Goldey Beacom College

Goldey Beacom College

Goldey-Beacom College is located in Wilmington, Delaware, and was established in 1886. The college was originally known as the Wilmington Commercial College which was founded by Mr. Goldey. One of his best instructors, W.H. Beacom, opened his own school in 1900. This school was renamed Beacom College in 1929. The two institutes merged in 1951 to form the Goldey-Beacom College. The Goldey-Beacom College offers a number of associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in various fields of study.

The sports teams of Goldey-Beacom College participate in the NCAA Division II level. The teams compete in soccer, tennis, cross country, basketball, volleyball, softball, and golf. The students publish an on-campus magazine called "The Bolt". Besides, they are also associated with organizations such as the Resident Student Association, Alpha Chi, International Students Association, and Student Athletic Advisory Council.

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Contacting Goldey - Beacom

Goldey-Beacom College
4701 Limestone Rd
Wilmington , DE 19808
General Phone: (302) 225-6265

Goldey - Beacom Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management291business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Computer Science and Engineering32computer and info science, information science

Number of programs and degrees for Goldey - Beacom in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree273
Bachelor's degree1666
Master's degree1304

Goldey - Beacom Student Body

In 2007-2008, Goldey - Beacom had a total enrollment of 1,197 students (1,142 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 41%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 17%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 21%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 21%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
(International Students)1%

Goldey - Beacom Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 83 %

Goldey - Beacom Room and Board (2007)

Goldey - Beacom offers campus housing for 311 of its 1,142 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Wilmington, Delaware for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Delaware Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Goldey - Beacom Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Goldey - Beacom Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,980
Room and board $ 4,782
Room charge $ 4,782
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,350
Books and supplies $ 864
Other expenses $ 7,772

Financial Aid:
Goldey - Beacom participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 142900)

Goldey - Beacom Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$79,9123$73,799
Associate professoracademic year5$67,3053$77,037
Assistant professoracademic year3$56,9772*
All faculty totalacademic year12$68,9258$71,183

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Goldey - Beacom Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Track Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports254469

Goldey - Beacom Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

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Goldey - Beacom Highlights

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What Sets Goldey - Beacom Apart:

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