University

Neumann University
15.48 miles away
Widener University
17.39 miles away
Immaculata University
23.88 miles away
Villanova University
27.78 miles away
University of Pennsylvania
27.92 miles away
Eastern University
28.01 miles away
Drexel University
28.29 miles away
Saint Joseph's University
28.39 miles away
Thomas Jefferson University
29.27 miles away
La Salle University
33.67 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
06/01/1996 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1989 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,492
30k to 48k$14,794
48k to 75k$15,465
75k to 110k$16,105
Over 110k$17,059
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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 $354.00 $354.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $455.00 $455.00

Student Population













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

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, [...]

Margaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing
Wilmington University
320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720

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