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Located in New Castle, Delaware, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution. New Castle is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

142 Undergraduate Degrees
518 Graduate Degrees

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Wilmington University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Wilmington University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Most Popular Online Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#173 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wilmington University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wilmington University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#42 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#45 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Wilmington University?

Location of Wilmington University

Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 877-967-5464
Website: www.wilmu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theWilmU

How Do I Get Into Wilmington University?

You can apply to Wilmington University online at: www.wilmu.edu/admission/applyonline.aspx

Wilmington University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Wilmington University?

83% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wilmington University, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,332 a year. That adds up to $17,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wilmington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,030 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,302 undergraduate students at Wilmington University, with 3,030 being full-time and 6,272 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wilmington University

There are also 5,428 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,030 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wilmington University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilmington University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wilmington University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 623
Hispanic or Latino 294
White 1,588
International Students 240
Other Races/Ethnicities 216

Geographic Diversity

Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at Wilmington University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 77 countries are represented at Wilmington University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Wilmington University

7,750 Took All Classes Online
10,873 Took At Least One Class Online
14.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 26 bachelor’s degree and 35 master’s degree programs available online at Wilmington University. In 2017-2018, 10,873 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wilmington University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wilmington University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wilmington University was 14.4%. This is the #49 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wilmington University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wilmington University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational/Instructional Technology 21%
General Special Education 27%
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 5%
Instructional Media Design 21%
Special Education 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wilmington University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wilmington University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented #2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #5
Teaching English or French #5
Reading Teacher Education #5
General Special Education #7
General Education #8
General Education #8
Special Education #9
Teacher Education Subject Specific #9
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #13
Educational/Instructional Technology #15
Instructional Media Design #15
Early Childhood Education #19
General Educational Leadership & Administration #20
Teacher Education Grade Specific #24
Educational Administration #33

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wilmington University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 116 0 116
General Education 71 24 0 95
Elementary Education 55 26 0 81
General Special Education 0 70 0 70
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 67 0 67
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 58 0 58
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 51 51
Reading Teacher Education 0 32 0 32
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 29 0 29
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 21 21
Secondary Education 0 16 0 16
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 12 0 0 12
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 7 0 7
Early Childhood Education 3 0 0 3
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 1 0 0 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 1 0 1
English & Language Arts Education 0 0 0 0
Mathematics Education 0 0 0 0
Science Education 0 0 0 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 142 446 72 660

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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