Wilmington University

Wilmington University

Wilmington College was established in the year 1968. It was officially renamed Wilmington University on September 10, 2007, after approval by the Board of Trustees and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Wilmington University is a private educational institution of higher learning. Its main campus is located in New Castle near Wilmington, Delaware. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business
  • Education
  • General Studies
  • Information Technology and Advanced Communications
  • Nursing and Allied Health

The sports teams of Wilmington University are nicknamed the Wildcats. They compete in the NCAA Division II level sports.

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Wilmington University
320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle , DE 19720
General Phone: (877) 967-5464

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Wilmington University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching878education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed administration, instructional media design, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management546business management, logistics, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS, CIO training, management information systems, ...
Therapy and Counseling187behavioral sciences, psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling
Liberal Arts143general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement117criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, security and protective services
Medical Administration56health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering48information technology, web design, computer graphics, computer security
Family and Social Work46human services, public administration
Design25design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16sports and fitness management
Law13legal studies
Medical Support and Technology12health service and sciences
Photography and Commercial Art10cinematography
Media8photojournalism, photo and film tech, desktop publishing and imaging
Transportation7aviation operations

Number of programs and degrees for Wilmington University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree92928
Master's degree1,22932
Associate's degree383
Doctor's degree - professional practice481
Post-master's certificate04

Wilmington University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wilmington University had a total enrollment of 8,353 students (6,933 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 37%
Graduate 63%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 8%
22-24 16%
25-29 22%
30-34 13%
35-39 11%
40-49 16%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Wilmington University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 31 %

Wilmington University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New Castle, 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.

Wilmington University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,810
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,810
Books and supplies $ 750

Financial Aid:
Wilmington University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 794800)

Wilmington University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$69,9004$75,050
Associate professoracademic year10$65,77013$66,154
Assistant professoracademic year18$56,06727$57,970
All faculty totalacademic year33$61,10344$61,941

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

Wilmington University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Baseball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Track Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2897125

Wilmington University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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