Delaware State University

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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE, 19901

(302) 857-6060    

Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grand institution. The mission of the University is to provide for the people of Delaware, and others who are admitted, meaningful and relevant education that emphasizes both the liberal and professional aspects of higher education. Within this context, the University provides educational opportunities to all qualified citizens of this State and other states at a cost consistent with the economic status of the students as a whole. While recognizing its historical heritage, the University serves a diverse student population with a broad range of programs in instruction, service, and research, so that is graduates will become competent, productive, and contributing citizens.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $7,336 $7,336 $7,336
In State $7,336 - -
Out of State $15,692 - -
Books and Supplies $1,700 $1,500 $1,500
On Campus      
Room and Board $10,607 $10,607 $10,607
Other Expenses $2,219 $2,138 $2,138
Off Campus      
Room and Board $12,303 $11,408 $11,408
Other Expenses $5,664 $5,564 $5,564
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $5,364 $5,364

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cross Country/Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
58.0 % $4,259
State/Local Grant
40.0 % $4,601
Institutional Grants
56.0 % $5,681
Loans 81.0 % $7,858 may have scholarship and grant opportunities in our online database for students attending Delaware State University, whether offered by the school, a private organization or a local or national philanthropic entity. To discover any available opportunities, please conduct a free, college scholarship search. can help you find Private Student Loans for most schools, and offers Student Loan Consolidation solutions for Delaware State University. We can also assist you in your search for Federal PLUS Loans, Undergraduate Stafford Loans and Graduate Stafford Loans.

The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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