Wilmington University

New Castle, DE 19720
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Wilmington University is one of the three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Delaware. The campus is located in a suburb, in New Castle.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,170 students attend the school. Every year 26% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Wilmington University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $10,890, and fees were $50. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,890 and $50 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,170
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 8 73
Bachelor's degree 45 390
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 17

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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
The college has an open admission policy. However 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 $35

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$363/credit
In State Students$363/credit
Out of State Students$363/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$466/credit
In State Students$466/credit
Out of State Students$466/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 $16,335 $16,335 $16,335
ADN 70 $25,410 $25,410 $25,410
BSN 125 $45,375 $45,375 $45,375
FNP 50 $23,300 $23,300 $23,300
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, 66% of Wilmington 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 41% $2,449
Other Federal Grant 1% $625
State Grant & Scholarships 8% $2,564
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $903
Federal Student Loans 51% $3,100
Private Loans 6% $3,674


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$13,453
$30,001 to $48,000$14,205
$48,001 to $75,000$15,332
$75,001 to $110,000$15,853
Over $110,000$17,369

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing.
Wilmington University
320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720

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