Delaware State University.

Delaware State University

Dover, DE4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Delaware State University

Delaware State University (DSU or Del State) is a public historically black university in Dover, Delaware. DSU also has two satellite campuses, one in Wilmington and one in Georgetown. The university encompasses four colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced-degree students. Delaware State University is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 3,678 students
  • 0.25 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Delaware State University

Natural Resource Management
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Accounting, Marketing, and Finance.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,450 students out of 7,636 applicants were accepted into Delaware State University. They had an average SAT score of 918. 92% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 16% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Delaware State University was $16,904, while for in-state students it was $7,868. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $24,152.

The average financial aid at Delaware State University is $8,304. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $8,600 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Delaware State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

73% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Delaware State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware State University was of $11,433 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900.

Diversity at Delaware State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017