Wesley College Dover

Wesley College Dover

Wesley College was established in 1873, and is a private, co-educational college of liberal arts located in Dover, Delaware. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 50 acres. The college provides over 25 bachelor degree programs; and several associate degree programs as well. Majors are offered in subjects including history, international studies, media arts, music, and mathematics among others. Master's degrees are also offered in a number of subjects. Wesley College also has courses in adult education.

Wesley College participates in a wide variety of sports including basketball, cross country, soccer, baseball, and tennis. Their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Wolverines. The Wolverines compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III.

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Contacting Wesley College

Wesley College
120 N State St
Dover , DE 19901-3875
General Phone: (302) 736-2300

Wesley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management150business management, accounting, accounting and management, sales and marketing
Education and Teaching47elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing, critical care nursing, various nursing
Liberal Arts42minority and gender studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, political science, history
Therapy and Counseling35psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and fitness
Media11communication studies
Law7legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy0religion
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Wesley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26019
Master's degree734
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02
Associate's degree274
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Wesley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wesley College had a total enrollment of 2,320 students (2,193 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 18%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 28%
22-24 27%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

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

New Jersey30%
New York2%
Washington, DC1%
(International Students)1%

Wesley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %

Wesley College Room and Board (2007)

Wesley College offers campus housing for 970 of its 2,193 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dover, 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.

Wesley College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400480
SAT Math400500
SAT Writing390480

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wesley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,530
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,530
Room and board $ 8,400
Room charge $ 4,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,200
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
Wesley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 143300)

Wesley College Faculty

Wesley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track714
Non-tenured and not on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$67,7209$71,520
Associate professorcalendar year7$58,08611$58,717
Assistant professorcalendar year8$44,92112$48,514
Instructorcalendar year3$39,2966$44,661
All faculty totalcalendar year29$56,16538$56,308

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

Wesley College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Other
Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Wesley College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Wesley College Highlights

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What Sets Wesley College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Wesley College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Wesley College % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Wesley College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Wesley College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Wesley College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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